Jonathan's Numenera Game
Much of Pollen’s life has revolved around getting himself in situations that he is entirely unprepared for. When he was a child, he frequently attended classes without books or writing utensils, causing him to fail so many grades that he eventually dropped out. As a teen, he worked as a runner, meeting the caravans coming into town to pick up orders from local businesses. However, he didn’t last long, since he often forgot the money required to pay the merchants for their goods. As a young man, he purchased a small plot of land with the intention of becoming a farmer. Unfortunately, the seeds he planted were for a plant grown only in dense marshes, and the seasons came and went without his farm producing a single crop.
Finally, he decided to try his hand at adventuring, and joined a small band of mountain climbers intent on being the first to see the top of Mt. Zanlis. After the accident on the mountain that left him with the ability to control lightning, he moved to Legrash and began his life as a prophet for the One True Lloyd. Despite his shortcomings, he commands a surprising amount of respect from the villagers, and his teachings have inspired many to improve their own lives.