The explorer is a rare individual, who willingly leaves his home and all that he knows to seek out the unknown. Whether for their own sake, or for the fame and fortune they may bring, explorers travel the hidden places of the world on a quest for the new and unusual. Explorers live for the challenge of venturing into hitherto unseen places, overcoming myriad dangers and encountering strange men and beasts. Possessed of great fortitude and resourcefulness, as well as uncommon bravery, the explorer excels not only in the wilds but also among the beings he comes upon in his travels. Rare is the circumstance that catches him off guard.