Rody was adopted by a man named Victor E. Effenberg and raised in the Forest of Spirits as his daughter, during which time she was taught the ways of the sword and about the world outside the forest. They lived happily together until the day Victor left for Midgards, saying that he had a big job to do. Wandering in the forest, Rody met a man named Dhaos who came every day to visit the World Tree. Slowly she struck up a friendship with him, and in return he taught her how to use magic. Beneath his cold exterior, the Dhaos that Rody knew was a kind and caring man, and she grew over time to admire him.