E'kel is the protagonist of the story, having been born into a world that hates him for reasons he doesn't understand. His father and mother having been driven into hiding with nowhere to call a definitive home, E'kel was born in a cave dwelling. Only a couple of years after his birth he would find himself alone after his parents are taken from him. His mother killed and father sealed away. Young and left without a home or family, he's all alone.
Loss of Parents
Shortly after the age of two, E'kel would have lost his parents when they were attacked in their dwelling during a cold winter night.