Biography[edit | edit source]
While travelling through Latari Forest as a child, Simon's father is killed by magical Travelers and his mother is driven insane. Simon is saved by a mysterious man with a six-foot-long, pitted blade and chains winding up his arms.
As a young man, Travelers return and kill his mother along with most of his village, and his friend Leah is kidnapped. Meanwhile, his pompous "friend" Alin is revealed to be the chosen one, with mystical powers of Elysia, destined to save them all.
Simon, a scrawny, poor, socially awkward, overlooked and ignored young man with no powers and destiny rolls his eyes at Alin's destiny and sets out to find the powers to stop the Travelers himself. He returns to the forest to seek out the stranger who saved him, but finds someone else instead: a madman named Kai who talks to dolls. Kai takes Simon as an apprentice and lets him into Valinhall where he learns the secrets of becoming a Valinhall Traveler.