Okay, I don't want to know anything about this guy. I will make my own backstory for him, and it will be true because I will know no other.
He is a descendant of Beowulf, and lives in a log cabin in the middle of an impenetrable forest writing rugged and philosophical adventure novels. He once fought ten gorillas, and only had to retreat when his badassery rubbed off onto them and they learned how to use weapons.
When he was born, a choir of angels sang Through The Fire And The Flames to lull him to sleep.