Garland used to be a formidable adventurer.
However, that was back before he was betrayed by his fellows on a quest that left him seriously wounded. Lucky enough to make it out with his life but unluckily without family or relatives, he is in no shape to look after himself due to his injuries. What he does have left is his adventurer’s spirit, which fuels his hopes to make a full recovery and head out to face the world again.
In the meantime, what he needs is someone to take care of him…
But having been deceived by a band he thought he trusted, and now being grievously wounded, what he’s shortest on is faith in anyone else. Complicating the situation even further, word of the fortune Garland acquired through his personal disaster has spread far enough that everyone he meets seems to be after his money. If he had his health he might have little to fear, but as the situation stands, he needs help that he can rely on. At the moment, Garland needs assistance to survive.
As he mulls over what to do, the news reaches his ears that his homeland has captured a certain smaller nation. He also happens to see in passing some citizens from that fallen nation, perhaps captured during the takeover, being transported to be sold off as indentured servants. As an adventurer who believes in freedom, Garland doesn’t like the idea, but with such unfortunates trust is optional: magic makes them obedient.
After much consideration and lacking other options, he makes the decision to get the help he needs—whatever it costs.