Alright, well, a few possibilities:
I'm going to suggest that we find The Hero, as well as a place that he either works at or will work at, The Temple. Gender for the hero doesn't matter, but since Pale wants a male one, that can work fine.
The Hero will be reasonably simple to handle. We get him to fall in love, find out about his past and set a few things up. We add some bits to The Temple so that they've been forced into a situation where they have to betray the thing that The Hero sees as most important in the name of the greater good, and conceal it from The Hero.
When we're ready, we reveal to The Hero everything that The Temple has done, and that that's what they consider to be good. It'll break his heart and he'll lose trust in everything, and then we can convince him that he's been wrong his entire life.
How's that sound?