Being born in the country of Sharinnon, Greg thought he was destined to be a hog farmer like his father. However destiny had another fate for Greg. As he grew into manhood, the Horde was on the warpath and had the country of Sharinnon in their sights. Greg was trapped with over 2,000 civilians in a town that was under siege by the Horde Clan of the Broken Spear. He rallied the people of the town denying the Clan of the Broken Spear their victory. Worse yet, he caused a defeat in which the Horde troops fled. For this action, the Council of Chiefs (the ruling body of Sharinnon) knighted Greg. When he was asked for a surname, the only thing he could think of was his heritage of being a pig farmer. Thus Sir Greg Hogsman came into being.