Calder's temper is fiery in the literal sense. He has a genius aptitude for arcane magic but a blasé disregard for its effects or proper study. Despite being the headmaster's son, his disdain for the less adept and explosive attitude made him distinctly unpopular with his teachers and fellow acolytes. His father could only shield him from the consequences of his actions for so long, however. Outright setting fire to the university after a clash with a group of students was a crime judged by a jurisdiction higher than the board of directors.
Calder, now disowned and summoned to a court heavily stacked against him, had nothing to lose. Before tucking his tail and running, he burned down the courthouse. He traveled to the Ashfall Waste, where they surely are less sensitive about petty fire fights. It turns out the Fire Flight is even less impressed by conflagration. He now lives in debt to Lise, matron proprietor and lead dancer of the Butterfly's Dance, after accidentally burning the exterior of her tavern.