The Captain's distinct appearance came about, when the discovery of a great space hulk was made by his crew, upon boarding, they were set upon by genestealers who had infested the enormous hulk many centuries before, the rest of the crew were wiped out to a man, save for the captain and his giant bodyguard Otto. Rumour had it, that this was were the Captain lost his eye and half a leg when under attack from one of the monstrous creatures, it was only intervention by Otto, that the Captain was saved from certain death. Otto, finding his master in great peril, felt no fear, coming straight at the stealer then plunging his power spear through it's chest. Dragging the Captain back to the Leavil, Otto was able to pilot the ship away, placing himself and the Captain in deep stasis in the hope of being discovered by someone who might foolishly rescue them.
As chance would have it, with a bounty out for the Captain and his ship, word got back to the Wolf of it's whereabouts and an opportunity presented itself to swell his ranks with the kind of merciless scum that he had use for. Offering a deal of live and fight by his side or be left to die, the Captain did what any good pirate would do and sided with the winning side, taking his bodyguard Otto with him.