I have been saying for -days- that this system is so flexible and interesting and gentle in it's structure that it can be modified in a dozen different ways.
Hell, Morrus, if you wanna start up a Discord Call with me or something, send me a Private Message, I'll give you my handle, and we can gush over system ideas that you are free and clear to use in any production material you wanna put out, ever, with no remuneration to me.
I -love- the Journey System as presented. I can't -wait- to see more of it.
Even if that means I have to start making it myself!
I think it should still function normally for other characters, and then the Elfy or Fey character has to remind everyone else to stay, and wait, on the path before going off to find the one who got lost, alone.
It adds a more dramatic element to it, and lets that character stand out in a specific situation, rather than just handing out a blanket pass for safety.