Izanís life has been full of many twists and turns. When he was just a young child during the war, Izanís parents often took him to the church in San díOria to pray to Goddess Althena for protection. His father was a Royal Knight that specialized in the use of polearm weapons while his mother was a Temple Knight that specialized in the use of a sword. Both would often take Izan out into East Ronfaure and train him with these weapons. One day while out training with his father, Izan found a wyvern with a broken wing. Izan asked and after much dispute between his parents, Izan was able to keep the little wyvern . . . at least until its wing healed. Izan always took care of the wyvern, heíd often take the wyvern outside so he could walk around a little. After two weeks, the wyvernís wing was fully healed, but his parents noticed how close Izan and the wyvern were and decided to let him keep her. Izan named the wyvern Nanaja but often calls her Nana, a name that she responds to only when Izan uses it. When Izan was still young there was an attack on San díOriaís southern gates by a wild group of orcs and goblins. His parents told Izan they had to go . . . and that was the last time he would see his parents alive. When Izan saw the guard come to the house with his parentís weapons, Izan knew what had happened and ran out into Ronfaure. By age 15, fueled by rage, Izan took his parents weapons and went out into the wild and waited on a cliff for some orcs to pass by. After waiting for several hours, Izan looked down the small cliff and saw three orcs wandering by. Izan took his motherís sword by his side and jumped down the cliff with his fatherís weapon in hand. His first blow that went threw the first orc alarmed the others. Pulling the spear out of the dead orc, Izan made ready for battle. After it was all over, Izan went back to the church one last time. Izan walked into the church covered in blood. He kneeled by the alter and a single tear ran down his cheek. He knew he could not let the pain and anger that was now in control of his life take over the lives of others. He swore that he would protect the people of Vanaídiel from then on . . .
Nanaja was born in Dragonís Aery during the Crystal War. A few years after her birth there was a battle held in the Sanctuary of ZiíTah. Beastmen pushed back by the allied soldiers of Windurst and Jeuno fled into the Boyahada Tree. The great dragon king, Nidhogg, watched as the soldiers pursued the beastmen into the great tree. Nidhogg returned to Dragonís Aery to warn the other dragons and wyverns that the battle has reached the tree and will soon reach their den.
After warning the others, there was an explosion at the entrance. Countless Yagudo bodies flew into the den. Bolts of lightning, shards of ice, and the heat of flames blew through the beastmen forces. The dragons never wanted to get involved in the war so all but Nidhogg and his faithful companion, Fafnir, fled out the back exit.
While fleeing the battlefield, a bolt of lightning struck Nanajaís wing. Hearing Nanajaís painful screech, Jormungand, a powerful dragon heading northwest, turned around and grabbed Nanaja out of the air. Jormungand knew that he could not take Nanaja with him and had to find a safe place to leave her. While flying over East Ronfaure, Jormungand saw some ruins and decided that he could leave Nanaja there.
One day while exploring in East Ronfaure Nanaja decided to examine a wild rabbit in the bushes. Nanaja went up to the rabbit and tapped it with her nose. Feeling threatened by the tap, the rabbit kicked her in the nose and fled out of the bushes. A young boy named Izan and his father training nearby heard the bushís rustle and went over to check it out. Izan noticed that the little wyvernís wing was badly damaged and asked his father if he could keep the wyvern. Izanís parents agreed to let him keep the wyvern until her wing was healed. Izan named his new friend ďNanajaĒ but often called her ďNanaĒ.
Nanaja spent two weeks healing. During that time Nanaja and Izan would often go out into East Ronfaure to play with Izanís childhood friend, Vynala. Nanaja always seemed to be jealous of Vynala but quickly became her friend. Izan and Vynala helped Nanaja fly again by putting her food up in a tree near the Southern San díOria gate. Izanís parents noticed that Izan and Nanaja had a strong connection to each other and decided to allow Izan to keep her. Izanís parents died a month afterwards; leaving them both alone.
Nanaja helped Izan get through the loss of his parents. Wherever Izan went Nanaja was never far behind. Nanaja and Izan knew that they were meant to be together. Nanaja was Izanís faithful companion. Izan would never call Nanaja his ďpetĒ because she was more than that; she was and remains his best friend and partner.