Having grown up in the Greenpaw Marsh, Dahkikis was used to the family life, and dealing with many people at once. Though he was born into a clan of ancient warrior Fera, he himself never took to it. He was always the 'runt' of the litter, having more agility and speed and intelligence than the raw strength and complete hunting prowess of his brothers and sisters. He developed more of his mind and acrobatics over the years, proving that those, along with those natural instincts that were still in him, kept him part of the clan.
Years went by, however, and it was realized at a younger age that he was not meant for that life, not meant to be born and bread a full warrior like the rest. He liked to tinker, create things, and had a fascination with magical creation as well. He knew he needed to leave, and though he was not one of the higher ranking siblings, he had been a good advisor, so he was not cast out of his clan completely, but instead expunged with what translates into human as "Life honored visitor", which essentially meant he was welcome back in their lands, but as an outsider, and no longer of the clan. This suited him just fine. It let him keep contact, and possibly allow him further trade and business opportunities down the road. Beyond that, there were still people he enjoyed from there. Despite not needing to live there to survive mentally, he *was* still part of the family.
In his travels, he did many jobs to keep himself supported, and finally found his way into an apprentice position in Tandora, working along side a master blacksmith. Not only that, but it was noticed that he had a bit of an aptitude for the magical side of things, and was referred to a more skilled alchemist who liked what she saw and decided to help him along.
So there is his journey into his new life, and perhaps the old forgotten gods that still resided within his spirit and teachings would somehow lead him on the path he needed to be on, wether he likes it or not.