Vanderjack was born during the war between beast and man in Caldavar. Raised by his father after his mother was killed by a duo of Stalkers, he became trained in the art of war. His father was one of the fabled Shield bearers and taught his son everything he knew about fighting. Being both young and frustrated by his mothers death, Vanderjack had no patience for the traditional axe and shield tactics of his father.
One of his fathers many vices was gambling. In their village few gambled so never led to much until the day Blacksmith wandered into the village wounded and near death. While nothing was ever waged, the rolling of dice kept the Blacksmiths mind alive and provided entertainment for the bot and father. The fathered rolled dice and the boy sat captivated by the Blacksmiths stories of battle.
In attempts to emulate his new found idols weapon style, the boy gave up using a shield in favor of dual axes. Switching was difficult and his father often caught him fumbling with the axes. In order for the boy to become more fluent with dual wielding his father fashioned him two wooden clubs. The boy fell in love with his new weapons instantly and his prowess began to show.
The boys recovery from his mothers death looked promising until the night that a fellow Shield Bearer came with the news of the fathers death. That was the last night anyone saw the boy. He walked into the night with his crude clubs without a glance back. The forests whispered about the revenge he sought and his rising kill count attested to his devotion. All through this time not a living soul saw the boy and lived to tell of it. That was until the coming of the Hellbourne. He has returned wielding two powerful morning stars, Dusk and Dawn. It is unclear where he went and where the weapons were obtained but Vanderjack knows how to use them. The beastmen may have destroyed his family but Sol be damned if the Hellbourne destroy his world.