Born to Shou parents, Kriv Chi, inherited more than his parents bargain for. Unknown to his parents, in the far up in the family tree, the Chi family had a.. liaison with a Dragonborn. The results of this joining has not been noticeable for generations, but in Kriv the family history began to assert itself. Starting with puberty, Kriv began to notice a black and gold scales appearing on his right wrist. With great pains, he scrape these scales off his arm, yet somehow felt abhorred to discard them. As his voice deepened, the scaling increased until no amount of scraping would remove the scales. Kriv resorted to constantly wearing extra long gloves, including bathing and his studying to hide his shame. By the end of puberty, his right hand has been had been fully encapsulated by black and gold scales and has become impervious to fire.
His parents discovered their son had magical talents at the young age of 4. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the barn and goats were permanently traumatized. Holding to the traditions of their land, his parents “donated” their son, thus striping him of all familial relations, to the Wizard Academy.
Kriv spent his days either in lessons or exploring the depths of the Academy’s library. Kriv did his best to avoid the others at the academy at all cost. Between his family abandonment, the growth of his scales, and his limited access with others, Kriv developed an unrealistic expectation of how the world should work and various nervous ticks.