Ryu-Yeon lost his father to a disease when he was only 10 years old. With the skill he learned from his father, he could carve wood to create wonderfully intricate sculptures. One day, after completing making the sculptures of his parents, Ryu-Yeon was greeted by an elderly man who was impressed by his sculptures. The old man saw promise in Ryu-Yeon and asked him if he would like to become his disciple. As Ryu-Yeon had nowhere to go and wanted to make the most of his life, he accepted the old man's offer.