Torelius was a star athlete who played the Kelemane's planet sport in a defensive position for Mountain during the time that The Doctor lived on the planet. The Doctor, a fan of Mountain, once watched Torelius defend for Mountain in the playoffs against Red River. This match was played before Gotana-Retz was born.
Torelius had a grandson of the same name who likewise defended for Mountain, though he seemingly lacked his grandfather's talent. When he learned that Mountain was in the middle of a 5-12 season at the time of Gotana-Retz's departure, The Doctor remarked that the original Torelius would have gone into voluntary exile after such a poor performance. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")