Ruling a Fairy Tale Kingdom
Olaf and Islava Wainwright(they were traveling tinker/blacksmith)
is that when your parents passed, it was obviously a magical reason. you found them, but others did as well right after, and not knowing you or them, started blaming you as the cause due to eyes/birthmark/superstition/fear
rathendar: you meet your weasel at that point.
firstname.lastname@example.org: ah i see
rathendar: and get spoken to by it. basically saying that if you want to avoid your fate and resist the call, you needed to run.
rathendar: so you would, and tho it never speaks again you establist your bond, and can commune with it, starting your path on magic
rathendar: unfortunately ‘bad luck’/trouble seemed to follow you, as no matter where you stopped and settled in, eventually there would be another incident happen to someone relatively near you, and you two would vamoose again
email@example.com: ah until 5th when it can speak again .. before then the sage advice is more epathic feeling about stuff ?
rathendar: and when it speaks again it won’t sound the same.
rathendar: most likely that would have been the patron speaking to you with the offer
rathendar: i would also say that you got to age 13 before the bad things started, so had a relatively sheltered but happy childhood
rathendar: after that you spend the remaining years travelling, moving on every 4-7 months
firstname.lastname@example.org: oh i see yah that makes sense .. and later its the weasle as it becomes more
rathendar: due to event catalysts
rathendar: and this last time you have decieded that you are not going to keep running and deal with it yourself, you will find a group, earn their trust, and have them help you
rathendar: …you just wont tell em about it unless you have to
oh, also. the dying
rathendar: that always seems to be a sudden, accelerated and fatal case of disease
rathendar: we will use ‘putrescent’ as the appropriate buzzword
email@example.com: oh shot .. like they got hit by a disease spell maybe
firstname.lastname@example.org: oh and the extra spells will only start at 3rd + when she gets 2nd lvl spells ..
rathendar: evil magic!
email@example.com: so its like 2 extra skill points or 2 hp
firstname.lastname@example.org: yah could be the hags wanting me back and causing they death to chase me out and try to force me to become vindictive