Grog 19 : Dame Margot, the Huntress
Margot is the daughter of a Sicilian Norman baron, attending the court of the Emperor Frederick. In order to strengthen ties between his realms, she was promised in marriage, when she'd reach her twentieth birthday, to a German Landgraf and supporter of the Emperor.
Margot had been raised much as her brothers, to love the hunt, falconry and riding. All the leisure of the Norman aristocrats, and her strong will and devotion to the noble activity had been encouraged by her father, himself a falconer or local repute. However, when it became apparent that her older and stoggier husband expected her to settle for traditional activities to support him, she simply packed her things, took some silver, her prize falcon and horses, and rode off with her attendant. The Norman lady and her handmaid escaped their pursuants and lived off the land for a time, poaching and hunting their way through a foreign land whose language evaded them. Seeing no future in this, her handmaid deserted with silver and a horse when in the outskirts of a city, knowing that Margot would be uninterested in pursuing her there.
Little did she know that her reputation preceded her, a runaway bride riding through the land as if the Devil himself was chasing her. A curious and well connected Jerbiton sent their fastest grog after her with an invitation to visit their Covenant, finding her story appealing and interesting.
While the Jerbiton found her youthful exuberance amusing, he found that her wild streak and focus on hunting animals to fall outside of what they considered tasteful. But she was not lost to the Order.
She feels betrayed by her father to have wed her off to such an oaf, which is the main reason she has not sought to return to their Calabrian castle.
Tall, blond and blue eyed, Margot is clearly of Norman stock. She walks like she was born in the saddle and almost wears a falconer's glove. Her wardrobe has been drastically reduced after her flight, but she mostly wears hunting clothes or something practical when caring for horses and birds.
Why are they in the Covenant?
Margot rebelled against her social class by disobeying and abandoning her husband, it is very possible that his henchmen might come looking for her, or churchmen be sent to get an annulment of the marriage. Within a Covenant she can be left to doing what she wants to do most: training hunting animals, and then taking them on hunts. She would be particularly excited to train a Horse or Falcon of Virtue. She will form a friendship with anyone in the Covenant who shares her hobbies.
Virtues: Privileged Upbringing, Gentlewoman
Flaws: Reckless, Infamous
Animal Handling (Birds of prey) 5
Area Lore (Calabria) (Politics) 1
Awareness (Searching) 3
Etiquette (Nobility) 3
Folk Ken (Nobility) 2
French (Norman) 5
Hunt (Falconry) 5
Italian (Sicilian) 2
Ride (Speed) 5
Survival (Forests) 2
Reputation (Runaway bride) 4