Yong-Mi voluntarily exiled herself, in order to escape an arranged marriage on the surface. Her early years in Exile were spent as an adventurer. During this time, she was known to work with a man named Gooley. She joined the army in the Empire-Avernum War and did recon missions, most notably at the ruins of Cotra. She was eventually promoted to Captain and, when Cotra was rebuilt years later, she became captain of the Cotra guard. Yong-Mi was also hired by the Darkside Loyalists to assist the bandit Quickshank, among others. In 855 IE, she was discovered, and her public service came to an abrupt end.