SO, recently my old computer died, and somehow my flashdrive with my backups got erased (my little brother was visiting and took it back with him to his apartment...and when I got it back he had deleted it to put other things on it) I think its finally time I restart with the aid of my handwritten notes (which thankfully has most of the skills and enemies I designed). However, I've been dissatisfied with the opening moments for a while and decided this was a good chance to change it.
My goals are to introduce the main character and setting in brief but also to not bog the whole thing down in exposition.
Basically what I want the audience to know is
1. The main character is a demi-goddess, this is not normal for the setting, most demi-gods have a single goal that they are basically purpose built to complete and then they retire to a floating continent unless their god parent decides they could be useful again. the main character Iii doesn't know who either of her parents are which leads too...
2. Iii was raised by the Veil Knight Order as a fixture of the setting , enforce the absent Emperor's will. Despite the whole planet technically being under one government, in actually its several distinct countries who all claim a type of "Regional governorship" of Imperial land by claiming some connection to the Emperor. The Veil Knights get to decide if that connection is valid or not. They've also got the most advanced weaponry and the most effective magics in the setting.
3. Iii is an errant knight. Because the world is filled with dangerous monsters, travel and communication is very difficult between city-states, even those within the same "country", peasants tend to be at the mercy of nobles. The Errant Knights wander around and mete out punishment to those abusing their citizens (in addition to internal affairs organization within the various settlements.)
4.Iii wears a belt called "The Lament of Heroes" it makes it so people can't recognize who she is unless they're specifically looking for her. That's why she can move around normally.