Abandoned at a young age, Trevor Marshall befriended the adolescent nomad Paul Kollmer. After being turned away by the regional wolf pack, of which there were several in the New York City suburbs, Trevor and Paul realized they must work together in order to survive the bitter Tri-State winters. They amalgamated their names to Taul under the youthful but false assumption that this action would double their magic powers. After an embarrassing encounter in the local tavern, Taul realized that did not have any magic powers to begin with and that they must resort to more worldly pursuits of women, wine, and food. In order to eat, drink, and procreate, Taul developed a musical sound that satisfied the aural needs of their prey.