There was little that was remarkable about Theron Adrezi as he grew up. He was born to a poor family in Ustalav, and his only real goal in life was to become a craftsman so that he could get out of poverty and live comfortably. Despite his efforts, he did not show much promise in his chosen profession. Some pointed out that he showed more potential as a hunter and tracker, but at the time he had no interest in living that sort of life.
Theron’s world was turned upside down when his town was preyed upon by undead. People began disappearing every night, and those who searched for the victims often ended up missing as well. Eventually even Theron’s sister Mireal went missing. Fortunately, a group of Iomedaean Inquisitors heard of the town’s plight before things got to the point of evacuation. Within a day the inquisitors were able track the disappearances to a necromancer who had set himself up outside of town. He was quickly captured and burnt at the stake in the center of town.
When the inquisitors claimed that the man had fancied himself as a member of the Whispering Way, Theron realized that there were many others like this madman who had taken his sister away from him. Despite the objections of his parents, Theron asked the inquisitors to take him with them so that he could also hunt down these kinds of monsters.
Making the transition from life as a commoner to life as a devout Iomedaean and hunter of evil was not easy for Theron. He was not used to discipline and had not been particularly religious before. However, reading about Iomedae's exploits during the Shining Crusade inspired him to try his best so that he might do at least a fraction of the good that the god had done during her mortal life. He was eventually able to pass his tests to become a full inquisitor and allowed to begin his hunts.
Initially, Theron decided to focus his efforts on finding spellcasters who were looking to join the ranks of the whispering just like the man who was responsible for his sister's death. It was during this hunt that he found out about Professor Lorrimor. One day when he was passing through the town of Ravengro, a few men came up to him and told him that they believed that the professor was a necromancer. Though Theron had a few doubts about the validity of their claims, the memories of his sister and the excitement of having his first lead led him to begin shadowing Professor Lorrimor.
Soon afterward, Theron track the professor to some ruins far outside of town. The young inquisitor thought that if the professor really was a necromancer, maybe this was where he conducted his rituals. For a moment he thought he was proven right when several undead clawed their way out of the ruins and began heading for the professor, but the professor's surprised reaction and the lightning bolt that he quickly cast at them showed that they were not on his side.
Seeing that the old man was not only in danger but fighting against the undead made Theron come out of hiding and join the fight. Professor Lorrimor was surprised to have an ally, and when the last creature was slain he thanked Theron for the help because he didn't believe he had enough spells ready to have fought them all off by himself. As the two talked, Theron realized that the professor was was nothing like the man who had taken away his sister and that he had been lead astray.
Theron guiltily admitted that he was here because some of the villagers of Ravengro had accused the professor of being a necromancer. The young inquisitor said that he hoped that his actions here were enough to make up for the misunderstanding. The professor frowned at the revelation, but was angry at the villagers rather than at Theron. After all, Theron did still risk his live to save him. Before they went their separate ways the professor promised Theron that he would never forget him.
Meeting the professor taught Theron a valuable lesson in not trusting every accusation that was put against a man. During his next few hunts he made sure of take extra care and only charge a man with crimes if the evidence against him and Theron's own instincts were quite certain of his guilt.
It was only a few months later that Professor Lorrimor died and Theron found himself being summoned for the funeral and was mentioned in the old main's will. Supposing that he was listed as a possible heir as thanks for saving the professor, Theron set off to pay his final respects. Truth be told, Theron wasn’t sure he deserved any thanks.