Well, of course he can. We’re the authors here, and we can make our characters do whatever we want them to. However, that’d make for a very short podcast episode. Instead, I’m going to talk about the implications of a farm worker wandering off for adventure. This includes a discussion of how transient the farm labor industry really is in contemporary America (and most likely globally), as well as the impacts to a farm or inn operation if the stable hand leaves looking for adventure. I have a bit of fun with monsters said farm person might meet while dungeon crawling and discuss the character arcs necessary to make a satisfying read and some of my pet peeves while reading about these characters.

Podcast supporters get a bonus episode in which I talk about my favorite fantasy author EVER and how this trope plays a big role in her books and what makes it such a feel-good trope.