The Storm Lord is not a being that Aquious chose to follow… rather the storm Talos embodies is just a part of him. Life as one of the indentured, to serve at the whims of the Marid is not to be taken for granted. Often forced to fight each other to the death should their masters feel it might please them, you live every second as your last as far to often that was the case. The weak do no survive, and for members of his house, although young, was an example to most, and eventually led to a small following, where Aquious would teach the young to become the storm. to fight and take what they needed, as nothing worth attaining is earned with any currency other than ones blood.
Eventually however it dawned on Aquious that they would never fight their way free from the thumb of the Marid Djinn, he needed to attain that which would elevate his people not just to escape, but to earn their freedom, breaking not only their shackles, but those who held them. He was able to stow away on a vessel in port for trade, and now searches the stars for just such a power that would sieze his homeland and regain his peoples pride and glory.