He was born 2.5 million years ago in the large area of continental Africa. Not much is know of the mysterious man that is Ikechi but what is know is in the The "Travels of Ikechi" in "The Book of Quaad" but his story in it's most basic form would be pretty much, He was born and grew up in a small village along the Senegal River. At about 1235 he established am Empire known as the Mali Empire, but after the call to arms of his fellow Quaads he left the Empire leaving it to his son after just 20 years of rule. But over his life prior to the Empire he moved around a lot traveling and teaching people of the Quaad ways, and was nomadic never settling down to live.