Years prior to the events of the story, Vincent had two children with a Leymon woman, Melissa Bridges, their children being half-Leymon. Unable to be with her due to the difference in their race, they lived separately. He raised their youngest son, Lukius Bridges, while she raised their oldest, Caius Qualls. She was hunt down by the Church but entrusted Caius to Ramrus Qualls prior to her death. Some time thereafter, Vincent began following King Areulla VIII's orders to gather Pensients in exchange for eventually being able to use Life Magic to resurrect his dead wife.