OK. Brainstorming here. Could use some input. Working on the backstory of my MC's dad. Fantasy novel set in a medieval style world. Meet Edrick. He's a miller by trade. But he has a secret- he was born a noble. Soooo....why would our young Edrick, at about age 15-18 or so, leave his noble roots and disassociate himself from the family name? (He keeps his ring with the family crest, though, bc deep down he hopes one day his daughter can reunite with her extended family.) Some ideas I have so far: -Family did something bad he didn't want to be associated with. (Treason? Murder? Hmmm) -Arranged marriage he ran from -Edrick did something bad and his family kicked him out -Edrick got in trouble with the wrong people and ran away to keep his family safe What other possibilities can you think of?