Fearing that his disability signified he was cursed, Maevos's family waited until his fifth summer to take him beyond the DawnHold's walls. Even then, it was more at the command from the other Avenar Princes. Accompanied by his father and Tiberius Wyite, Maevos was taken to the coast where a vessel waited to carry them all out to sea. They were a peacekeeping delegation, intent on unifying the various neutral island states in the western ocean. After less than an hour at sea, the once clear skies grew dark with a broiling maelstrom that crackled with black electricity.