A journey can start anywhere, it can even start with the first few pages of a book.
In the Scape you have a group, which have both the skill, the ability, and a little bravery or stupidity, to live in a world with floating islands and dark monsters that would attack you without a thought. A group that needs each other as there are very few that would care otherwise and some that would be glad to see them eliminated.
Sometimes a world needs heroes, other times they need a story. This world is going to see both.