| The War Between the Provinces |
|Nationality:||the mother kingdom|
"Inward" was the alias of a mage from the mother kingdom who anonymously wrote a theory that the gods created lower creatures than humans and other modern animals and let them vie for supremacy of the physical universe without intervening on behalf of early man or anyone else. The notion was condemned as heretical by most mages, and many threats were made against "Inward," which is why he went to lengths to keep his identity secret.
Alva believed in Inward's theory. He was tolerated because of his sorcerous skill and because he was believed to be just as strange.