Born into slavery would be interesting… it would mean that as a freed slave (somehow, from somewhere), you joined the Empire and a Nation likely in the last few years?
Certainly if rescued from the Druj at some point, there’s a fair chance of you having been kidnapped (sorry, liberated) by Dawn, as they (and Varushka) have been stampeding around in Druj territory for a couple of years…
…If you want a particularly miserable backstory, there’s this place…
Dawn will likely be very welcoming. They like tragedies with glorious endings While pootling around Dawn at Anvil is a good way to meet people and pick a group, I’d advise making some “off-stage” friends anyway, so you can have someone to camp with, chat to, and ask to introduce you round.
These forums, and the Dawn Facebook page, work well for that.
(And there’s me, I’ve been in Dawn from the start. Feel free to send me PMs, questions, etc)
Hmmm, a diary of a new citizen… you’ll likely be having some time being cared for medically, and learning about the Empire (nations, the Way, basic history, and so on).
(Anvil is the capital, the Empire is the politically unified region. Some foreignors know it as the Cassinean Empire, as that’s the province that Anvil is in, but it’s citizens just know it as “the Empire”)
At some point, you will likely have learnt of the Imperial Orcs: the descendants of slaves carving out their own respect, reputation and region, you may find them inspiring or terrifying.
You’d have passed a citizenship test, likely with lots of folk younger than youself, and been bound to the nation of Dawn by one of the egregores.
After that you may have wandered the nation, looking for a House or town to capture your heart…? Before travelling, probably with some road-met friends, from Dawn to Anvil, to see the great and the good of the nation at peace and war, and choose where to plant your flag!
Are you likely to start as yeofolk or knight-errant?
I know of some other players planning to start as freed slaves in Dawn, do you wish to contact them?