Before Colin, however, Harold and Sophia had another child: Renne, born in S.1192. Harold had just started working as a merchant. The aggressive growth of Crossbell's trading market, however, made it impossible for him to run an honest business and he ended up with enormous debts. They ran from the creditors, taking Renne with them. At one point, they feared that the mafia would hunt them down and decided to temporarily entrust Renne to an old, trustworthy friend living in Calvard until her parents had paid off all their debts.
Following the advice of a reliable lawyer, he managed to clear his debts within a year by re-building his professional network from scratch. When they went to Calvard to pick up Renne again, they found their friend's house burnt down. Arsons and organised burglaries were common in Calvard during the mid S.1190s and authorities were late to arrive in the remote region. Autopsy reports concluded that all inhabitants of the house had died.
Devastated that they had lost their daughter, they lost their will to live and considered committing a joint-suicide. Around that time they discovered that Sophia was pregnant with Colin, which reinvigorated their willpower to live and continue their life as honest traders. Although Colin brought them happiness, they continued to live burdened by the sin of abandoning their daughter.
- In Trails in the Sky SC, Harold's last name was written as ヘイワーズ rather than ヘイワース.