Sevastan's daughter died a few months after Juni's birth. His son-in-law died a few years later, and the rest of his family was lost when the nearby town of Starhaven was mysteriously destroyed, leaving Sevastan to raise Juni on his own.
For most of his life, Sevastan was possessed by the spirit of a long-dead evil mage. Because Sevastan didn't have the Mage-Gift, the spirit worked through Sevastan's daughter and granddaughter. It used blood magic while the women 'healed' injuries, leaving a line to each person treated. Mage-Sight revealed the stain of blood-magic on the spirit of the person who was healed.
Sevastan was finally freed when Herald Vess and the spirit of a dead Tayledras mage together defeated the evil blood-mage. Unfortunately, the elderly Sevastan was killed in the process. Vess Saw him briefly, in the place between life and death, where he thanked Vess for his freedom, and asked him to tell Juni that he had done his best to love her despite being possessed and controlled by the evil mage.
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