Tobias is a Breton from High Rock. His mother was a witch and decided to leave her coven rather than renounce to her son. She didn’t give up witchcraft however and when she found out that her son had abilities she decided to see how far this could go and raised him as a young witch-boy. Tobias grew up and became skilled and powerful thanks to a strong will to prove that men too could harness the powers of nature and Daedra.
In his thirties he had his first students and created the Wayward Rock, the first coven opened to anyone with the skills no matter their sex or race. In way to ensure the survival of his coven, Tobias searched and found a way to eternity. Some talk of necromancy, other mention dragon blood, there are quite many rumors but so far the secret of it keeps secret.
Witches covens are secretive but the Wayward Rock was the most secretive of all due to its delicate position, the members made sure to keep it as hidden as possible to preserve it. Finding it was hence a challenge already. Many came however and Tobias finally named some of his best students as headmasters, so he could become the new leader of a headless organization of dissident scholars of all sorts: the Veil. Tobias thought his wisdom would be needed to keep the Veil from turning into anything evil or dangerous for the sake of Tamriel.