When she was younger, Xiou’s family traveled the Kellwyn lands on a humanitarian mission. During this time, a close encounter with a deadly beast nearly claimed her whole family. When the ordeal was over, her father promptly made the decision to move back to Laboria, where he would raise his family in safety.
She did not, however, feel safe. So she dedicated herself to developing combat skill so that she could survive.
Her family had moved repeatedly to different villages in Laboria, hoping to hide a terrifying secret that Xiou’s sister, Belera, brought back from the Kellwyn lands. That brought Xiou to Nvi where she met Jerron, and discovered the horrors that awaited.