It began back at a time long ago.. Not before our time, but before many of your
times. Yes, Yuri was King... Threats of War lingered in the gates of Koguryo.
Twas the time of the Shattering.
Before we knew who was behind the darkness, all the subpaths were becoming
established. Circles were being built and energized.. Elders were being chosen.
One little walker took up a special interest in the path of Merchantship. He
studied away at the founding at it. He met with the founder several times. He
even got to witness the king walk through the kingdom before the shattering was
Continuing his studies long after the dust of war has lingered away, the Random
merchant began to see the establishment of the Guilds. He approached the founder
and asked, "How may I walk amongst the guild?"
The founder smiled and replied "We are at a shortage of materials for the
circles. Perhaps you could gather some?". And gather some he did.. Days and
Nights he forged and mined for crystals and quartz.. For diamonds and Amber... All
to prove he was willing to undertake the task. Through his foraging, he often
stumbled upon the remains of war. The old weapons lost by fallen heroes.. Left
behind.. He stored them, in hopes that one day at a later date, he would be able
to use them.
He again approached, surprised, for a new elder was present. He continued forth
with his stockpile and noticed an upset look in his eyes. "We are sorry young
merchant... But our ranks are much too full right now. You were gone so long,
that I do not even have records of you anymore." Tears began to fill in his
eyes.. His dream was lost.
Or was it? Were all these emotions he felt deep inside defined by the title
he gained walking in through those doors as he had watched so many do before
him, possibly in his place? Or was the inner spirit he gained inside worth more?
Unfortunately his anger corrupted him... And he moved into the Wilderness,
hoping to be away from people. For a while, upon the discovery of the
Wilderness, he sold ore to the passerbys trying to make himself a new name.
When this did not work, he realized how greedy people were.. And this angered him so.
He began to offer deals.. Whether he would give the person a piece of history
with a weapon he'd collected... or told them lies... Well it was merely up to
his mood... Which was unpredictable at best...
But the Random Merchant is a merchant.. Not exactly the most reliable one... But
at some points, he may be the best salesman in town.. At others, he may even be
brought to violence by his anger..
I urge you to let him wander until he finds himself. Perhaps one day, he will
return to the Gates of the Merchants... And we may help him through his trials.