Ryu Kyung-Sook was described as magical in every single way possible. From his childlike appearance at the age of 25, to his seemingly perfect charm. Some even liked to say that his work ethic had to be spawned from something magical. The most magical thing about him, however, was his imagination and ability to create brilliant stories. It was this magic and way of words that attracted two goddesses; Hecate and Mnemosyne.
Both goddess were enticed by his talents and a small feud between them ensued as both wanted his attention. However hard Mnemosyne tried she always found herself losing to Hecate and became slightly angry when Kyung-Sook chose the aforementioned over herself. Since that day, Mnemosyne promised to watch over the child and choose to effectively strike at the right time.
Straying back to the topic of Kyung-Sook and Hecate’s relationship, the two had come to an agreement that a one night stand, no matter how much they were interested in the other, would suit them both much better and that afterwards they could go their separate ways.
Nine months later (20th March 1996) there was a knock at the door and Kyung-Sook found Hecate at his door again, holding a baby in her arms. After a small conversation Kyung-Sook learned the basics of a demigod child and took the child in, naming him Kyung-Jae.
For the first few years of his life, Kyung-Jae lived a near poverty life due to his father barely making enough money to comfortably finance the two of them, and as such Kyung-Sook wasn’t able to give his son many gifts year-round. Being young and somewhat oblivious, this meant nothing to Kyung-Jae who had unknowingly became the inspiration for his father to push for a better life. What books Kyung-Sook did publish were popular in the Western world primarily and he made the bold decision to relocate to Toronto, Canada when Kyung-Jae was four.
After the move, Kyung-Sook’s books became increasingly popular and he decided that his son and himself needed English names. Hence, he renamed them to Caden and Cameron respectively. Growing up in a new country was surprisingly easy for Caden - he picked up the language easily and soon became among the best pupils in his grade.
This new-found happiness was short lived as Cameron’s books lost their popularity and in a vain attempt to regain his influence, he relocated a second time to Manhattan, New York. There, the popularity began to increase again, however not to the scale he had once experienced in Canada. It was there that the perfect family life that Cameron had tried so hard to create began to deteriorate slowly. At first, it was the poor communication that the two shared, but soon it manifested to Cameron slowly becoming addicted to a range of drugs and alcohol and soon their apartment became known as among the best crack places in the section of the city they lived in. At only 9 years old, Caden began to detach himself from his father in order to have a somewhat peaceful life at school.
For the next 4 years, Caden’s life consisted mainly of school with him trying to spend as much time as possible within the school walls and not at home. After yet another uneventful birthday, this one happening to be his 13th, Caden returned home to find a strange person in his apartment who watched him and paid pretty much full attention to him (the usual customers never blinked an eyelash in his direction after the initial meeting). The strange person continued to have their eyes fixated on him for a further hour before pouncing, its human disguise changing into that of a harpy, talons aimed for his head. Although he had no training and no experience with any Greek monsters, Caden knew somewhat about each monster due to the mythology he had studied as an extra studies given to him by his history teacher. Quickly, he identified the monster and ran to the closest door - the door to the bathroom. Luckily for him, his father’s paranoia of being broken into had caused him to somewhat burglar-proof the doors by adding a thin layer of metal on either side. This meant the harpy was delayed by a few seconds, allowing Caden to jump from the window and onto the pavement a floor below. Now running back to the sanctuary of the school, Caden found that the harpy was no longer following him, but rather a pile of golden dust behind him. Looking for an explanation, all he saw was a mysterious figure winking at him, a bow being shoved into their bag. Despite this attack, Caden decided that living with his father was a thing he no longer wanted to do and went a few floors above to where he found the floor inhabited by a range of homeless kids, all of which made their money by dancing.
Although bad at it originally, Caden soon picked up on dancing and quickly became among the best in the group, always earning the most money. Unofficially, he became the biggest provider of the group and there was a small amount of demigods in the apartment that made it their personal mission to protect him from all monster attacks.
As the years went on Caden continued to gain money for the group, all whilst being protected by a group of demigods who slowly, also as the years went by, got smaller and smaller as the members got killed off one by one. On his final attack - and 17th birthday - the final protective member died and Caden was left (practically useless on fighting knowledge, excluding some basic techniques with a mace that he’d been taught) to fend for himself. He remembered the final person as they were dying mentioning a place where people like him went to. Although still being chased, Caden managed to get into a cab (the driver happened to be a demigod son of Hermes) and the two sped off to camp where Caden’s been ever since.