Ser Hermenost joined the Heavens' Ward during the tenure of the previous archimandrite. The son of a merchant, he is a man of deep and abiding faith whose pious mother read to him passages from the Enchiridion every night when he was a child—an education which would later influence him to reject the family trade and become a friar of the church.
He spent his younger years in peaceful prayer and service until he was encouraged to undergo military training in order to better protect the monastery in the event of a Dravanian attack. The Temple Knight instructors were so impressed with his axework that they challenged him themselves, and after each was soundly defeated, he was summoned to the Vault, where he was granted a knighthood and extended an invitation to the Heavens' Ward.
Although using an axe Ser Hermenost is also a formidable mage capable of unleashing devastating attacks by imbuing his battleaxe with lightning, a feat which earned him the title of "the Levinlight."