Benton Race is a Royal Inquisitor of Azin. He was born just outside the capital city of Azin in TK 1018. His ability to figure out complex problems was identified at a young age. He was awarded a scholarship when he was 9 years old to the University of Azin. He was handpicked by the Senior Royal Inquisitor to join the ranks of the crowns investigators when he was 16. His wife died during childbirth to their only child Jonathan.