Kennith Cade, as a child of 9, was orphaned due to his parents illness. Though they were terminally ill, they were the sort who would give their own medicinal herbs away to another sickly person to ease another’s pain. “soothing to the soul” they would say… His parents left him with one single life lesson, give everything that you have even until the end. His parents, much like himself now, were very devout followers of Ilmater. The Clergy of Ilmater is in the Calimshan desert, between Memnon and Calimport. The abby, Wayrest Abby so it was called, that the clerics resided served often as a waypoint for travelers crossing the large desert to get from city to city.The abby took him in and raised him as a young acolyte because his parents has provided service for them for a long time. Over the years Kennith grew into a man and helped keep the clergy intact for many years. He would keep to his clerical duties of visiting the local sick and bring them medicine, bringing food to the hungry, water skins for the thirsty, and bedrolls for the homeless. Until one night he received a very unusual dream… or was it a vision? the avatar of Ilmater came to him in a dream and told him that he must venture outside the clergy walls and “take the pain of the world”. He also stated, “You will be met by the 7 emissaries to which you will carry out your duty.” Kennith had no idea what that meant or even where to go but out of faith for his deity he left anyway to adventures unknown. For fifteen years he roamed the world keeping to his clerical duties until Ilmater would give him another sign.
It was another trip to another city where he encountered a poor frail old woman who seemed to be in distress. After addressing her directly he found that she had dropped her deceased husbands wedding ring down into a grate leading to the town sewers. It was a dirty job… but hey? What’s worshiping the broken god without a little bit of sacrifice eh?