Milo d'Egyron bar Eamiri Haus Udana (Milo of Egyron, son of Eamiri of the House Udana), simplified as Milo Udana. Age:
Milo is an all around average man. On the cusp of adulthood, he is in that awkward age where he's realizing his abilities as an adult, and at the same time, his fond memories of a carefree childhood still entrance him with simpler times. He's an intelligent man, quick to adapt to new surroundings, he's had a successful youth, blessed with a moderately successful merchant father and independent forward thinking mother to foster his talents. As such, he's in possession of a modicum of knowledge most recruits of the Academy are void of when first they arrive.
He was raised around good girls, raised to be seen and not heard. His parents had arranged a marriage to the daughter of a wealthy Zambwini merchant family, in return the two families, holding local monopolies on trade, would merge and form a new powerhouse in the great families. The daughter, an olive skinned beauty by the name of Tinashe Utajiri (Tinashe des Zambwini bar Taonga Haus Utajiri), was haughty and horribly attractive, even in her budding womanhood. Milo was smitten with a horrible infatuation the minute he saw her, at the age of 13. In fact, she was his first lover, both of them sharing in the awkward advances and ferociousness of feeling of their sexes joined, one stretching, one squeezing.
When he was fourteen, his father officially apprenticed him to the family business, teaching him the skills of mathematics, business, and the less-than-lovely life skills. He discovered that while the public often expected it, men were rarely faithful to their betrothed, and women were rarely faithful in return. His father encouraged him to seek out women, to experience the world. He couldn't see how the detached view of sex was healthy to a couple, but when he inevitably was confronted with sexually free women, and was bedded, he could see the appeal. He couldn't help feeling guilty after, however, feeling as though he was betraying Tinashe.
It was only mere months ago, during the Autumn Garnish, mere weeks before Milo was to wed Tinashe, tragedy fell on the tropical island of Asesica, purchased for Milo and Tinashe as the two families wedding gift. Men in the employ of the Merchant Fallon stormed the mansion, burning and killing as they went. Milo and Tinashe had been in the grotto, a natural formation under the palace and exiting in to the warm Asesian sea, sharing their love. It was the only reason they had survived the initial attack, and their families had perished. It was then the White Man, a well know, ruthless cutthroat, entered, from the far side of the grotto, seeing the two naked youths, the female quivering on top of the boy.
Tinashe had developed far beyond her fifteen years, shaming many a grown woman with her curves. The White Man, he saw her lustful beauty, and knew he would have her.
Milo put up a pitiful fight, stunned as he was from his recent climax, and was easily disarmed. The White Man's sword pierced his right shoulder, dipped in a lethal poison, which lit his veins white, crawling across his chest to his left bicep and running up his neck to his jowl. He then felt the rush of salt in his wound as he realized he had been thrown in to the sea, left for dead for the sharks.
It was where he was discovered, barely alive, by the master of the Academy. She was returning from the main island of Ferness, where protocol required her to attend the coronation of the new Autumn Queen. Initially passing him off as a simple street rat, unlucky enough to be the victim of a sword, she was quickly taken aback by the lethal wound on his shoulder and the strange poison that had spread across his chest. The poison the White Man used was known to kill a man within minutes of exposure, but these wounds were hours old. The only known survivors were those Heroines lucky enough to escape confrontation and seek medical aid.
She could not understand what had made this boy special, but she vowed she would find out. So, already having toyed with the idea in the past, resolved to bring this boy to the Academy to train him as a Hero.