At a young age, it was evident Ardishir was a precocious child. Walking, talking, and reading earlier than many children, he grew up raised by his grandfather, the chief archivist in the great library of the city of Markush. Always asking to hear stories of heroes and wizards, and playing at being the same, his grandfather relished telling him tales and letting him rummage through old books and scrolls in the archives of the library.
When Ardishir turned 16 his grandfather sent him to The Shining Academy, a military institution for the young and ambitious which also featured a school of wizardry. Showing an aptitude for both arms and the arcane, it wasn’t long before Ardishir was chosen to join the Hellbender Company, an expeditionary force that was often hired out to explore and bring back rare and sometimes magical antiquities. Ardishir acquitted himself well with the Hellbenders, loving the adventure and the discovery of ancient tomes and artifacts. At the age of 22, he is already a seasoned explorer with a drive to see and do more than ever before. Still a member of the Hellbenders, he sometimes strikes out on his own to investigate rumors of lost lore and experience life like few others ever do.