He had everything one ever wanted: good parents, a universe-class education, the best trainers in all the worlds, and, importantly, the Elemental Crystal of Light — an immensely powerful relic, composed of the crystallized form of a deity. Often ostracized by his peers due to his exceptional privilege, Dayton desired, as a child, to be less fortunate.
After the End of Time, Dayton found himself in the black Nothing of the Void. Protected by his Elemental Crystal, the Void failed to make Nothing of him. For many years he floated through the darkness, until a strange magician offered him an opportunity: vow to find the Alchemist, and be released from the Void. Before he could closely consider his options, Dayton found himself enveloped by light, trees, grass, birdsong — he was alive again, in the Realm of Paradise. He took in his first deep breath in this new world, and then took his first step on the hard path to the Alchemist, the magician more myth than man, the Protector of Paradise, who, for as long as Dayton had been in the Void, had been sought and not found.