A magi refugee
Laxus’s true name is Alexander Guito, and he is Lord General Daphne Guito’s only child. He is also Magus Maria Achus’s student, and when she refused to obey the edict of Emporer Jean-Sebastian III for magi to surrender and stop practicing their art, Laxus followed her. A history buff, he renamed himself after his Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather Kalis Guito, who came from the Hills of Ruin. The Empire remembers his barbarian name as Kalis Veyenne, and Laxus does not know he was actually named Vey-Kalis-En.
Laxus followed Maria to the Tyroc Baronies to escape his mother.