Young Jeanne was the daughter of a baker in a rural village in Western France, and her mother died at a young age. Like all Gifted children, her time growing up had a lot of social strife. She compensated by helping her father around the bakery, often gathering eggs and tending to the family's single sheep. Things changed when she got older, like all Gifted children, and she was pulled into a faerie's story. Many of the local children were taunted or tormented by a faerie known as the Queen of Bees, Reine des Abeilles, tempting them into her realm with sweet scents and flavors and making them work for their freedom. Jeanne, like many, spent a few nights in service to the queen to earn freedom from her, but unlike most, Jeanne decided to go back. She sought out the Queen's realm to steal the queen's faerie honey for her father's sweets - but she was overpowered by the scent of it as she was escaping, and ended up eating it all... and then she tried again.. and again, until she found herself sneaking into the Queen's realm every week to eat her royal honey.
Since then, Jeanne has been finding herself in a sweeter position in life, with many of the formerly dismissive children willing to do things for her, seeking her favor, and oftentimes she is attended by a few small bees. Unbeknownst to her, Jeanne has been stealing Reine des Abeilles' power, and her Gift has been adapting to it. Her gift has been touched by faeries, and when she cast spells, she often creates a small bee that flies around and attends her as its queen (one bee per magnitude of spell). The Queen of Bees, however, wants to trap Jeanne back in her realm to 'pay' for the stolen honey.
This character idea stole concepts from a discussion with my girlfriend. Obviously, she'd make a good Merinita, but she could succeed as a Tytalus or Tremere if she was taught properly. Or a Jerbiton with Gently Gifted. I'd enjoy seeing her be in a position where she was being groomed by the Queen of Bees to replace her, trapping her forever in a Regio and eventually turning her into a Faerie. Her Inoffensive to Animals means that she wouldn't be attacked by the bees she summons immediately, but the bees probably cause trouble with other people nearby...
Making up for missing yesterday, I had a busy day. I'll post another tonight for today.