Senel was a war orphan before the events of the story. He was then taken in by Vaclav Bolud's army, by the age of 12 he was sent to infiltrate the Village of the Ferines to capture the Merines. But after experiencing peace in the village and meeting Shirley Fennes and Stella Telmes, Senel could not bring himself to continue his mission. Senel then fell in love with Stella who knew his secrets; he decided to stay with her and Shirley. But soon, the village was attacked by Vaclav's army, who were searching for Shirley. Stella stayed behind to ensure the safety of both Senel and her sister but she was heavily injured in the process. Before she supposedly died in Senel's arms, Stella asked him to promise her to keep his secret to Shirley. After the incident, he joined the Alliance Marines to provide for the two of them while hiding from Vaclav and his forces.