Galen was a techno-mage. He was, loosely speaking, a member of the crew of the Excalibur, and had occasional dealings with Gial Ackbar. Galen was born in 1532 N.E, the child of two techno-mages. Shortly afterwards Elric was assigned by The Circle to monitor his development. Galen's parents would fight often, leading his mother to become increasingly dissatisfied with his father's persistent womanising with Alwyn.