Joe had a passion for the arcane from a very young age. Mother passed away. Older brother was born a half-orc and bullies Joe. Father was paying tuition to attend that arcane academy, but that stopped when he left on a trade run and never returned. After a time word was returned that their father was killed by bandits outside ____. Brother took over the finances and decided that Joe didn’t need to go to magic school. Joe moved out and went to work in a library. He developed a bitter hatred for his father for leaving, dying or whatever happened. Joe discovered a secret part of the library containing tombs of lost magic that allowed him to continue his studies. He discovers that he has a perfect memory for written text as long as he understands the script.