Life was great as a child. I was born in some random village in Etrea that we stopped at for a few days. I was looked after carefully by my father and mother. That makes me think, I never knew my parent's names. I always called them mother or father, and everyone else in my travel group just called them Sir or Ma'am. I wonder why... (That was a brag, if you couldn't tell.)
I wasn't formally taught as a child, no terani is. Instead, as we trekked across the lands, I was slowly taught about every creature and plant, every mineral and every food we came across. That was fun too, and by the time I was twelve I had learnt over two hundred plant species, animal species, all of which were incredibly fascinating to me. That was definitely where my love for adventures and discovery started.
When I was thirteen, I thought that running from my travel group would be a really smart idea. Spoiler alert, it was not. I ran off into the woods that our group were walking past, while everybody was asleep round a small, dying campfire. Nobody had noticed, until they heard my screams. I had unfortunately stepped on a tiny snail, and this snail had a shell so sharp it cut my foot. Being thirteen, I thought I was going to die. Those screams not only attracted the attention of my parents, but also of a particularly dangerous dragon, a cavernous creeper. This night dwelling dragon launched straight for me, as I froze in fear, but luckily my parents had found me just before the dragon got me. The dragon was killed after a long fight, but unfortunately my father had severe wounds.
Three weeks later, I found out my father had been infected from the wounds. He didn't have very long to live, because there was no cure for this disease as cavernous creeper attacks are so rare, there is no point in making a cure. It wasn't long after that he passed away, and the funeral was held just a day after his death. It was a hard time for me and my mother, but we got through it okay. The funeral was nice, lots of warm memories were shared, we got to say our last goodbyes, and of course tears were shed.
Nothing really major occurred in my life until I left my travel group, at the age of seventeen. I had some revelation in a dream one night, that I swear was caused by some food I had the night before. I dreamt myself travelling the planet, discovering all of these amazing creatures, and then one second later in my dream I was in space, fighting giant monsters and meeting God. It was a weird dream, but an inspirational one. That very morning, I thought long and hard about the dream, and decided I wanted to adventure the world, and I wanted to see everything for myself. I had only discovered part of Etrea, but that was only one continent and there were four more to see, as well as hundreds of thousands of islands scattered about the seas. So I packed my bags, ordered a specialised camera robot named Little L from Zivok in my travel group, and set off the next day.
My early days of being a travel scholar were very difficult. I didn't get many people to interiew, since I had no degree in writing, I didn't know how to write or interview, and I was young. Most travel scholars back then were fairly old, and had seen lots of the world. I heard that being a new travel scholar was difficult. so I was expecting it, but it is also very demotivating.
I remember my first log in my journal too, gosh that was fun. I took a flight to, an island not too far from Etrea, to start off my journey. It's not exactly in the spirit of adventuring if I'm taking a flight there, but it was just to start off. I landed close to the Night Howler's Den when I landed, and as soon as I got there the dragon took off again and I was left on the island, completely alone. I spent 3 days wandering about, travelling west until I found a village. I had discovered an unusual village, which they named Straggler's Bay, since every single inhabitant was stranded on the island, within a tiny bay.
Apparently, a strong current circles the island and brings and incoming boat or small ship straight into the bay, and nobody can get off the island unless they fly. I spent a few days in this town, before venturing south and discovering two more, Khaltos and Neihlar. I was super happy in these towns, until I found out they were on bad terms with each other so I quietly left, but not before I recieved a Royal Crown from Eyptos, the leader of Khaltos for being the best visitor.
I won't go into detail about much more in my life, considering there is anoter 250 odd years to tackle, but to sum up: I have travelled across the globe yet barely seen everything, I have met thousands of amazing people, discovered thousands of incredible animals and plants, seen thousands of islands, each with beautiful scenery seen nowhere else. I am truly living my best life, and I wouldn't want it any other way.