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When Konoe comes of age (16 in Sisa), the tax official shows up at his home in Karou. It turns out, he owes nearly 11 years worth of taxes on his home--which has been unpaid since the death of his mother. In lieu of payment, the knights of the castle take him into custody as an indentured servant, to serve at the Lord of Ransen's palace, for a term of 15 years.
At this point in the story (start with Parts 1+2 if you're new), Konoe has just been rescued by Rai. Konoe was caught by Froud, who had come to collect his "debt" by brutally raping him after a rather perfect night spent with Rai. Konoe's life was probably saved because he was able to call out to Rai with his Sanga song--and Rai heard him. Konoe passed out in the last chapter after hearing Rai injure Froud severely (and probably kill him).