V.S. Ramachandran is the only child of V.F. Ramachandran and his wife Elena Ramachandran. His mother was a librarian who taught V.S. how to appreciate knowledge, research, and organization and discipline. Nothing particularly interesting happened until he was in puberty when he started to see demons. It was not until college and graduate school where V.S. learned of magic and how to use his powers to summon demons. When he learned of the White Council and the wardens he grew cautious with his magic, fearing a demon would escape and he would meet with a warden, blade first.
This fear drove V.S. to follow his father to the bottle. But his mother’s disappointment and the still present sighting of demons lead to V.S. sobering. After cleaning up, V.S. opened a bookstore for the occult- the Flame of Knowledge. He befriended Balthazar and Veronika Blake through business contacts. The Flame of Knowledge has grown in reputation, even the white council members will seek books, tomes, scrolls, and other bits of lore that V.S. can get access to for his customers.
While running the shop, V.S. used his magic to get information from demons. Sometimes, a summoning is easier than weeks of research. He refuses to use a demon to kill, not only to protect himself from wardens, but because a demon that powerful is not something to summon lightly. He prefers weaker demons like small imps, better to see and not be found to gather information…….