I had quite a few prompts for Rish, in that regard. With your own answers, I had less prompts to ask from yourself. Now, as far as starting levels go, everyone is Level 1 when the game starts, even with their xp as it may be. You will need to actually perform the Level Up Move to bring your Levels up to what your xp rewards give, kinda like the camping mechanic from Final Fantasy 15.
However, yes... I will give you 1xp for that and I also will be updating the map, to detail Rish's starting point and your own too. Something else to add to the list today... xD