Heslant the Monk was the author of the Domia abr Wyrda (Dominance of Fate), a complete chronicle of the history of Alagaësia. The book was declared blasphemous and was banned by the Broddring Empire. Heslant was declared a heretic and was executed by being burned at the stake.
Heslant was also a member of a secretive sect near Kuasta, called the Arcaena, that believed all knowledge was sacred. The sect sought to record everything for a time when they believed an unspecified cataclysm would destroy all civilizations in Alagaësia.