He was born Akrem of the Shoanti Spire Clan. When he was born his parents were concerned with his troubles with his vision, and his ability to pass the rite of passage for the clan.
During the rite of passage ceremony, he had to survive a harsh winter week alone in the Storval Plateau, and avoid the Giants and Trolls that call the jagged mountains thier home. On the third night a Giant tribe was headed his direction and he needed to hide. His poor vision made it difficult to locate a decent hiding spot and time was running out. Just when he was about to prepare to fight, he saw through a boulder as if it was made of clear crystal that was covering an ancient passageway to a lost Thassilonian underground ruin. Quickly he moved the boulder enough to make his way down the passage. When he returned to his clan after the ordeal, he shared his story and the location of the ruins. The leaders of the clan took this to be a sign from Gorum, and he began his life as Finder of Stones, Oracle of Gorum.
Recently Finder of Stones has been plagued with visions of Magnimar in flames. The Spire clan considers the monuments of Magnimar to be sacred,and when they hear of his dreams they believe this again is Gorum speaking to Finder of Stones and he should make a pilgrimage to the city to discover what the dreams can mean.