"... and as the bard played his harp, the wind around them rose into a gale and the enemies arrows all suddenly missed their marks. With this final display, the enemies finally retreated, and the villagers were safe." So goes a part of one of the stories that Belmir's mother told him when he was young. As a child, Belmir always found himself amazed and engrossed by the tales she would tell of an ancient bard, or possibly a few of them, who would use their words and song to cast magic. Many times the bard would sing tales of the gods and aspects, but other times the magic was not from either of these. Every time she told one of these later versions, she'd always say "Do not tell anyone I tell you this story," and Belmir was not initially sure why. It wasn't until he started learning more about aspectism that he came to realize how the other Mali'ame viewed the 'arcane corruptions' of voidal magic. Despite this, even long after his mother had stopped telling the stories, he couldn't stop thinking about them, about how the bard had saved people.
It was with these stories in mind that he finally decided he wanted to become a bard as well. Slowly he began to learn to play a few instruments, and once he was 25 he left his small village near Dominion and began to wander. Belmir decided that if the bards actions would probably be looked down upon in the village, he would find out more about them, their deeds, and possibly how they could even cast magic through singing and instruments.