Vyrah worked for a prestigious household as a falconer for many years. As a reward for his service, he was given first pick of falcon hatchlings, and he chose Skye. When the manor caught ablaze, it was Skye's screeches that woke Vyrah. Between Skye's warning and Vyrah's fast thinking, many of the birds and people were saved that night. Vyrah found strength and resolve he had never known, and devoted himself to saving others.