Pala Hierro A.K.A. Grytt - Miner in the Verdant Dynasty that wants to explore, meet new people, and go on an adventure of some sort in the Jungle. His gear and skillset make him capable of some low-scale encounters and engagements. As is, he's mostly going in the direction of slice of life style meetings, or potentially sparring matches against others in order to practice his abilities.
Ziad Del'Fluent - Student under the Eternal House that has begun practicing earth magic and training in combat. At 11 years old, he can't do much in most engagements, so he's stuck in situations where he either spars or gets mentored, gets scared by people, or thinking heavily on earth magic or other issues that spark his curiosity. Also since he's so young, he's practically stuck in Nirvana since travelling in the harsh desert alone is a bad idea.
As for ideas about interactions, just comment and I'll help you spitball an idea for the meeting and we'll go from there.