"There are no such things as allies" Vulci's mother had repeated time and again. Raised as a demon admiral, all that awaited Vulci were dark days of being pursued by his enemies. Vulci's father was also indifferent to his plight, and had it not been for his half-brother Kilroy's constant guard, he would have likely grown up carrying on the pessimistic outlook of his mother. Yet his protector had provided him with both strength and courage.
Vulci or Volci is an Etruscan city (in Etruscan, Velch or Velx, depending on the romanization used) in the Province of Viterbo, north to Rome, Italy. The Vulci were a tribe or people as well as a city. A derivation of the name from Indo-European welk "wet, damp", remains unconvincing.
Kilroy is a Irish and English surname, anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh "son of the red-haired lad".