V. Lakshman grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, where he first discovered his love of the martial arts, mythological heroes, and exotic lands, all of which influenced the development of characters and the world in his debut fantasy series, Mythborn – Fate of the Sovereign.
When he was nine, his father took him to a martial arts exhibition, and his life was changed forever. He spent the next forty years mastering the arts of hand-to-hand, grappling, and weapons combat. His dedication to the martial arts and thousands of combat hours fighting opponents across three continents helped shape the authenticity of the martial philosophy and realistic fighting found throughout the Mythborn series.
As a young man, V. also became fascinated with popular role-playing games such as, Dungeons & Dragons, RuneQuest, Traveller and Champions. Much of his high school and college time was spent playing games with friends and dreaming up new worlds within which to adventure. His mind was filled with forgotten worlds, mythical creatures, and dreaming of ages where adventure awaited those daring enough to try.
In 1982, V. joined Bethesda Softworks as an Executive Producer and Lead Designer, with a vision to create a new and exciting digital role-playing game system. This resulted in the creation of, The Elder Scrolls franchise, re-envisioning the fantasy role playing genre and redefining its reach and popularity. The Elder Scrolls and its subsequent iterations like Skyrim, quickly became and remains the world’s definitive role-playing games, enjoyed by hundreds of millions of fans.