🌒 Early Life
🌒 Rivalry with Phyrra Knotwise
☀️ Exploration and Entrepreurship
🌒 Frenemies Become Enemies
Djammez (Djimm) Fjord Fahren grew up on the eastern coast of Nedenland to fisherfolk parents. One day his parents noticed a number of two headed and otherwise mutated fish in their nets. His father cut open one of the fish and found a strange spoon-like object
Starting from a young age, and continuing into the weeks before his death, Fahren has a recurring dream where he wakes up in a hotel room. When he goes downstairs, he meets multiple versions of himself.
Phyrra and Fahren, two international students studying abroad at the Sun Tower in northern Miranelle, meet in a class on implementing magical barriers.
Phyrra and Fahren find themselves caught in a love triangle with the same elf, Ruven.
In an escalating political and philosophical rivalry with Phyrra regarding adventure and exploration, Lord Fahren founds the Extra-magical Research Initiative (ERI) in Nedenland to research techniques and technology that transcend the limitations of magic and mana. This is with the intention to remove the fatigue and mana limits of magic to enable further exploration. It also was designed to develop defense technology for developing settlements in hostile terrain. Shortly thereafter the Nedenland Capital Orphanage (NCO) is founded on a set of underground ruins, as an outcropping of the ERI - an opaque orphanage for gifted children. This is I.f.’s childhood home.
A giften orc mage named Rogbut, an expert in the Anomaly that overtook eastern Neddenland for a time, is hired by Fahren. She commissions a project, deep beneath the orphanage. An enclosed space, known as the Black Box, houses a localised version of the Anomaly. Orphans from above, chosen because they won’t be missed, are placed within the Box for periods of time and studied.
Phyrra is concerned that if exploration of the Eastern continent progresses, the western countries will use the advanced technology they find to make terrible weapons which they will use to wage war with each other and destroy all civilization. To slow the progress of exploration, she attempts to sabotage the mission to find the Phosphorous gem. She is stopped from destroying the Danish ship by Captain Dedalion, but sneaks an agent onto the Nedish ship to undermine the mission. Captain Dedalion reports her to the Danish authorities, and Phyrra becomes recognized as an unlawful activist
A fugitive (I.f.) breaks out of the Nedenland Capital Orphanage. The Nedenland government makes the announcement to keep an eye out for a young girl in her 20’s who is an agent of Phyrra, intending to bring the Nedish people to Fahren’s side of the political conflict with Phyrra. However, it backfires, and the Nedish people get the image that Fahren is not in control of his own project to build a settlement on the eastern continent and all the technological research that has gone along with it. People get the impression that Fahren is no longer in control of the project he started.
Phyrra changes position from Chief of Magical Oversight in Nedenland (CMON) to join the Ingovernmental Tri-nation Syndicate on Western Expansion and Safe Travel (ITSWEST)
Lord Fahren meets the Sun Priest Elias the Guiltless on the docks of Wavecrest Harbour.
Lord Fahren works with Sinestro Clairos to found Fort Fahren at the mouth of an al Baska river.
Lord Farhen and Phyrra have a political meeting to discuss, and hopefully resolve their differences. After both of them lose their tempers, Lord Fahren sets makes a visit to the Black Box but never leaves.
Clairos becomes official leader of Fort Fahren after Lord Fahren’s death.
For a period of several months, a magical Anomaly envelops the eastern tip of Neddenland. Mages are able to magically contain the Anomaly to a discrete area just past Fahren’s hometown. Within the Anomaly, local flora and fauna are mutated in strange and disturbing ways. One day, the Anomaly vanishes, just as suddenly as it appeared.
In the eyes of young Djammez the barriers were burnt. Too demanding the spells, too few the mages. A sickness descends, to be remembered through the ages. With their failings, an important lesson learnt. Young Fahren, sick in bed, chooses not to lament. Instead, a return of this disaster, he vows to prevent.
(Djammez frequently visits the barriers created by the mages to contain the anomaly. Unsure of what they are dealing with, they resort to using spells with wide coverage. These demand a heavy mental toll, and due to the lack of mages, the mages exhaust themselves and the barrier eventually falls. Young Fahren and his mother fall ill from the resulting exposure to fallout).
While being treated for radiation sickness the young Fahren endears himself to one of his healers, a noble woman mage - Arana Sparkwrit - forming a tight friendship.
Fahren saves his pet baby manticore from a dark, leathery, tentacled beast on the shoreline - slaying it with a shield gifted to him by his friend, Arana Sparkwrite (known as the Mage of the Four Fingers). Upon slaying it, he retrieves a dark purple gem and a spoon-like object. He becomes convinced that the source of the sickness and the beast are tied to something across the ocean. He becomes obsessed with the nature of the purple gem.
Lord Fahren and his mother Margagret (Margug) Fahren sit on the beach looking out at the peach coloured sunset. Margug passes him an amulet made from a spoon like object. She says “Your father always wanted you to have this. He said it reminded him that there’s a whole new world somewhere far far away.”
5-year old Florence (future bard) is with his parents who are on a beach vacation in Nedenland. He experiences a moment of cosmic mystery and inspiration looking into the face of a multi-eyed mutant deer
Fahren approaches his friend and benefactor Arana Sparkwrit about his intentions for the orphanage. Days later he receives a short response. “You walk a dangerous road. Tread carefully”.
Fahren receives a mysterious letter, printed on lavender paper, with strange numbers. It’s an old Neddish system of lattitude and longitude, and indicates a location on the Eastern Continent. Attempts to find the provenance of the letter are unsuccessful.
Lord Fahren, Clairos, and their retinue survey the site of future Fort Fahren. Fahren tells Clairos the river mouth might be their best bet for growing any crops successfully on the rugged land.
To his dismay, as Lord Fahren enters the cabin of his ship, he finds his desk covered in letters saying “Thank you.” “Thank you.” “Thank you.” All are signed by Lord Clairos.