A scholar of the Nymian Royal Marines, Surito Carito devoted himself to concocting a cure for an eldritch plague that gradually transformed the afflicted into hideous, stunted monsters. The blight had found its way into Nym on the decks of a trading vessel near the end of the Fifth Astral Era, and Surito himself eventually succumbed to the contagion before his budding treatment could be perfected.
But his misfortune, and that of the other victims, was not to end there. The people were so terrified of the disease that they began calling its sufferers "tonberries," equating their existence with the fearful creatures of myth, and the entire temple into which the malformed Nymians had been herded was sunk into the nearby lake. Submerged under water and bound behind powerful warding magicks, Surito would slumber for more than fifteen centuries before the arcane seals upon the temple were sundered by the advent of the Seventh Umbral Calamity.
Lily: Lily is the name of Surito Carito's faerie, an aetherial entity summoned into the present day when an adventurer inadvertently came into possession of Surito's lost Soul of the Scholar. Though Lily is incapable of speech, occasional acts taken independent of her master's command ecince the existence of a distinct personality and will.