Volo was born into a second-class noble family and, by tradition, was trained in the Norlangarth sword style. During his senior year, he secured his position as head elite swordsman-in-training three times consecutively, each time winning against Sortiliena Serlut at the last second by using a high level Sword Skill from the Norlangarth style.
Volo discovered Kirito practicing with his new sword, watching as he performed up to four-hit sword skills. He waited for the right moment and when Kirito lost control and stood near him for some dirt to land on his uniform. Using this as a pretext, he took Kirito to a punishment decided by himself, which was to spar against the swordsman. His real intentions, however, were to defeat Kirito to strengthen his own style. In the fight, he started with his strongest skill, but it was stopped by Kirito's Vertical Square. They tried to continue the intense fight, but it was stopped by Azurica, and thus ended in a draw. Volo thus informed Kirito that his punishment had ended and retired from the arena. In the last tournament before the graduation ceremony, he lost against Sortiliena.
Volo later entered the Empire Swordsmanship Tournament but lost to Eldrie Woolsburg in a battle that resulted in the bones of his left shoulder being smashed to pieces.
As part of his sword style, Volo's swordsmanship becomes stronger when he connects a direct hit and spills his opponent's blood. His sword is empowered by his ancestors and the dedication he applied on training.