Milo was born on the planet Anaxes in the Core region of the galaxy. He was identified as Force-sensitive as an infant and brought to Coruscant for training in the Jedi order. He was selected as a Padawan at the age of ten by the Jedi Knight Sadako Darksword.
p. Sadako was an impulsive Jedi in her youth and a rash decision left her blinded. This accident left her more contemplative and she began to become more deliberate in her actions. At the same time, she saw her peers continue on in her old ways, and it chafed her to the point she did not want to endure a Padawan and was almost steadfastly refused to take one. Her talents and strength in the Force made her a desirable teacher, however, and she was often brought out to the initiates to review them unwillingly (she refused them all anyway).
p. Milo was one of the hopefuls one day Sadako was forced to make her appraisal. He figured there was no chance of her selecting him so he decided to make better use of his time by working on a dejarik puzzle. This drew Sadako’s attention as the young Milo was not interested in her and more interested in a mental challenge that would stimulate his thinking.