In his early years, Morden was a cleric who cut his adventuring teeth tanking for his older brother. It was the Puncture that transformed him into the paladin that in a way he always was. Morden accepted and welcomed the transformation almost immediately, seeing it as evidence that his deity has not forsaken him in this time of trouble.
Morden’s attitude towards Seth is one of implicit trust. Most of the duo’s greatest adventures have been shared, and Morden is keenly aware that without Seth’s battery of arcane energy he would be dead many times over. At the same time, Morden’s first duty is to Mishakal; this higher purpose sets him apart from his frequent comrades Rilla Tordeñas and Lutesinger fen Branchala, whose ideals are less concrete. Morden is profoundly thankful that his duty to Mishakal so rarely conflicts with his loyalty to his brother.