Hello kindred spirits of Gaia. Tryptamine Zencarious Shadybrook is the name I was born to. Headtree Longstrider is the name I was given by those who truly raised me.
I was born to the Shadybrook clan of Red Maple Ravine. My father a wealthy tailor for the kingdom, my mother a medic for the court. There came a time when the council of the kingdom, that my father is on, decided to make some unjust moves based on greed. This drove an enormous wedge between myself and my father, so much that I packed some gear and left into the woods to start my own life void of wealth and greed.
All to soon though, I found myself humbled at the sheer unforgiving force and brutality that is nature. Many, many miles from “home”, I was cold, alone and on the verge of death. Thank Gaia, a hunting party from a tribe of forest gnomes came across me. They took me in and nursed me back to health. After a ceremony beneath the Great Fungus, it was foretold that I was to be raised the way of the Nexian people.
For the next 15 years I was taught the way of Gaia’s word. I learned how to listen to the land, to the wind, to the water. I learned how to give what I can, and take only what I need. My mentor taught me the way of potions and poisons, bottling the life and death of the earth.
Then came a day when a hunting party returned of news of the kingdom pushing their reach to the foothills of our hunting grounds. Our tribe had a ceremony beneath the Great Fungus once again. This time it was told that I was to try and make a treaty with the kingdom to cease their expansion.