As for Captain Merrill, the mysterious freelancer was born and raised in a small port town along the outskirts of the Sri Vijaya Empire. Born to a Western trader and local woman, Captain Merrill spent a childhood entranced by tales of adventure and exploration. However, the declining empire brought poverty and hardship to Merill’s village. He made a vow to travel forth in search of fame and riches to build and support his distant home. Thus, the beginning of the WarBow Free Companies.