Eileen of Runa's pirates spotted an unconscious young man floating on a plank from a shipwreck. The pirates subsequently hauled him aboard, and waited for him to wake up. When he awoke, Runa asked for his identity, but he had no recollection of his past. With no other option, he decided to join the captain's crew. On the ship, the young man soon discovered his shockingly handiness with a blade. The rest of the crew compared his speed to that of the wind, nicknaming him, "Gale."