The Sage was born some time after the formation of the Mages Guild. His birth occurred under special circumstances, and he was gifted with an exceptional affinity for magic. Recognizing his great talent, the local wizard instructed Gyron in the magical arts. Eventually, after surpassing his master, Gyron left his humble home in Moonguard for the city-state of Shornhelm. In Shornhelm, he received training from the guildmaster, Morkledder, but he soon exceeded the Mages Guild and began to train at the Crystal Tower. However, after exceeding the Elder of the Council of Wizards in the Crystal Tower, Gyron returned to Moonguard, taking the role of the village wizard. He lived in his hometown for years until the death of his parents. In grief, Gyron spent the rest of his life attempting to learn the secrets of immortality so that grief like his would never happen again. Eventually, he retired to the Kurallian Mountains near Shornhelm.
During the Imperial Simulacrum in the late Third Era, the village of Moonguard was an active settlement ruled by Lord Tristard. It had a rivalry with Eagle Brook and the Ebon Wastes. It was neighbored by several settlements, including Camlorn in the northwest and Kings Guard in the east.