Odgerel was born in the House of Orange-Nassau as William Starlight. Since all his relatives were named a William Something – William the Orange and William the Silent for example – he changed his name to Odgerel and fled to Mongolia. Odgerel left Mongolia in March after the drought turned Beijing orange (Beijing was shrouded in orange dust after a sandstorm from Mongolia spread over thousands of kilometers and blew into the Chinese capital). The Chinese government blamed Odgerel, naturally.

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