Ordained under the holy cross, Elijah has been a man of faith since his mothers passing. His piety and attention to theology earned the respect of his father and the Anglican clergy, his perception of the world is through the eyes of a holy man, understanding of God's mercy but also his infinite justice. Through his dedication he was able to become an ordained priest, serving in Oxford despite his young age. However his disillusionment with his peers began after his more fundamentalist views clashed with the progressive standards of his church. Seeking a spiritual relief, and on his fathers suggestion, he moved to Chenarussia to seek discussion with his Orthodox cousins, and become a chaplain for NATO soldiers operating in the region.
Confronted with a supposed apocalypse, Elijah sees the present as the most important part of his life, where he may be able to save more souls before the coming end.