He was born a twin with Kelmomas. From birth, each twin locked gazes with the other for the first (very) few years of their lives. If they were ever forced to be apart, each sank into total despondency. Soon after they separated psychologically, it was discovered that Kelmomas inherited Dûnyain traits while Samarmas did not. Not long after that, Samarmas was murdered by his twin Kelmomas in what looked like an accident.