In the past few weeks, I've made a few characters trying to understand the intricacies of this fine game. After listening to chat and reading the forums and wiki, I have settled on a character.
My question is; Does the Homeland choice define your character's background, or can it just be the birthplace, and you can actually develop a life elsewhere before leveling?
I chose Illian for a female channeler and it is not really where I would like to start my character's history. Is it possible to be raised elsewhere without having to use some 'cookie-cut' parents died/murdered/eaten and escaped/taken/sold elsewhere?
Thank for the help,