- “Flame you, Elf!”
Cairn left a family behind to become a templar. It is implied by another companion, Nyree, that he and the other Templars of his order were very cruel to the mages in their care. Going so far as making bets on their lifespans and creating runes, "to block out the screaming."
Cairn is tasked with finding and apprehending the rogue Saarebas. He meets Tallis by chance when the two cross blades trying to apprehend the same individual who was involved with the apostate. The two join forces in episode 2.