I never knew my parents. First thing I remember is the orphanage, in eastern Rembia. I learned early on that because of my physical traits, I had to look after myself, as I was harassed by the humans every day of my life. The only person who saw me as something other than a monster was the local healer Cawn. She saw potential in me, and taught me what she knew, how to infuse a piece of yourself into a potion to make it work, how to extract different venoms and how to create salves. She also taught me some more, explosive, extractions, to be used only in the direst need. Just as I was starting to get a hold of my new powers, Cawn was taken by the village. They disapproved of training a “demon”, and burned her alive as a hag. That village no longer exists. Neighboring villages have stated that the fires from the explosions grew to amazing heights, and that there was nothing left of the place but a burned husk.