A pale sun hangs high over the world whose many gods hide in the shadows cast by the suns faint light, driven to the edges of civilization by Manoreth, the one true god who rules over all those who wish to live in the safety of the world's great cities.
Dynion was born out in the edges of that world, where life is hard and the great gods protection in short supply. A place that only heretics and the outcast would go, some gamble their chances with the fearful gods of the of forests and the lakes who still have any trust left in the world of men. Dynion's family found safety with the Blackbird Mother who hid in Triley Wood, who in return from her protection from the monsters locked outside the city walls, asked only that the dead be given to her once their lives had been spent.
The small community that live in Triley Wood name their young on the same day they hand over those that have passed on and Dynion was born on that day with fiery orange eyes that shone as bright as the fires lit to commemorate the occasion. Seen as touched by the Blackbird Mother herself, what passed for her religion took her as an omen. The Blackbird Mother offered no opinion on this.
Raised to be a priestess she took well to the role even at an early age, calm and honest when brought personal problems and as kind to those who sought the churches help as she could be. As she grew older she led the churches ceremonies where they accepted the passing of those taken by a cruel world and rejoiced instead in the sparks of life they'd left behind. Life and Death to her had nothing to be feared in them, fear lay only in refusing to accept your role in either.
On her nineteenth birthday the magic set in and she had difficulty controlling it. Wild and untempered, the school offered her the chance to tame it and with nowhere else to go but her forest she seized upon the chance hopeful by the time she returned she'd be far better suited to dealing with her world and maybe even getting a word of praise from the Blackbird Mother, who'd never spoken to her, not once.