Vala’s family is part of the Kven people; descendants of Finnish speaking people that migrated to the upper reaches of Norway in the 18th century. Vala lives in the Taiga forest and has abundant and rich resources of methane. She has such command of her natural gas, that she can break wind continuously for hours on end. Vala has learned to control her natural gas emissions, so as to produce the effect of singing. She also likes to read pagan Eddaic poems.