He has been called many things: servant, philosopher, messiah, and bringer of doom. Yet somehow he is all of these, and none of these. Vandesdelca Aurion is the Shreeftut who brought together the Ssi-ruuk Imperium which had been crippled by conflicts with the Yuuzhan Vong and was divided by castes.
Van was born into the royal family as a white Ssi-ruuk, a color that had not been seen before and was considered a curse. Because of this, Van would have to go through countless trials and even have to sacrifice his very soul to continue his existence.
Since he was the Shreeftut's first born the royal family had no choice but to raise Van to be the next Shreeftut. When a second child was born one year later the royal family discretely got rid of Van by selling him as a servant to the the assasins guild in the hope that they would kill him. Instead, Van worked hard to avoid his new master's wrath even though he was only two when he first started. While working there he even gained a new friend,