I recently thought of an interesting story. It is about a group of nomadic people who's bodies live forever. Or, more accurately, have an infinitely extended life-span, bu tare still mortal. They can be killed by disease, lethal wounds, and such a long those lines. The interesting thing about them is that their minds are not immortal. After a certain amount of time, which I called a "segment" their ego disintegrates and all their memories are wiped and a whole new person is created. The problem I am having is trying to figure out how exactly my main character would be separated by this closely knit group of people who consider all life to be sacred. Especially since they do not have a substantial population themselves. How would my main character be separated without being found by his family? I am have thought of several paths. The first was that he was knocked out in a fight and was left on the battlefeild to be found by some traveling musicians. Another was that he was put into stasis, but that was just silly. The latest idea was that he was sent into the future by an illegal experiment. Perhaps the setting would help expand the possibilities. These people have been traveling the universe for close to sixty thousand years. The human race is old, almost a hundred thousand years since they left earth. Now, they are scattered across the universe. The distances are so vast, communication is an impossibility. The many civilizations of man have atrophied. People live in stale existences, working toward goals that the reasons for have been lost in the ancient past. it is a universe full of immense structures and strange locales. Vast wars are fought on a regular basis, many of the battles occur because of the armies of long forgotten wars finally arrive, several centuries after the conflict has been resolved. I would appreciate and logical reasons for my character's, whose name is Diem, separation. I can post the introduction of my story, which explains the nature of the Followers of the path of Traas in greater detail. If that would help.