You wake up and climb out of you sleeping mat. Sunlight is streaming in through the window. You are in a SAFE HOUSE, one of many that are built near the edges of the forest (Though not too close).
Today is the day you have been waiting for since you were a boy growing up in the village several miles south of here. You have been training to become a FOREST MASTER, a man who can travel within the UNENDING WOOD without fear. Today starts your test, to see if you are strong enough, and resourceful enough, to become a Forest Master.
You, and ten others, must each enter the Unending Wood alone, and make your way to the Heart of the Forest, a gigantic tree with leaves of pure gold. You must bring back one of these leaves to your village to prove you have succeeded.
Before you begin exploring, however, you must decide on a new name. You will no longer be Bobbin, son of the village tale weaver. Now, you must make your own name in the world.
While you're at it, go ahead and allocate your starting SKILL POINTS as well. You have 10 remaining. Some of your skills start out at 1.