In his early childhood and teenage, Steelite was an ordinary minotaur-phoenix hybrid with a simple and straightforward dream : becoming either a fierce warrior like his father, the chieftain of the minotaur tribe, or a talented herbalist like his mother, of the phoenix clan. However, towards his adulthood, he got more and more interested in following his father's step, and began honing his combat skills on his own.
As he grew up, he met caravans passing by and trading goods with his father's tribe and his mother's clan. He also encountered merchants recently attacked by bandits or hostile animals along the way, who took shelter at his tribe/clan. During these times, he'd join with the minotaur warriors and hunters to eliminate the threats, while the phoenix herbalists treated the injured merchants.
Eventually, from these encounters, Steelite developed an interest, then a passion, for craftsmanship, and decided to be a weapon-smith for both his parents' sides.
Somewhere around 2015, Steelite opened his own brand known as "Red Alert", and set off on a lone journey into other regions of the lands, hoping to learn more about improving and perfecting his craftsmanship, as well as making a living for his own. While he did make significant successes here and there to build up his reputation, the young blacksmith also got into troubles with those that accused him of stealing their designs, along with other rumors of the likes.
His business lasted for only a year, however, when he decided to refund (but still let the customers keep the products), and thought he'd resign from this profession.
The following year, 2017, Steelite decided to reopen his brand, this time focusing solely on steel and iron, instead of colorful gemstones like before. His designs also became simpler and more refined, with much less color patterns. This time, fortune smiled upon his business... but not his morher's fate, who passed away on August 10th due to a fatal disease. His family was in debt due to his father trying to afford additional medical treatment for his sick mother, and his weapon-crafting business was once again put on the line.
Even with help from the rest minotaur tribe and the phoenix clan, his mother's death isn't the only darkness that glooms over the fate of his family in the far future.