Jay was born to a young couple in the paranoid time of the 2040's, in the city outskirts of Trondheim, Norway. His father was a scavenger and hunter, his mother an herbalist and forager of sorts. When he was ten, they moved to the community of Nyheim in hope of the prospects promised. Jay didn't quite fit in, his place was more in nature and away from people. It was something which became habit, one he wasn't inclined to break. Jay learned the trades of his parents and worked along side them, or by himself, pursuing his own interests or way of survival. His true passion was tinkering with old technologies. In the late 2060's when leaving Nyheim due to rising tensions, his parents were killed by bandits when he wasn't around, finding them dead, he left civilization, only returning when in need.