So, the observant among you will have noticed the flurry of activity as Arbuthnott and I have posted Melody's early adventures, prior to the point at which she encountered the slavers. This was all done originally via the Discord chat, but I felt it would be nice to have it all in the same place and accessible for others to read if they want to catch up. Arbuthnott has a transcript of the whole story so far, and kindly agreed to help me post it here in a couple of tag-team sessions over the past two days.
You can see that she has been quite busy since starting, back on the 29th October last year. Hopefully this all helps to explain why she is already 2nd level, while the other characters are still 1st. I think it also helps to give further insight into Melody's personality and background. I've enjoyed reading along with the other characters' tales, so hopefully you will enjoy mine too.