Caught in Rebellion
Ezekiel Gentri does not exist, according to the empire. All parents, when a child is born, are required to register their child for an examination to tell if the child is capable of magic or not. Then if proven capable the child is taken from the parents immediately, no goodbyes, no time to gather belongings. Ezekiel was never registered, therefore does not exist. His parents, knowing he had magical abilities, appealed to the Eladrin of a city that appeared in the western woodland only at dusk and stayed for about 2 hours then vanished back to the feywild. The Eladrin agreed to take the child but not the parents.