Harrald was a member of the Strontian race; they were very powerful humanoid beings possessing pointed ears and purplish skin. They lived on the planet of Strontia, which was located in a part of space ruled by the avian beings known as the Shi'ar. He was among ten young Strontian Cadets select to partake in the Shi'ar gladiator process, although, there was only one position to be filled. Harrald and the other Cadets were ordered by the Shi'ar Majestor T'Korr to return to their planet and kill all the Elders. Harrald was not able to get pass the thought of the Elders being like family, so he battled Kallark
in an effort to save the Elders lives, but he failed to do so.