Aysle Lyre was born to a rural family of wood elves near Waterdeep on Toril, and he lived most of his life in a smallish forest, without any knowledge of the outer world(s). Three years ago, a small group of adventurers passed through the wood, and Lyre's family gave them hospitality. The adventurer's stories awoke a longing in Lyre's heart, a longing to see and explore all that could be known.
He traveled with the adventurers to Waterdeep, and began his studies as a wizard's apprentice to a human mage called K'Tark. K'Tark was a selfish and greedy mage, and he used Lyre's natural stealth while taking advantage of his rural naiveté to steal wealth from others. (He would say things like "Here in the big city, everyone borrows from other folks. Just slip in the back door and get that sack under the sink..." or whatever.)
It was only when Aysle was caught by the authorities that he realized just what he had been snookered into. He felt awful, and the city constabulary realized that he was a rural farmboy taken advantage of by a big city (rather evil) mage. Aysle told the authorities about K'Tark, leading them to close his school and place a price on his head. The mage eluded the city patrols. Aysle was banished from Waterdeep for his part in the crimes for a period of 100 years. Aysle signed on as a sailor on the next ship leaving the harbor. He was obviously green and in trouble, and he couldn't understand why everyone else was laughing at him when he kept asking what port they were making for.
The ship was a spelljammer, bound for space. At first, Aylse was seasick. When the ship was beyond the no-fly zone around Waterdeep, and it plunged into the sky exactly as normal ships do not, Aysle really lost his cookies. After attenuating to the new environment, Aysle came to love wildspace, and he realized that this was his destiny.
He has spent a full year in space now as a sailor on the wildspace seas. His current job is that of an entertainer and sailor on a luxury jammer.
Aysle is of average height and weight for a wood elf (meaning he's short [4'10"] and slim [75 lbs]). He has grey-silver hair that lays at shoulder length or longer, and sparkling green eyes that always seem merry. He's very talkative, and prone to break out into song at any time. He wears bright colors unless he is "working" as a thief, including high green boots, a green cap, green cloak, and bright blue tunic. Working as a thief, he wears gray and black. His features are angular, with a long nose and a quirky smile on his lips.