Haley was only 13 when the old temple in Sandpoint was razed in a mysterious fire and she has been struggling with her guilt ever since.
She isn't sure when her fascination with fire began, it was certainly before the magic in her blood manifested and she nearly burnt her own family's home down, but she has always been infatuated with the flame.
When the dark events of the Late Unpleasantness struck Sandpoint, Haley's parents packed up their meager belongings and prepared to move to Magnimar for both protection and a hope at finding a tutor to help their daughter control her power. As their wagon pulled away from the city, Haley could see the flames devour the temple of Desna and she felt both shame and excitement as she watched it burn. While she had nothing to do with the fire- she was elated to see it rise even above the might of a God.
As a sorcerer who has come into her own, and with her 18th birthday just weeks past, Haley has returned to Sandpoint to take part in the Swallowtail festival. While she told her parents that this was just a short journey to visit the land of her childhood, Haley has truly come to see the new Temple revealed and the hope it should bring Sandpoint. Perhaps then she can find balance between the fires of her own passions and ambitions.