Baron Zorzi accepted Lucius into his house when the boy was but nine years old.
Lucius would be a Knight one day the old Baron figured, “whether or not I take him in, and if he is disciplined and completes his training, then I will promote him along with his whole family”, he thought as he signed the adoption decree.
Then once the document was signed and sealed inside an envelope, he sent another Page, Baron Zorzi’s youngest son Mateo, to fetch the lucky boy and bring him into the graces of his new life. It was to be the first of many times that luck smiled on Lucius.
Thus Lucius was accepted into Knightly training at age 9– but by the age of 13 he was already an exceptionally impressive athlete– and very often showed it on the calcio field with grace and humility, and a surprisingly deep understanding of how lucky he was.
He was a boy with a grateful heart who new he was lucky and couldn’t help but beam with love for his Baron and faithful companion Meteo. Those two were thick a thieves and spent nearly every waking moment together during the early years.
At 13 he was given his own horse. It was after 4 years of tending to 25 or so of them. Brushing, leading, training, washing, caring, curing, shoveling– and dealing with life and death was his praxis.
Lucius named his horse Sunshine.
And the boy grew in wisdom and stature, and learned prowess, loyalty, courage, faith, humility, largess, and nobility.