Grimluk lived thousands of years ago. At the age of 12, he had a wife, Gelidberry, and a nameless baby. He worked for a baron as a horse leader until one day a "hurried, harriednave" named Sporda into town. He told told Grimluk and the baron
that he was a full-time fleer. Meaning he flees from the Pale Queen. After that, Grimluk lost his job as a horse leader and became a fleer.