Grew up in Sector 6 in a fairly wealthy and influential magic family. His parents had the wealth and influence to collect banned books… ones on the founding of the city and early tech. They largely regarded them asa curiosity without much care for their content.
After the disaster in Sector 7 a camp of refugees set up not far from where he lived. He met Jean amongst them one day and the two became friends. He began to have a better understanding of what living in the city without magic was like. He also began grabbing books from his parent’s library thinking Jean might find them interesting.
When Jean went to live with the technologists he went along as well and brought several of his family’s books on technology with him.