Born in a small apartment in the town of Nova Petrovka. His father taught him how to use bows and small rifles to hunt game (boar and deer) in the woods behind the town. He tragically lost his father in a hunting accident when he fell off the deerstand while hunting boar and one of the nasty pigs charged and rammed his tusks into his father killing him. Ash tried to fight back but the pig was too quick and hit him in the leg severely injuring him. He barely crawled back to his home town and was rescued on the brink of death. And has since recovered and returned to hunting in the woods.