Michael was born without legs and uses a specially designed chair of flying to move himself around. He has thus been able to wander the country in his early life as is required of a bard, though these days he is settled in Saragost and intends to remain so. He has a room in the Hall of Echoes and maintains the library there.
Michael is the most popular person on the Council among the city dwellers, as he makes sure that hundreds of years of local tradition are not thrown away in favor of some scheme that would make money for the merchants. He also spends a good deal of his time among the people, telling them tales and performing for them free of charge.