When Darius was little, his parents decided that the best place for a 3rd child would be in a monastery where he could not challenge his elder siblings authority or position. He had a hard life but learned to make the best of it. It was decided that to help the monastery make money, some of the brothers would be leased out for various services. Darius was assigned to be a sailor aboard the Albatrose. One night, an unexpected storm blew up on the ship and sank. Darius was the only survivor. Rather than return to the monastery, Darius decided to venture out on his own.