Born the natural son of a Danish mercenary and shield maiden, Ralaf was orphaned at the age of four.
Left to wander Aesa's village for a time he was soon adopted by Greta, the elder sister of Jarl Aesa. Initially spending his nights in the chicken coop, Ralaf spent his days trying to find a place amongst the clan, and be seen as more than a simple farm hand. It wasn't long before his newly found "big brother" Gunnar took him under his wing in the ways of armor making, archery, and combat.
Growing up with tales of his late father and stories of his new found family's accomplishments, Ralaf wanted nothing more to be a true Vikingr. Becoming one of the biggest and strongest of the encampment, Ralaf continued to hone his skills with all manner of weaponry; learning the ways of the berserker from his adoptive father Garrick, axe skills from his mother Greta, shield work from his aunt Magda, and swordsmanship from Aesa herself.
Now at the final stages of becoming a man, Ralaf tries to find any opportunity to make his mark as a warrior, even if that means failing comedically a few time along the way.