Edmund Berthold Schmidt was born on August 15th in Cardiff, Wales into a well-known family. His father was the ex-keeper of the Heidelberg Harriers, meanwhile his mum was an ex-beater of the Holyhead Harpies. They'd met before a match between the Harpies and the Harriers. An attraction had grown between them, and eventually, that attraction led to something stronger. His father, Derrick, asked Edmund's mum, Emily, out. The pair went on a few dates during their time off, and slowly, that strong feeling was decoded as love.
After two years of dating, the pair broke it off. It had been Derrick's fault, really. After winning one of the most important matches he'd ever played, Derrick had gotten heavily drunk. It was somewhat odd, since he hadn't gotten that drunk since before he met Emily, as she didn't like it when he got drunk. One of the team's supposedly biggest fans noticed this, and approached the drunk quidditch player. She'd seduced him, and thinking it was Emily, Derrick took her to his place, where Emily had been waiting for him. Emily was basically destroyed to the point where she didn't let him explain and simply left. After that, she became much colder and released every single one of her emotions out in her matches.
She wasn't the only one suffering. Derrick could barely even focus during his matches and that almost cost him his career. His career did continue to live on thanks to his teammates. They knew he had the potential to lead them to the World Cup (which, as much as Derrick tried, he couldn't do it). Anyways, they banded up with the Holyhead Harpies (excluding Emily), and made a plan. They'd make him say the truth, and secretely record him. They'd pass the video on to the Harpies, and they'd make sure she saw it. Fortunately, the plan worked.
Derrick and Emily had a long conversation about what had truly happened, and Emily eventually forgave him, though he'd have to earn her trust again. Derrick didn't give it another thought and accepted. After a long year and a half of trying, Derrick finally got back together with Emily. After three more years, the pair got engaged. One more passed before they'd gotten married.
Their first child was Lena Schmidt. Her birth was in Wales, unlike her siblings, as that's where Derrick and Emily had been living at the time. Two years after him came Aeron and Arthur. By then, Derrick and Emily were back in Germany. Two more years passed before Ansel was born. After Ansel, Derrick and Emily had Boyce and Edmund. Boyce and Edmund were the two other kids born in Wales, during one of the many trips the family held. No, they weren't twins, but they were both born during trips to Wales. It wasn't long after when they had their last kids, Blake and Sadie. Growing up, Edmund was closest to Boyce. That was until the twins got old enough to not being annoying baby sisters and Boyce turned around to Blake. After that, Edmund wasn't necessarily close with any of his siblings. It wasn't that he was hurt or he was upset, it just felt impossible to him.
Edmund's first sign of magic wasn't anything special, at least not in his opinion. His parents had practically cornered him to have a parent-kid conversation. He wasn't being social enough, apparently, and they didn't like that. The whole conversation infuriated him, not seeing any of it necessary. So, in pure anger, Edmund caught both of his parents' shirts on fire. He later apologized, several stubborn hours later, and felt bad about it. That's probably the only time he ever felt bad for lighting someone on fire.
Once Edmund got to EESM, he was sorted into Mielkutè and excelled in school for a few years, even landing himself a spot on the quidditch team as chaser. As he went through school, he gained an obsession with fire and accidentally lit several things on fire. This development got him booted from the team in his fourth year and eventually expelled once he reached his fifth. When given the option to attend Hogwarts, he strongly declined and went off to practice his quidditch skills to become a chaser for Caerphilly Catapults (a Welsh quidditch team) when he was seventeen.
After playing for the Catapults for more than a year, he was handed off to the Tutshill Tornadoes, the same team his brother Arthur played on. At the same time, his best friend and "straight soulmate" Maisie Blue returned from her tour and he started coming out to his family.