Oberon owes his existence to a brief tryst one cold winter’s night. Lysander and Kiara had only just met, and afterwards they would not meet again — due in part to the latter’s regret for having involved herself in such a foolish and fleeting encounter. With her guilt steadily mounting, Kiara eventually asked Rhydian and Veerle, her friends and pack-mates in the Stormborn Alliance, to take the pups when they were born. Being new parents themselves and wanting the best for their friend and her children, the couple agreed to do so without hesitation.
Kiara went into labor during a cold snap in spring. Three perfect, healthy pups entered the world. And once it was done, their mother left them to another family and vanished. Thus Oberon, Titania and Demetrius came to be raised by Rhydian and Veerle alongside his two older, adoptive sisters: Maeve and Maaike.
Early in their first summer, the three blood-related siblings met their biological father, Lysander. Granted, he was introduced as merely being a friend of the family. At first Rhydian was not especially receptive to the male’s attempts to be a part of the pups’ lives. In time, however, he began to drop his guard, allowing him the title of uncle. Although “Aunt Kiara” also appeared in the Alliance territory around that same time, she came and went before Oberon ever had an opportunity to meet her.
During midsummer, Veerle decided to go for a walk and didn’t return for several weeks. Ostensibly suffering under the stress of parenthood, she took to wandering the valley, and in the meantime Oberon began to blame himself for her absence, convincing himself that he was a terrible child despite his father’s insistence that she merely needed a “break” from her family. Still, even after their mother finally returned, telling Maaike and Titania a tale of being attacked by a strange male, Oberon refused to go to her. Instead he waited, hoping that she still had some semblance of love for him despite his awfulness and that she would seek him out. During the meteor shower, by his Uncle Lysander’s suggestion, he made a wish on a falling star. His deepest longing was to be close to his mother again, and so he picked a star and wished with all his heart.
By late summer, however, Veerle had yet to come to him — and thus, despite his reservations, Oberon ventured to Thunder Creek to find her.
But he would never see her alive again.
He found her there at their home, already far gone. She had ingested some sort of toxic plant, his father said. An accident. Overcome by grief, Oberon nestled against his mother and reveled in the closeness he’d yearned for while he felt her body grow cold.
After the funeral, Oberon refused to return to the creek, instead taking to Falcon Rise and the surrounding hills. Because of this, he lost contact with his siblings for a time. Eventually he reunited with Demetrius, and after coming to terms with one another, the two brothers embarked on a trip to see the fabled ocean. In time they were joined by their “Uncle” Lysander, who traveled the coast with them until their eventual return to the Alliance territory.