Plume competed for the position of Piper when the previous Piper died. Plume's music was so inspiring it made the audience cheer. After each candidate played the Pirran Pipe, the audience cast a vote. Plume and the other two competitors, Auron the Fair and Keras the Unknown, each had an equal number of votes. The three played the Pipe again and again, but the tie remained unbroken. Each candidate's followers refused to vote for another player. Night fell, and after the thirteenth round of votes, a hooded man came forward and urged the three factions to split the Pipe between themselves. Plume received the mouthpiece of the Pipe and became the leader of a tribe known as the Plumes.
Plume's followers fled to an underground sea when shadows overtook their land. They settled on the Isle of Plume.