My name is Gareth. This name was given to me because it represents the virtues of gentleness and modesty that my mother desired for me. I am 16 years old, or 16 according to man's years. I've been labeled the Explorer because I've had a proclivity for going deep into my surroundings and learning about the world since I was a boy. I know I have a magnificent destiny, but in order to reveal it, I must be willing to take risks.
My parents were both Humans, so I was born as a Human.
I stand 5 feet 9 inches tall with a well-toned, slender frame and well-developed arms thanks to the work I do chopping wood. My hair is dark brown, and my eyes are a deep hazel. I have white complexion and a scruffy appearance, my smile often hooks to the left, and I smirk in what is commonly perceived as a sardonic manner (Which isn't entirely inaccurate).
I regard myself as someone who emphasizes my own values and heart over the counsel of anybody except those whom I trust implicitly; I don't pay much attention to advise that leads me away from my primary intention and in a different direction. I want to make a reputation for myself across the land and be recognised as a leader, but I haven't figured out the tiny details and only have a large picture. Alliances are important, but they must be well-organized and the members should have the same core ideals.
In order to become the next Ruler of Kings, I aim to establish a loyal following that I can trust with my life and earn public favour. I am now on my way to become the next King of Kings.
A Sentimental Value: Herb Kit
Before I step out the door for the final time and leave my home behind I seek out a keepsake as to remember it by. When I was young my mother would teach me the names and use for the world around me. This was often berries and herbs so when my eyes skim over a herb kit that sits on top of a rickety set of drawers in my mother's bedroom. I feel this will serve me well and also give me reminder of where I came from. I take it and depart.
I had reached Town sometime in the afternoon, must have been somewhere around 9:00 PM when I noticed a familiar face, but not for the first time. Malin, a short, redheaded boy with a sharp chin and a schoolboy smile I knew had been following me for some time but I thought it best to wait till town so I could ponder about his motivations. I have known Malin since I was a child having grown up near him and his family. He never failed to shock me with his bravery, despite being smaller in stature than me he would always walk ahead, climb the tallest trees and take the largest leaps.
As I turned around in the town I caught him just slipping out of sight and he froze for a second before we both cracked up laughing. We talked at length about what had happened with me and my mother and he gave his condolences. When I asked what he was doing following me to town he mentioned that my mother tasked him to help me if anything was to happen and how he was ready to leave the nest anyway.
I'm glad to have Malin around with me, my first follower in my journey to Ruler of Kings and someone I can trust with my ambitions and plans. I know he shares the same hope I have for how we can change the lands for the betterment of everybody… this is my first step.