Alexis was born in Caliphas, capital of Ustalov. She was in a family of lessor nobles and led a quiet life. As the Fourth child she had little relevence is the family inheritance. Her eldest brother inherited the title, The next sister was married for advantage, the next brother was pushed into the church of Pharasma. Alexis was slated for marriage, a role to which she did not want. She had trained as a duelist and bard, behind her families back, so she collected some gear and wealth, and left. She did leave a note. That was probably a mistake as her family chased her out of Ustalev, seeking to return her for her prospective husband. Numeria sounded interesting. Perhaps there she could find a story, and a life. But as she traveled Numeria she found that the technic league was hunting her. She couldn't work out why until she tricked one into talking with her. Her family had put a bounty on her head and the league was interested. Her father did have some weird devices in their home to exchange for her. When they killed some friends in chasing her, she knew her role. Get strong, and teach the league, and her family, that she was not someone to be hunted.