Eroth is one of the rare cases of a person joining the Deepguard voluntarily. Eroth was born in Longport, and found he was gifted in psionics. Unfortunately, as the youngest child in a large family, he never had a chance to get formally trained. His talent in psionics turned into an obsession to learn more. As a child, he heard that the Deepguard, full of Illithid would be a haven for a psion. Knowing he would never be able to afford Eroth decided to join the Deepguard as soon as he was able. In the meantime, he trained himself as a kineticist, as he had also heard that the Deepguard did some dangerous work, and wanted to be useful while learning as well as stay alive. Before volunteering for the Deepguard, Eroth worked with a travelling caravan as a guard to at least stand a chance if he had to fight in the deep. After a year of travelling, and gaining combat experience, he went to the nearest void temple, and volunteered to join up.