Zarius Darkleaf hails from feywild eladrin courts, he is from esteemed long and ancient noble family amongst eladrins. However he has been exiled (or more precisely; escaped his homeland justice system and reason why he never takes off his magical medallion which wards against divinations and scrying magic). But to understand reason why he did crime is to understand eladrin court traditions.
Firstly to be recognized even as heir you must show talent in magic amongst eladrin nobles as magic is both birthright and also mark of a noble. Sadly though despite brilliant mind and charisma, Zarius was nowhere gifted in magic nor gifted in social graces of the court like his peers were. So this reason his parents were embarassed in bringing him to the court after he reached young adult age and it led to subtle but cold discrimination to Zarius who was furthermore bullied and teased by other nobleborn kids for his lack of magic. Using magic against him.
This had influence early age for Zarius become cold and spiteful, envious, for his peers. Desperate for answers, solution, anything, he poured tomes in his family library. He found mention of that feys, the close neighbhors and allies of eladrin, can through agreement, whimsical sort, grant powerful magical powers and boons for select few.....few who were called warlocks. Eager for to get magical power he located one groves where sprites are rumored to be living in, so he headed out alone into the feywild wilderness and only thanks detailed map and his keen skills on navigation he did not get lost. He approached the sprite community, a small village and he told his reason why he sought them out. A pair of beautiful sprite twins ruled this small village and they both touched him and checked for his heart.....and then they told simply 'no' for him before he was shot with sleep inducing arrows.
Once Zarius woke, the village was gone as so was sprites....but the burning rage, wrath and dark emotions welled in him to yell out his frustration and anger to the woods and then somebody heard it. He wandered, got lost and soon evening turned to night and dark shadows followed Zarius....guided him to meet with a darkly beautiful fey
in shadowy forest. She sensually whispered she can offer Zarius magic, but everything has a price and what Zarius would give in return? Zarius just smirked and said; "My innocence."
Zarius at heart was not innocent but he had never slept with woman and so he offered the only innocence what he had left. This bemused the darkly beautiful fey who then embraced him in the shadowy darkness of the forest....even to this day Zarius does not remember what happened during that night, but he knew he had woke up naked and also sort intuitive sense where he could find the sprite village.....charged with extra magical power he attacked the sprites, using dark magic to enslave and chain the twin sprite princesses which had once spurned him and then enlarge them and force hours, even days, lasting pure carnal depravity upon them and using vial filled with black liquid which was called tears of darkness
he turned the sprites hatred to him into pure carnal lust on him, their own hatred turning against them.
Now, with twin sprites as his familiars and charged with own magical powers he returned back to Darkleaf family and after demonstrating his powers his family welcomed him as a heir and recognized finally as true noble of the house. He was send to the courts and thanks with his dark gifts he became rapidly charming beyond expectations of people and creating rapidly new friends around him. He drew attention of Vaeless Dawnflower, a heiress of one royal families (high nobility). Vaeless fell for his flattery and charming words and thus they were engaged. However his family protested on the union because they thought a another noble heiress for Zarius and which is better match (for family anyways). Zarius darkly poisoned his own father and then as mother mourned father's sudden passage he murdered his own mother and made it look like a suicide. So far it just increased Zarius allure as noble of tragedy for now leading Darkleaf family alone and needing definately get married and birth a heir to continue the lineage.
However, all his plans fell as a ranger, Solaska Goldtree, came in and accused Zarius for mass murdering sprite community and also exposing his involvement in killing his own parents! Zarius had been careful but not careful enough, more so as he was forced wield a rod of truth
, a powerful artifact in royal courts which painted the truths from lies upon flesh of the accused, painfully burn them in there in elvish. When he denied from killing the sprites, fey slayer
was drawn to his flesh, when he denied killing parents, kinslayer
was drawn to his flesh. for his crimes he was condemned to death, waiting for execution. However the guards who were assigned guard him were not prepared for Zarius twin familiars, the twin sprites, come and seduce and kill them and free their master free who then escaped after donning his amulet and taking his pact rod with him and leave from feywild lands.
Now, as runaway noble away from home his crimes are not known (yet) at other lands and so he tries enjoy his noble privilegdes long as he can so long his crimes are not known. He yearns, burns, for accomplish what he plotted; marrying Vaeless Dawnflower, become crowned prince consort and become ruler of eladrins! So he seeks more power, grow in power enough to challenge and conquer his own homeland and claim his bride what was meant to him! But for now.....he tolerates presence of his associates
what he has got involved with so far. They are useful to have around for now.