Josef was a native of Neverwinter who had been born in the grim years after the cataclysm. Recruited into the guard by Sergeant Knox after a brush with the law, Josef soon made a name for himself as a principled and fair man who could talk sense to even the most desperate outlaw, and fought with distinction against the Many-Arrows orcs and the Blackdagger Bandits.
Recently, illness has clouded the Linkletters' happiness. Dorothea's malady has kept the formerly outgoing woman in her home for months, and Josef's increasing desperation is plain to all who know him. Dorothea was being "helped" by Rhazzad, but he was plotting various nefarious plans to do with the spellplague. Sargent Knox was always suspicious of him and his behaviour and as such kept a close eye on him. Before he is defeated, on the way to getting Dorothea out of harms way and into safe care, she has to watch as her loving husband is nearly killed in front of her eyes. As a result she transforms into her spellplagued self and helped to defend and protect him. Stress seems to bring the change over much more quickly than it normally would.
Dorothea Linkletter is the wife of Josef Linkletter. She is a Spellplague survivor. Her fate and that of her husband Josef is closely related to Rhazzad, as is revealed in several quests.
After those events, she and her husband join the Scar Company in The Chasm.