He’s a telepathic Tiefling (psion) who worked for the King of Hightownton’s elite magical enforcement unit: The Sanctum. His black armor and cloak and silver belt buckle identify him to practitioners of the metaphyiscal arts to step lightly less they arouse suspicion and be put to the question. Skamos used his natural insights (which he later discovered he could influence the behavior of others and even bring them to knees in pain w/o having to even touch them) and on the job magical training (wizard multiclass) to hunt down magical evil-doers, protecting the populace, etc. One day he found out that one of the wizards he tortured and killed was actually innocent (dark secret), and he found evidence (inconculsive) that he was sent in to eliminate an economic rival of the king’s. He just walked out that day and has been adrift helping out where he can, but and looking for some purpose, staying skeptical that any leaders he might follow are corrupt.