He was born to the youngest brother of the king and was the eldest of two younger brother's of his own. His mother was a duchess of the Earth kingdom but her powers had not been passed down onto him, his father expected that the middle child, Jacob, would be a bi-elemental when he grew older. For the first fifteen years, Xavier was happy. Loved his parents and was the best older brother his siblings could wish for.
When he was around fifteen years old, he insisted on going on a date with a girl in the nearby town. The problem was that the family had a tradition of family night's every Friday, which involved setting up a tent in the lounge room and camping out in it for the night. Jacob threw a tantrum at this and when their parents were asleep, snuck himself out as well as their three year old brother and lit candles and hid out in the tent.
At around eleven o'clock, Xavier came home to his house in flames due to the candles setting a curtain alight. Water elemental's were already on the scene and kept him back from running in. All of his family died but Xavier kept his mouth shut on why it happened.
He was sent to live with his uncle and spent most of the years at the academy, only returning for the holidays. Due to his father's death, he was instantly raised to be the duke.