What life was like before Gahlen
I am Mibbimil Zookmottin and I grew up in a small village not too far away from Gahlen. It wasn't much but everyone in it was very happy. We settled near some hot springs and experimented with them as a possible energy source. Working night and day we managed to forge together all sorts of things. Eventually we lived as comfortably as one could, and could move on to enjoy other things like actually bathing in the hot springs, or trading with other villages.
Soon everyone nearby came to our village to enjoy this natural wonder, and like the clever gnomes we were we made a business out of it. That is where I come in I was just a mere attendant that made sure all of the tourists were happy. It wasn't easy as some of the villagers were less than friendly to me, and I had a habit of pulling little pranks on any that were exceptionally rude to me. This one time, I propped a bucket full of worms and beetles on top of one of the guest's doorways and laughed for hours as they ran around screaming and flailing about.
Eventually my family grew tired of my antics as it was beginning to cost them their hard earned coin. So I began a journey to find a new place to live. Along the way I met several people, some who were more than nice to me.
One of them in particular stood out to me, it was a wryly little mage who offered me a room for the night. He showed me all sorts of tricks, he could make fire dance from his fingers without getting burnt and he could even create elaborate illusions. This is how he showed me the wonders of a city called Gahlen he showed me the hustle and bustle of their cities streets, the beautiful garden which they had, and the magnificent Waylumi Temple. He told me that they welcomed all people regardless of where you hailed from or what race you were as long as you were willing to swear your allegiance to them you could call it your home. He also told me that there was a guild that practiced magicks much like the ones he had shown me, and that I shown some potential for them.
So I left him enlightened, I finally knew where I could go and what I could do with my life I would go to Gahlen and seek this guild perhaps they can see the potential that he had seen in me although they might have to do quite a bit of looking.