Before the events of the story, Solon had found Jay when he was an infant and took him in. Over the years, Solon began to train Jay in the art of assassination. Solon was brutal toward Jay during training, constantly beating him whenever he sat down or took a break. One day, Solon brought a group of his men on the Legacy with him, including Jay, but another group of men was waiting for Solon, and they annihilated all but Solon and Jay. It was then that Solon abandoned Jay and escaped.