War was something out of Ventura Way's vocabulary, much less her realm of imagination. She was raised on the communes, a group of 8 interchanging groups of wizards who sought refuge, freedom and community in the Australian outback's. Not much was known about her home to the rest of the Wizarding world, but they were regarded as savages due to their nomadic lifestyle. Due to their lack of an education, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry opened their doors to the young 'travelers' in an attempt to increase literacy rates and magic efficiency. It's here, where Ventura is introduced to a life of prejudice, schedules, routine- and most daunting, the cold Draco Malfoy. Ventura had never met a boy like Draco, he was materialistic, egotistical, and thoroughly mean and unhappy- but it's what interests her. Just as she draws closer to Draco, the travelers are sent back to Australia due to the looming war and rise of the Death Eaters. The travelers are left with three years of peace, while a war ravages the rest of the Wizarding world- but it was only a matter of time before the curse of war touched them. Orders were sent out that any Traveller over the age of 16 and under 40 must be sold into slavery, and the children rehoused in an attempt to 'save' them. Whereas the rest of the Travelers are sold off at auction, Ventura is picked first in a roundup by a high official in Voldemort's army- Draco Malfoy.