Talen-Jei spent his early life hidden away in a cave near Stormhold, because he was seen as a monster. One day an Argonian woman found him, and decided to help him leave Black Marsh without trouble. She took him to Leyawiin, where they fell in love and had a son. She passed away later on, leaving Talen-Jei and his son, Darin-Jei, broke. They couldn't find jobs, so Adawulf Sea-Born had Namir Azzan invite them both into the Blackwood Knights and The Order of Vulcan.
Talen-Jei eventually made a name for himself, getting him the position of Third in Command. Tales of his sword fighting skills are told all over Tamriel, and many suspect he is the only remaining Tsaesci left on Nirn due to what Louise of the Black Fang did to the rest.