Paden was always a very optimistic person. From a young age he grew more and more interested in music and music theory once he was in high school. It was there when he got his first guitar and learned it. By the end of high school, Paden wanted to make a career out of it. His skill was good enough to get him a few gigs around town but the income wasn't enough to afford himself an apartment just yet. He had hoped that word would spread over the years and although he sure got more offers, his expected number couldn't be reached. After a few more years of still having to live with his parents whereas his older sister could already move out, he had neither enough money nor a relationship he could have used to move out. So, to get off his parent's back for a while, he decided to volunteer for an international aid program in Takistan. Little did he know that the goodbye he spoke to his parents at the airport would be the last time he ever spoke to them. Now, following a more pacifist approach to life than most people around, he tried to get by with his wits and skills and the mercy of others more often than not.