Much of the past and even some of the more recent history of Abraxus lies shrouded in mystery. Even those that knew him from the very first moment he appeared in Naerlan have never heard him speak of his life prior to his arrival in the city.
Several people who knew him then say he despised the gods of Tharel, seeing them as the invisible puppetmasters that controlled every aspect of life in the realm. Some suggest that he sought the Rod of Destruction for the sole purpose of destroying the gods in an effort to be free of them.
It is known that a few years after his arrival in Naerlan that he joined a company of adventurers called Rogues, one of the few without any religious agenda. Using the new resources available to him, it is said that he began scouring the land for any traces of the Rod of Destruction. His personal quarters in the hall of Rogues was crammed with bookshelves containing old and forgotten lore relating to the days of the Golden Era.
The ghost of Redfern the explorer is said to have visited him during this time to provide him clues as to where shattered remnants of the Rod might be found. None of the other Rogues ever recall witnessing such an event and it has never been determined if Redfern's ghost did truly appear before Abraxus or if this had become the creation of an exhausted and overworked mind.
Such was his passion to find any small fragment of the Rod that he would often disappear into the wilderness for weeks at a time. Eventually, his tenuous connection to Rogue broke and he was outcasted, some say it was over a disagreement with another member and others believe it was simply that the Rogues had tired of his strange habits and frequent absences. After his outcasting, it appears from various sightings that Abraxus spent most of his time wandering Tharel. Many claim that he spent some time at Homanu's temple and others say he could also be found in meditation atop a mountain in the Dark Continent.
What happened next remains possible the greatest mystery, even to Abraxus. Gathered from the scattered notes and his own faint memory of the days before his disappearance it seems that Abraxus went in search for an entrance into Murcaste, the home of the gods. Whether he found it or not remains a mystery as Abraxus vanished without a trace.
Many years later Abraxus resurfaced, lacking any memory of what had happened in the days leading up to his disappearance and the years since. Also unusual was his appearance, instead of a man in his middle years he now looked as a fresh-faced youth. Also changed were his ideals, his desire for the destruction of the gods no longer seemed to burn as bright as it once did. Instead he entered the service of Elbar, lord of the Storms and devoted himself to bringing Chaos to a civilisation that he felt had struggled under the yoke of Order for too long.
Again Abraxus disappeared, although this time the event was certainly better documented. According to his writings, Abraxus was taken by Elbar and placed in the very heart of Chaos itself. Abraxus spent many years there, constantly shifting between countless forms and states of existence. In the meantime, a small number of followers began working towards creating a religious sect called Styrian - something that Abraxus had initially worked on before his second disappearance.
Abraxus has stated that his return to Tharel was less than welcome. He found being confined to a single form and forced back into a world of Order painful and disorienting. However he accepts that Elbar had a purpose for returning him - to finalise the creation of Styrian and aid those new to the Storm in finding their Path.
This is where we find Abraxus now, commonly referred to as the Prophet of the Storms. He devotes much of his energy to teaching others about Elbar and the many Paths of the Storm.