A Big 10 caravan were on their way towards Abeline, delivering some supplies to the town. Guarding the Caravan was Henry Banks, a cracks hot with a rifle and avid reader of Grognak comics when he could get his hands on them. The trip had been relatively uneventful for the group until things took a turn in the evening. A group of Super-Mutants got the jump on the group as they made their way along. Henry and his crew fought back as best as they could which turned out to be just enough, taking out the group with no casualties on their side. However, the fight had lasted quite a while and not everyone was unscathed. With a bullet in the arm, Henry propped himself up on the Caravan as the caravan made camp and tended to the wounded.
The lead guard zoned out somewhat in his watch as the dark could only provide so much stimulus to the wounded Henry, however his attention was brought back as he heard a scream from the traders and the stomach turning realization that there was now one less Super-Mutant laying dead on the ground on the impromptu battlefield. Henry hobbled his way back, expecting a massacre, only to see a Super-Mutant and Yao Guai clashing by the light of the campfire. Taking aim, Henry fired at the two fighting titans and finally getting a hit on the Yao Guai on his last shot. He quickly fumbled to get another bullet loaded but given the distance, Henry knew he was done for. To Henry’s surprise it wasn’t a blade or bullet that struck him there, rather the words yelled by the Super-Mutant. People dispute what exactly those words were but the brute got his point across, he was Grognak and he wasn’t there to hurt the Caravan goers. Obviously the group didn’t trust Grognak right away but not wanting to waste their dwindling resources on fending off the Super-Mutant, the caravan went along with Grognak’s words but kept an eye on him.
Luckily for the Super-Mutant the group came around to him, especially Henry who shared his personal stash of Grognak comics with the mutant. Though the transition stage was difficult, Grognak was eventually integrated into Henry’s group of caravan guards and acted as some extra muscle for the group on their treks. Things stayed this way for years until Henry decided to retire from the guard life and settle down. Grognak, only staying on because of his friend Henry, decided to head off on his own into the wastes and towards somewhere he might be able to find work and those that needed him. He headed for Independence to carve out his next epic.