Farmer with monk training
By all outward appearances, Pierson is merely a middle aged farmer. Permenantly sunburned color, mostly bald, thoroughly average brown eyes and stoutly built.
An astute observer will notice that he moves with a grace that, while not alarming, is certainly not typical of a farmer.
Close friends and those who absolutely need to know are aware that Pierson was found injured in body and spirit by monks somewhere far from Summerash. He is not forthcoming with how and why he wound up in this situation. He does share that the monks shared their training to help him heal the wounds in both parts of himself and learn the discipline to make wiser decisions in the future.
Why he declined to join their monastery and instead chose a life of farming in some unknown backwoods is another matter that Pierson keeps to himself.