I'm looking over the outline for my story, and I'm growing unsure of where I've set the actual story to start. See, my story follows a man bought back from the dead after falling prey to a very unusual and devastating magic on the battlefield, he's a tad grumpy that he's been brought back to life (Especially since with all the years that have passed since his death, he's around 40 years old) and is promised his eternal rest if he brings down the person technically responsible for his death. Originally, I planned for the story to start before he dies, where he and a group of his peers set off on a journey to reclaim a relic that will make one of them king. On their journey they're ambushed by said relics protectors, and that's where the MC dies. This would introduce the reader to two characters that play major roles later in the story (The MC's best friend and his fiancée), as well as establish the man the MC was before everything went down. But now a days, I'm having doubts that starting there is a good idea. As the plot itself could be seen as dragging it's feet at that point, since the plot revolves around the journey towards the goal and the journey only really starts after the MC is resurrected. I'm conflicted. It could be better to simply start off with the MC's resurrection as the starting point, and have his past life be referenced and looked back upon throughout the story. But, a big point of the story is showing the fall from grace the MC goes through, which would be much more effective knowing what he used to be at the beginning. Any advice?