Ganer Jitesh has had an unusual life. He was born and raised in Absalom, but both his parents are Vudrani merchants that were in Absalom to help establish a trading company, and were planning to return at a later time. As it turned out, they did return to Vudra, though they left Ganer behind when they did.
Ganer was always seen as special, from an early age he seemed to know things that he shouldn't know, and seemed old beyond his years. His parents took it as a sign that he was favored by Irori, and so they began taking him to the local temple of Irori for guidence. Ganer was believed to be an Oracle, and was taken in by the temple, and his parents as well. All went well until Ganer's twelveth birthday. Strange marks began appearing on his face and over time, the marks turned into black stripes. At the same time, his skin began growing more pale, and his nose and mouth began rearranging themselves into a snout. When this transformation was complete, Ganer had facial features reminiscent of a white tiger, and skin coloration to match. He was a beastbrood, the Tiefling offspring of a rakshasa. When they saw what had become of their son, Ganer's parents fled from his sight; abandoning him at the temple while they fled Absalom in the night. The temple was no more merciful, they knew that the blame was on his parents' evil deeds and not his, but they also knew that Rakshasa spawn were often as cruel and villanous as their demonic sires. He was not killed, for risk of inviting the wrath of whoever had placed his or her mark on Ganer, instead he was exhiled out into the wilderness, The cleric even apologized as he did so.
After being cast out, Ganer wandered the Isle of Kortos, always managing to stay just far enough out of harm's way to survive, though with his limp, it wasn't always easy. He certainly didn't have it easy, he couldn't really associate with people, because his appearance was off putting, and he couldn't ever seem to pick up any survival skills, he figured that maybe the animals sensed something in him that they didn't like. It went on like this for over a year, and after a particularly bad beating, he was preparing a prayer to Achaekek, offering his soul as payment for retribution, when everything turned around. He was approached by an old man with cataracted eyes. The old man told Ganer that there were better things for him than murder and blood, and then walked past him. When Ganer turned to watch him go, the man was nowhere to be seen, with no corners to duck behind. Instead of the man, there was on the ground nearby a copy of the book Unbinding the Fetters. Ganer read the book, and decided to embrace what he believes is his destiny. He believes that the old man was an avatar of Irori, and seeing him restored his childhood faith.
He returned to Absalom not long after, his feline features hidden beneath a heavy brown cloak. He spends most of his time in the Ascendant Court, going from one temple to the next, perusing their libraries as he pleases. He survives by presenting himself as something of a holy beggar, performing minor services in return for food or money. He has come up with a theory that purity and enlightenment are what seperate Aroden, Iomedae, Cayden Calain, and Norgerber from all the others that have attempted the Test of the Starstone. Ganer has decided that he will spend as much time as it takes to achieve the same enlightenment for himself, and then will take his place among the gods.