He grew up in a pod, alongside Aisling Muirgen. At a young age the two began to learn together from the elder mermaids in their pod, and whereas he began to show a good skill for picking up what they taught in their classes, he also began to be a sort of tutor for Aisling, the younger of the two. As they grew up, they both were quite adventurous, often getting into trouble. Once he found some wrecked ships, in which he once fought and killed an octopus. The next visit, he brought Aisling along, and the two were attacked by a shark which, after biting each of them, was dispatched by his spear.