Eye Color Green
Hair Color Reddish Brown
Although she has grown into a lifestyle of wearing dresses, keeping a neat appearance, and being generally pleasing since being appointed handmaiden to the second son’s wife, her studier, more rugged grace of her mountainfolk blood has not been completely stamped out.
One of the most important behaviors she adapted in her efforts to raise herself up from nothing is an eternally pleasant or neutral expression. Good news or bad, she rarely shows emotional interest in the things around her. This isn’t to say that she is completely placid and disinterested. Quite the opposite. In private, the mask typically falls away to reveal her very pensive nature.
Although it is less commonly recognized as far south as the Riverlands, those who have travelled north recognize the features of Mountainfolk in her curvier than usual build and dark hair.
Her most popular feature, particularly amongst men, is her height at more than most of the way to 6’. Despite her station as a servant, she does nothing to diminish her height or appear smaller, and towers over her Lady, almost like a guard.
She does have a scar on her left leg and a very faint limp that shows up when she’s particularly fatigued. This has been with her since childhood.
As a young child in the North, she was found, separated from her family, and kidnapped to be taken south as a slave. With a particularly strong desire to survive, she managed to escape her captors, and survive on her own for nearly a year foraging for food, hunting small game and fish, and ultimately stealing to make a living when she found her way onto the mountain of House Audric.
Survival can be sought in many ways, and she quickly realized she was not satisfied living hand to mouth, usually by way of other people’s larders. Observing other young girls of the village, she adopted their mannerisms and some of their knowledge, and managed to establish herself as a scullery maid in the traveller’s inn. Closer to the kitchen, she was able to observe the assistants to the cook and steal knowledge which helped her in getting a job as an assistant to the cook in the Lord’s house. And ultimately she made herself into a housemaid with keen observation and an ability to speak very well for herself.
It isn’t always easy being more clever than those around you, so though he was considered a child when she first met him, she took a liking to the second son of the Lord who was also more intellectual than his older brother who was expected to follow in the military tradition of the Audric family line. Though at first she kept an appropriate distance for her station, enough dropped conversation hooks drew him to her, and when she wasn’t strictly on duty, they would play in the courtyard as younger people are often to do. As he grew older though and came into his young adulthood, and their conversation also grew more sophisticated, she found that it was easy to begin thinking of him intimately. Despite being six years older than he, when he invited her to share his bed, she eagerly accepted. And she loved him deeply.
She was annoyed when she heard the news through the household gossip that a bride had been found for the Lord’s second son. But she was devastated when he told her that he intended to be loyal to his wife and father no bastards. He did love her, he said, and wanted her to be close to him so they could always be dear to each other. And he felt that he could express his affection by seeing that she was raised to an even higher status within the household as his new bride’s handmaiden. What could she do but accept?
But serving the needs of the woman who stole her lover, and finding less and less time to speak with him has reawoken the dorman survival insticts.