Born on the merchant caravans of Thuvia, Akram spent his formative years traveling the roads of The Kingdom of the Sun Orchid with his parents following the trail of that fable elixir. This lasted until his father managed to score a lucrative deal with a foreign merchants and allowing him to finally set out and follow his dream of settling down with his family in the greatest merchant city in the world, Katapesh. Akram spent much of his teens growing up amongst the streets of Katapesh while his father amassed an empire on merchant trade and showering his son in the greatest education his money could buy. With access to some of the greatest knowledge money could buy Akram set out and studied the planes, stars, outsiders, undead, and the ancient ruins always fascinated by that which stood just beyond mankind's understanding. From proteans and ghouls to ancient ruins intelligent life and cultures always fascinated him, their foreign and alien ways a puzzle that he was eager to solve. This love eventually brought him to Qadira, the land of genie binders learning their mystical arts so as to become more adept beseeching the creatures from beyond to aid him both in his defense and to probe for knowledge of the world.