He is the only current hybrid, who possess the ability to both manipulate the essence of others while still having essence of his own that he can also manipulate at will.

He resides in the nation of Aethon, where he is the current head of the Aethon Order's military and the architect of Aethon's radical expansionist plans.

Like other hybrids, he has an unusually long lifespan, which has given him the ability to develop his plans over the course of generations. His fellow Aethonites perceive his lifespan, as well as his unique abilities, as a spiritual gift. 

He is around 200 years old at the start of the novel.