Bones was a former doctor and distiller on a ship before he was betrayed by his shipmates and friends who abandoned him on a small island. A long period of loneliness, hopelessness, and wandering with the constant struggle for survival eventually drove him mad. He was finally found by the natives of Maracai Bay who tried to return him to good health but succeeded only with his body. His spirit could not be made whole again.
Bones suffers from persistent paranoia, visions, fear of death, and choleric temper tantrums. He lived out his life among the Maracai tribe and he was once again taken aboard a ship as a doctor by the Hero.