William Grant Clemency, who prefers just Will. (I am subtle, oh so subtle.) I also fleshed him out a little bit, but not as much as I would prefer. The Thaukama meet him at a bit of a formal gathering; he is a frequent attender to such outings, as minor nobility.
His parents do end up encouraging him to go see the world, albeit giving him errands to do when adventuring and homework so to speak, where he is to continue his studies. Their justification is more or less that having some real world experience will help him succeed in life using more than just his natural talents by giving him the skills necessary to survive in any environment, rather than just a sheltered one.
They also have enough trust in their son to trust his trust in the Thaukama, in that he knows that he travels with a group which is destined to succeed. Said parents do offer as many resources as their network grants them without being intrusive--it'd get in the way to have servants travel with him and defeat half the point, and they only have influence over a bit of a localized area so can't contact him half-way around the world, but they do what they can to offer assistance and influence, which does aid the Thaukama.
But other than these details, 90% of which I more or less knew already, didn't really do anything. I still owe you the double-ramble on the perfect RPG and the new webcomic, but I suppose these things can wait.