Before he became Vanir, he was known as Vitus. He lived in the forest and spent his days fishing, hunting and foraging. He gathered wood for fuel and found shelter under a canopy of trees.
But what the forest gives, it also takes away.
Fire raged through the forest. Vitus tried to outrun it. Smoke filled his lungs and stung his eyes. He felt the flames burn his flesh and heard the sound of it sizzling. He remained conscious, and cursed the gods as he fell at the base of a towering tree.
The following spring, Vanir emerged as an offshoot of the great tree. Instead of the promising green of new life, his new form was charcoal black. Born of fire and fury, he is ready to exact his revenge.