Zindelo grew up outside the Varisian city of Riddleport. There he and his three brothers and two sisters grew up with their two parents. Their parents supported the family with his father's work in Thassilonian research but in truth it was his mother's fortunetelling that regularly kept food on the table.
His childhood was normal for a time, until the change. It was around his 16th year. The changes started slow. It began with interest in his mother's fortunetelling. At first he was giving fortunes as his mother taught him but soon he was making predictions that came true and telling "clients" things of their past that no one could know. At first the family as a whole thought it a blessing from Desna as their fortunes changed with more and more people coming to see Zindelo for a harrowing.
The next change came several months later when one of his brothers broke his leg falling out of a tree. Unsure of how he did it Zindelo healed his brother's broken leg with his touch. Again the family thought this healing power a blessing.
The final change came a few months later that summer. As word of Zindelo's harrowing and healing spread more and more people came to seek him. A crowd had gathered and the sun was hot on his back. He was being constantly pulled in different directions as people vied for his attention. The heat, the pulling, the group of people pressing against him, it all made him feel constricted. He couldn't breathe, he couldn't get away. Suddenly he felt as if he was burning from the inside. He looked down and saw his skin begin to crack with white light pushing out and causing his skin to fall away. The crowd began to scream with fear as they ran in all directions. Soon his body fell away as he became pure energy. Scared by what was happening to him he called out for his mother but the words that came out were not his, instead the Abyssal words of demons escaped his lips, not that he knew that is what he was speaking at the time.
When the chaos dispersed his parents took Zindelo and hid him. They never again let him near the public. Unsure of what happened to him Zin's parents decided it was best for him to stay away from harrowing and healing, instead he began to assist his father when his help was needed.
In his 18th year fortune finally found Zin again. Professor Lorrimor had come to Riddleport for some Thassilonian research. He soon came to Zin's father for assistance. During the weeks he spent with the Lovari family Professor Lorrimor soon learned of Zin's story. The night before Professor Lorrimor was going to leave to go back to Ustalov he spoke with Zin. He told Zin that he suspected he was an Oracle and if he wanted he could go with the professor back to Ustalov to better understand his. Zin was ecstatic but declined the offer because he could not afford the journey. The professor insisted Zin come with him and so, with his parents urging, Zin left in hopes to better understand himself. Once in Ustalov Professor Lorrimor helped Zin to understand his powers and his nature. Zin was introduced to others like himself and soon mastered himself and his abilities.
Zindelo owed Professor Lorrimor everything. Finally understanding who he is and what he can do was something he could never repay and all that Professor Lorrimor had asked in return was that someday Zin repay the favor when the professor came calling.