Robert Sealion's family received their surname from the ferocity of their fighting on the sea. When Robert was born in TK 1030, his father commanded 130 ships in the Kendan Navy. Robert grew up learning the sea, how to fight on it, and how to live off of it. In TK 1044, Robert was on a training cruise when his ship sighted a small pirate squadron. That squadron turned and attacked his ship. His captain and the officers were killed within minutes of the opening attack. Robert led the trainees to victory over the pirates. They sailed back into port with three captured pirate ships. He was rewarded with Kenda's highest awards of honor.