No, you don't need to go that far back. I'd go back a bit, read some of the story and then see if you like it. It's definitely tense. Also, as far as getting used to everything, everyone has to and just lately it was me. Don't worry. We're a forgiving lot.
Yes, and your character would welcome indeed if he/she came equipped with a ballista *wink*.
Edited: Abnninja on 11th Apr, 2017 - 9:15pm