Ludwing was born in the Germanic free city of Goüsberg, the bastard child of a prostitute, and an unknown client. Ludwing spent his early years living in squalor, practically living on the streets. his mother, to busy with her work to give much affection to Ludwing. He was raised by his older sisters, and spent his time with his brothers and other vagabond children. At the onset of puberty, Ludwing began to display Psionic powers. He was detected by the Imperial Psion College, in the Duchy of Heinsbrücken. He was trained in the College, and afterward, was indentured to the College for several years to pay the costs. After his contract was spent, he traveled toward the coast, to see what his destiny would bring him to.