Tulia looked around her room one last time. The whole room looked dull, since most of her belongings were now in her bag. She would not see this room, or the village, for that matter, in a long, long time. Possibly never again. She just wanted to get a good look of the place one last time before she left. Today, she and several other kids would be leaving the village. It was a tradition that the village carried out for many years- on the first day of summer, the teenagers of the village of Seadale, mostly one's who had turned fifteen, would venture out into the world. They were basically forced- they could leave, or they could be shunned by the village for not going along with tradition, and the same thing would happen if they came back to the village. Tulia thought the whole thing was silly, but she was kind of excited, if not afraid. At least she wouldn't be alone, though. Some other kids were leaving the village at the same time as her. Maybe they would adventure together? ----- Nicholas sat at his dining room table, staring blankly out the window. He didn't want to leave. He wasn't cut out for adventure. Like all kids in Seadale, he'd been trained to use a weapon since he was seven years old. He could hit a target with his bow, but monsters scared him, and they were all around the land of Ehrys. He'd been taken into the woods by his father many times to fight some of the monsters that were there, but it never exactly went well. At the very least, he hoped he wouldn't have to adventure alone. There was a boat waiting for them now, that would take them from Seadale to TideField Town. It was a day long travel, so if they get along well, maybe they could travel together? He tried to remember who all was going... He was, of course, and a girl named Tulia... And two siblings, Nathan and Samantha. He might have spoken to them a time or two, but he could not remember. It would not be long now... His parents would come to escort him to the boat soon.