Autes is a renegade monk who was once an inductee into the druidic priesthood of Valmandar. As the leader of his druid conclave, Autes was expected to perform a sacrifice of a human infant to the dark elvin god of destruction and rebirth. Autes refused to kill an innocent and fled for his life. In his flight, he was burned and his face scarred. The child he saved came to call him father and Autes never disputed her claim on him. He is forever on the run for fear that the Valmandian priests still seek his death.