About Asha Cargyll
Background: The day her mother died is one that Asha will never forget, even though she was only a small child. It was an orc raiding party, early in the morning, which is quite atypical for orcs, as they are well aware their ability to see in the dark offers them a distinct advantage at night. Asha's mother was working outside Trunau's palisade's, while Asha was playing in the fields with some of the other young children. Within moments, the scene devolved into chaos, as orcs emerged from everywhere, and the air was rife with the smell of blood and death. The young girl could only watch in horror as her mother was cut down by a large orc. Asha would have probably died then and there, since the orcs care nothing for the innocence of youth, if it wasn't for the pack of ferocious wolves that intervened, chasing off the orc. The wolves retreated back into the forest as quickly as they came when Trunau's militia arrived, and everyone retreated behind the safety of the walls.
Asha relayed the story of the wolf pack saving her life, which was largely met with disbelief from the rest of the townsfolk. When they burned the bodies of the fallen that night, Asha was there, staring into the flames. When a young wolf appeared, padding slowly towards the gates, the guards were about to fire upon the creature when the old elf Silvermane halted them. He escorted the wolf into the town, who walked straight to the large bonfire, and laid down next to Asha.
When morning came, Asha and the wolf still sat by the embers of the fire. As she stood up and kicked at the ashes, she found a large blade, the same one that the orc had used to strike down her mother. She recovered it, in the hopes of crossing paths with that orc again. The wolf she named Geri, and they have been inseparable since then.
Nowadays, Asha has proven herself quite capable at hunting and trapping, and even though she spends a lot of time out in the wilds, she still keeps residence inside Trunau's walls.
Physical description: Asha has the obvious pointed ears that betray her partly elven blood, but her face has the plain bonestructure of her mother's human ancestry. Her hair is a deep burgundy, which she usually keeps in check by a bandana. Her eyes are sharp flecks of emerald-green, and a single nose ring is the only sign of vanity she wears. She dresses in dark, natural-colored leathers, and has a large, curved sword across her back, the blade of which is a dull black, as if permanently stained by soot.