He is originally from Matara. As a child, he was kidnapped and his parents were killed by Qafrianni raiders. He was adopted by the tourmarch who rescued him and grew up in her next station, Markovi Kuli. He repaid that debt by using his skills and determination to serve the Empire, rising to the title of magistros?. However, he was diagnosed with Paget's Disease in 1703 MG, and stepped down from that position to return to Dassaretum Province in 1704 MG.