This volume introduces us to the majority of characters from the city of Liscor, including Senior Guardsman Relc Grasstongue and Senior Guardsman/Antinium Relvanator Klbkch, who are the first two characters to meet Erin at the Inn. Other Liscorians introduced in this chapter include Pisces, Olesm Swifttail, Krshia Silverfang, Selys Shivertail, Pawn, Ksmvr, Watch Captain Zevara Sunderscale, Rags, and Toren. From Celum, characters introduced include Fals, Garia Strongheart, the Silver Swords, and the original Horns of Hammerad. From across the world, Magnolia Reinhart and her servants are introduced, as are Flos Reimarch.
The primary theme of this volume is on the growth of Erin, from being a new human with no friends in this new world into someone who begins to make a name for herself. Many of the early chapters deal with the minute details of day-to-day survival in a world with levels, magic, and monsters. It is during this chapter that several key parts of Erin's personality, such as her aversion to killing any monster, including Goblins, as well as her aptitude for playing Chess is introduced.
Significant events during this arc include the death of Klbkch at the hands of a Goblin Chieftain, the creation of the first Individual Antinium, and Skinner's Attack on Liscor.
Volume 1 of The Wandering Inn has been remade into a ebook that can be purchased on Amazon by Pirateaba. The ebook was published on August 1st, 2018.