Bront Imogast was one of Havenford's founders, and the first master mason to work in the town. He was a business acquaintance of one of the people planning the original settlement. He heard about it in passing, and as the son of a businessman in the city of Serin, he decided it would be a good way for him to step out of his father's shadow.
His father had planned for Bront and his brother Cant to inherit his business together, but Bront managed to convince them both that he should do his own thing. They were reluctant for him to move away, but Mant understood, and he was happy that Cant would at least continue his tradition in Serin. Mant gathered enough coin for his son to easily set up shop elsewhere, as well as a few sets of fine tools and some supplies to start out. They visited friends, feasted, and then Bront gathered up his loaded wagons and joined the caravan of settlers headed north.
When they reached the crossroads there was surprisingly nothing there. Oceltine has said there was a village here a long time ago, but only faint foundations could be seen, and even those were barely visible. Bront let most of the others take out their claims first, choosing to move a bit to the east because there was a limestone quarry in that direction. He built his home and work space out of the first stones he quarried. The quarry had not been worked in a long time but there was plenty of stone in it still. It diminished as the town grew of course. He later married a farmer's daughter, and now has a family with a son in apprenticeship under his grandfather.