Auguste was the first son born to King Vaeryn III and Queen Maria. He was rather adventurous during his youth, a trait for which his father rewarded him by allowing him to go on expeditions to far-off nations. He adored his father for this, and seemed eager to take the throne, but one day he and the men he was traveling with never returned from their expedition to the Sanguine Wastes.
Rumors abound that he was sold into slavery, killed by bandits, or merely did not want to be made king. However, there have been no confirmed sightings of Auguste since he vanished.