Apin surprised everyone at the last Jungle Games on his home planet Simios. What he lacked in size he made up for with his dizzying agility and unrelenting bravado. Defeating all of his opponents, some of them more than twice his size, he reached the final of the Jungle Games, where he faced Mona. Drawn to her incredible charm and her explosive character, he refused to fight her. In the end, both Apin and Mona secured a spot as a representative of the Ape Faction in the Planet X Arena. A proud member of the Oppthum Clan, from the Northern Territories of Simios, Apin was a precocious talent, showing excellent hunting skills from an early age. Tales are still told about the great bounties he would bless his village with upon return from his hunting expeditions. Some even say that he would dash through the Simiosian thicket at such speed that passers-by would be left astonished, wondering what kind of creature could possibly move through the Jungle with such ease.
Terra, Earth, the Blue Planet. All the names it used to go by are no longer in use. Now, it's Planet X. The Technological Revolutions which culminated in the Satoshi Massacre led to such a level of devastation that there was no trace of the planet that it once had been. As this chain of events threatened the very existence of life on the planet, its sentient inhabitants were left with no other choice but to leave their home in search of new planets to settle. Over a thousand years later, the planet has taken its chance to recover, and a semblance of the life-rich planet that it used to be is beginning to take form. It was only a matter of time until its former dwellers wished to return. Afraid that a race to repopulate the planet would result in yet another devastating war, the races that had once called the Blue Planet their home decided to create the Arena, a place where they could resolve their millennium-old tensions in a fair fight, without compromising the integrity of a planet they had already destroyed once.