It was likely that Royce was born in Bon Temps and lived there all his life. During his childhood and teen years, he slept with his cousin's girlfriend and had a homosexual experience with a boy at camp("Sparks Fly Out").
Royce was first seen in the audience when Bill spoke at the Descendants of the Glorious Dead rudely crushing garlic with two of his friends while Bill was speaking. Later, he and his friends went to Merlotte's to eat, they were bullying people but were not a threat. Royce also made fun of Lafayette for being gay prompting Lafayette to beat up Royce and his friends. Lafayette also dumped food in his lap.
When Diane, Liam and Malcolm came into Merlotte's and terrorized the locals, Royce decided to get back at them. The following day, while the sun was out, he walked over to the three vampires' house with two of his friends and set fire to it. Diane, Liam, Malcolm and the new teenage human town coroner's assistant Neil Jones were killed in the fire.("Burning House of Love")
Royce was in Merlotte's when Eric entered to warn people that crimes against vampires would not go unpunished. It was not long after this that Royce ended up in the dungeon at Fangtasia with Lafayette. Royce tried to escape by pushing a piece of silver into Eric's face and attempting to make a run for the door. Eric, however, grabbed him and tore him apart, killing then feeding on him.("Nothing but the Blood")
|Season one appearances|
|"Strange Love"||"The First Taste"||"Mine"||"Escape from Dragon House"|
|"Sparks Fly Out"||"Cold Ground"||"Burning House of Love"||"Fourth Man in the Fire"|
|"Plaisir D'Amour"||"I Don't Wanna Know"||"To Love Is to Bury"||"You'll Be the Death of Me"|
|Season two appearances|
|"Nothing but the Blood"||"Keep This Party Going"||"Scratches"||"Shake and Fingerpop"|
|"Never Let Me Go"||"Hard-Hearted Hannah"||"Release Me"||"Timebomb"|
|"I Will Rise Up"||"New World in My View"||"Frenzy"||"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"|