Aksel was born to two prominent people within the tribe. His father was a consultant to the chief and his mother taught battle techniques to the children. Absorbing as much knowledge from them as possible, Aksel grew up to be a very powerful and knowledgeable warrior becoming a full tribal warrior while still in his teen years.
Unfortunately, his life turned tragic when his tribe was attacked and defeated by a neighboring tribe. Aksel was present in the battle and witnessed both of his parents being slain. Aksel and a few others from his tribe managed to survive the battle but were taken prisoner and sold to human traffickers from Soodaria where they were given over to the Skab people (an insectoid race from the Black Pit) as food.
Aksel managed to escape from becoming dinner and headed to the grand city of Shiara. Needing money to survive, Aksel signed up to fight in the gladiator arena. Despite being an unknown entity (or perhaps because of it), Aksel was victorious in his first tournament. What he didn’t realize at the time was that the arena would become his second home for years afterward.
For years, Aksel would fight in the arena, improving his skills with each passing battle by studying his opponents. Through careful observation, he was able to learn dozens of new fighting styles and became the undisputed champion in the arena. Collecting the gear, weapons, and armor of his defeated adversaries, Aksel has amassed a small fortune worth of battle items over his years.