Ian was sentenced to exile from Hoyt to Kneelland when he was found guilty of theivery.
Ian was the oldest son of a Jinace Jout, a widowed wife of a soldier who died the year before in the what was known as the River War. Since his father’s demise money and food had become a scarce resource for his family, forcing the boy to take what work he could find.
He was caught stealing a loaf of bread from the table of a wealthy merchant who had hired him to do menial tasks around his mansion. He was consequently convicted and exiled to the Klot Prison Colony of Kneelland.