Posted by : Wendy B Wednesday, 12 September 2012
When Penn was a teenager, Deborah was killed in what should have been a routine patrol. Her death struck the Stassi family hard and both Lord and Lady Stassi fell into depression that ultimately brought on their own deaths. But Penn refused to believe that Deborah was dead, as her body had never been recovered and Penn could find no signs of her spirit. Penn did her best to maintain the nobility of the Stassi name, showing face at the tedious parties around town, but in her spare time, she traveled deeper and deeper into the Mists, splintering her own spirit in her continued quest to find any possible clue about Deborah…
Twenty-two years ago, a Separatist woman, disillusioned by the cause of her kin and tormented by the spirits of Ascalon, escaped the war-ravaged Diessa Plateau into the Wayfarer Foothills where she met and fell in love with a Son of Svanir. Not long after, she was found by her brother and returned to their Ascalonian camps. The woman soon found she was with child. Desperate to keep her baby from a war that ended long ago, she escaped again, this time to the Black Citadel. Hoping to prevent more violence, she revealed the location of one of the Separatist camps to a leader of the Iron Legion, expecting him to seek parley, as he promised. Too late, she discovered his true intention and by the time she reached the camp, she found her people dead or captured. One of the Iron Legion soldiers took pity on her and took her back to his warband. She gave birth to her child, but, in despair over all she had lost, she did not recover.
Raised by Ruce Battleborn, Daganey became a skilled ranger, well loved by many but always an outsider. Her size made it clear she was not merely a human, but Ruce could tell Daganey nothing of her past. Finally, the great Bear spirit came to Daganey in a dream, pointing her to the snowy lands of the Norn...