The early years of Carl Tagge's life were marked by pain. Brutal genetic experiments ordered by the Galactic Empire in their attempts to learn if other humanoid species could be genetically altered to become human were all he knew. Carl was purchased by TaggeCo, one of the primary corporations carrying out these experiments for the Galactic Empire. These experiments ultimately proved to be a failure when Carl was only a baby, but in a stunning act of compassion, the Tagge family adopted young Kaal Dek'kur into their family, and renamed him Carl Tagge. He spent his young life growing up on a backrocket Imperial world, unable to fit in with the other young sentients because of his green skin.
Carl always knew he was different, and not just physically. He was far intellectually superior to any and all of the humans around him, including his adopted parents. He excelled academically, but never found a profession he truly enjoyed. For years, Carl wandered aimlessly through the galaxy, working here and there, but never finding any satisfaction in the simple duties he was assigned. One such simple duty was a courier mission for the Falleen Federation, where he met and befriended a Falleen known as Tholin.
Years later, fate brought the two back together. Tholin hadn't forgotten Carl, and divulged to him his plan to form a group for the defense of Iktotch, which would become known as the Iktotchian Guard. After a single conversation with Tagge, Tholin knew he had just the man to lead the Iktotchian Guard. Where other Falleen had ignored Carl because of his Imperial upbringing, Tholin saw only his immense leadership potential.
Before Tholin put him into the leadership position of the Iktotchian Guard, they performed a blood test to ensure that he was free from any contagions, and it was determined, with great surprise, that Carl was a member of a Royal Huruk-Rah bloodline.