My guy, Devon, was a novice in magic and sword play from a town named Betelgeuse. He was a cocky 18 year old, and a bit headstrong when he visited Spielburg, but the things he saw there quickly made him 'sober up' his act. After first being scared $H!&less by running into Brauggi, he then has to deal with a talking skull, ogres, trolls, Baba Yaga, the Kobold... there were times where things got a bit too much for him, but he trekked on, continued on his quest. It's what F.A. told him to do in his guidebook, after all! He didn't really expect to hit it off with Spielburg's version of the 'Damsel in Distress'.
Shapeir came, and he found himself surrounded by friends - which was a nice comfort after Spielburg. And then the dangers of the Elementals started. If it wasn't for his new friends Aziza, Uhura, and Rakeesh calming him each time, he'd probably not have made it. But his persistence paid off - he saved both cities, defeated the evil Ad Avis, and to top it all off, Rakeesh found him worthy enough to become a Paladin - AND the Sultan had chosen him as heir - he even took a 'royal' name of Orion al-Rashid! Life was looking good!
Three months later, Kreesha gave word of troubles in Rakeesh's homeland - and off they went! Trekking through the Savannah. This was an adventure unlike his other two - this one required a bit more diplomacy - and a LOT of traveling. He joined the Simbani tribes as a warrior, and helped settle the discord between the Simbani and Leopardmen. He also managed to find himself a wife! Who quickly left himself for one of his friends. Bah! But alas, as soon as he and his friends had taken care of the threat, a dark magic came over him...
... and he found himself in a dark, dreary cave.
Bracing himself, he fought his way out, seeing a few horrors he wish he hadn't - and then the glorious (if slightly swampy) smell of fresh air hit him as he escaped the cave. He absolutely loved the sight that greeted him - a gorgeous woman was there to welcome him! He was really going to like this place, if not for her alone.
But then the dreams started, sometimes pleasant, sometimes nightmares. He ran on lack of sleep most days, even when he was tired, he trudged on - helping the spirits of both Piotyr and Elyssah, and earned himself a new Paladin Sword in the process. He even made a connection with the spirit of Erana!
He looked forward to the nights when he would meet his new friend Katrina - but soon the truth about her was revealed - and an old nemesis was part of her scheme. But it seemed he had some charm to him - he actually won over the heart of the Dark Master, the vampire Katrina - who sacrificed herself so he could live - and defeat Ad Avis once and for all. It was with a heavy heart that he celebrated with the people of the valley. He left Elsa in Spielburg, lost his wife to another in Tarna, and again lost Katrina - because even though she did lie to him, he found he truly cared for her in return.
Erasmus saved him from wallowing in self-pity, and summoned him to Shapeir - gave him purpose and reason - another quest to get his mind off things. Even his father chipped in some money for him to join the Rites - and it wasn't until he left the Hall of Kings that he realized just how many friends he had made along his journeys.
He was elated to run into Elsa, and after a few visits, he knew - right there - that she was the one for him all along. Even when it came to the Rites, he helped her first. And let's not forget those times she snuck into his room at night. *clears throat*
He braved the depths of Hell itself, and was given a very tough choice of saving one of two souls - both of whom he loved, but in two completely different ways: Erana, the half-fae, whom he found a connection to, and found he cared deeply for, and Katrina, the woman who sacrificed herself for him because of love. In the end, his heart regretfully chose Erana - knowing full well the good she could do if she was to come back.
The nightmares he suffered the following weeks took a toll on him. He became a bit more hardened, and it was Erana and Elsa, though separately, that helped ease his pain.
When all was said and done, he was offered the crown - and he accepted under one condition - if Elsa was a winner alongside him - as equal co-ruler and as his Queen. He had proposed in front of the whole city. She gleefully accepted.