Born in the village of the clan of Licur, within the Diamond Duchy's earthquake-stricken territories, Dorian was a guard and eruption watcher. Life was cheap there, and in a line of work like his, he lived each day not knowing if he would survive it. In this shared fear, he and fellow watchers became close.
When Orobelle came seeking to purchase a protector, Dorian was Chief Corcaro's first recommendation. After a day's negotiation, he accepted employment on the condition that his biological family—his widowed sister Amaranthia and her daughter, Freesia, be allowed to move to the Duchy with him.
In the Duchy, he was assigned the role of protector and Two of the court, and has served Orobelle for two years. He is one of few people towards whom Orobelle harbours genuine care.