Born into a Serf Family in the highland of Scotland, Kenneth experienced the generic experience for children of serfs. However, there was one anomaly in his life, his parents knew how to read and write. This was obviously a rare trait within the serf society. He didn't learn English, instead, he learned Gaelic. Kenneth had very few friends, this was due to his speech disorder; stuttering. Fortunately for Kenneth, the agreement between his parents and the Lord of the land did not carry over to him. He was not restricted to the modified slavery his parents was. Despite being a social outcast, he managed to become a local guard(at age 17). Two years later, he became the Watch Commander. His pay was meager for his line of work. Having a small amount of money, Kenneth foolishly gambled away his pay in the local inns, thinking he can double his earnings just by playing a simple game. He lost every time he played, it was as if God himself didn't want Kenneth to succeed.
Typically, Kenneth was in debt to a lot of loaners and he couldn't pay it back. Frustrated by Kenneth's incompetence, one of the loaners sent out a band of mercenaries to force Kenneth to give the loaner it's money or his life. A barmaid in one of the inns Kenneth used to frequent before he was knee deep in debt informed the guard of what is to happen to him. Of course Kenneth could get his fellow peers and arrest the men, but the loaner was persistent and he would continue to send his hired thugs after him. Kenneth decided to flee Scotland and sought refuge in Ireland. There he learned English from a native Scottish priest who was on a pilgrimage at the time. Kenneth decided to stay close with the Priest, knowing that no one would dare incite the Priest to protect his friend by bringing down the "wrath of God".
A few years passed and the Priest and Kenneth journeyed towards England. The Priest heard of a woman in London who supposedly saw the ghost of the Virgin Mary. Once they arrived in London, Kenneth was struck with awe over the English culture. After his friend was done dealing with the woman who had the vision, Kenneth informed him over his staying. Kenneth believed he could do well in England, plus, the loaner had no authority over there. After saying goodbye, the two parted ways, the Priest journeyed to the Diocese of Scotland and became a Bishop and Kenneth found a nearby abandoned shack in and made his living by teaching English and Gaelic.