Quigley is of the hethllot class, colloquially known outside Alderode as a Plat. It is almost unheard of to find Plats outside of Alderode, suggesting that he left his homeland under extraordinary circumstances.
Quigley was raised in a hethllot-community in Alderode. There he was known as a quiet, unpopular lad who mostly kept to himself. He was sent to study Pymary in a city at age six and was recruited as a bird dog at age fourteen. Only a little while later he was married to Vienne and their son Matty was born. Together with Vienne he found the remains of an adolescent mountain ogre, which Vienne then used to build Uiad. After she was murdered he reclaimed Uiad from the municipal office in a suicide mission and fled Alderode with the construct and his son. He found refuge in Cresce for a while but fled again for fear of Uiad being confiscated.
Quigley's Story was written into a play by Anya Hirz. For this reason he is quite well known in Cresce.
He had dealings with the Black Tongues at some point, and they helped him with the construction of Chiz. However, he refused to join them afterwards.
Quigley's Pymary often takes the shape of light-blue insects. This is a possible reference to the short-lived Plats sometimes being insulted as "insects". This also applies to his Pymaric, an adorned shawl which summons an insect swarm.