Frustrated in not being able to create a working portal himself, and too impatient to wait for you, your mentor has set off to find the Skeleton Gate, which he believes is a portal to the Nether Ruins. He has left you food, tools, and directions in the hopes that you can meet him near the goal and take part in this discovery.
LOL, being uneducated in creating with minecraft, I got lost a few times, so you may find an unfinished mountaintop home. Why I didn't think of the compass earlier....? I don't know. Things moved quicker once I gained an understanding of minecraft. Being a point to point style, I added details to towns, pathways, cave systems, the ender ruins, the Skeleton Gate, and of course the Nether.
I think the die hard role playing type will enjoy this world.
Cheers to the creators of this truely amazing game.