Kassim was born into a poverty stricken rural village. The village elders, believing he was a demon because of his white skin, would torture him on a regular basis. Eventually Kassim escaped and then wandered the countryside alone for weeks. One day he spotted the towering mount Kilimanjaro and felt drawn to climb it. Upon reaching the summit Kassim collapsed and braced himself for certain death. Only he didn't die. He rose up, he inhaled all the power of Africa, he became a warrior.