Grog 29 : Odile, the lusty nun
Born Juliette in Metz, she is the daughter of the head of the local smith's guild. Her childhood was easy, praised always lavished on such a pretty child. She was always her father's little princess, until her teenage years. Between her rich father and her beauty, there was no lack of suitors who approached either her or her father. They ask him for her hand in marriage and her for boons and tokens of affection. As her father started to suspect her tutors of impropriety, he had her sent to the famed nunnery of the Mont Saint Odile. Forced against her will to live in convent for a time, she made the most of it by delving into the philosophical texts stored there. She found close companionship with an older nun, herself a learned woman. After a year she was allowed to return home to her family, but the blooming and intelligent young woman attracted too much attention for her father's taste and it was not long before he had her sent back to the convent of Saint Odile, where forced to take vows, she adopted the name of Sister Odile. However, a lover from Metz found a Mage sympathetic to their cause and after much bagaining, cajoling and planning, she was sprung out of the Covenant.
Life on the road as outlaw lovers was not what she had imagined it to be, missing the comfort and content of a library, forced to live on the road, the romantic gesture soon lost its luster and the lovers broke up.
(note: in principle, the same character could be a young man send to a monastery, with no real change to their stat block)
Sister Odile isa beautiful young woman, she has pearly white teeth and alabaster skin. Her hair is like a cascade of red gold and her eyes are piercing green. She speaks clearly and is readily able to quote poetry or Aristotle, both of which she devours with great pleasure. She is charismatic and endears herself instantly to whoever she desires. She is of a fragile constitution, unaccustomed to leaving the fineries of the library. While she still has her nun's robes, she only uses them when she needs to make herself less noticed. She prefers fine dresses and given the means to do so, would clad herself all in silk.
Why are they in the covenant?
Seeing the intelligent, well spoken and eye catching young woman as a great addition to a Covenant, the mage (who helped the jail break) have them brought into a Covenant (maybe their own).
Or maybe a Redcap finds her on the road and brings her to the player's Covenant as a safe haven for their lover.
Maybe she uses her charm to climb into society until she hears of the Order and petitions them to join, upon hearing that they accept female scholars without the restrictions of a Convent (this would work best if she was aged by a few years).
That she speaks and writes latin will mark her as one of the higher ranked Covenfolk in any Covenant. She might attract unwanted attention from Church authorities as a runaway nun. Or her beauty and desires might lead to dissention within covenant grogs, or she might become the concubine of one of the magi, who appreciates her intellect and beauty...
She can be the face of a group of grog as they deal with educated folk and while she might have poor relations with the church, she will have some affinity with the more bookish among them.
Virtues: Clerk, Venus' Blessing
Flaws: Fragile Constitution, Lecherous
Area Lore (Upper Lorraine) (Legends) 1
Artes Liberales (Geometry) 1
Charm (Courtly love) 5
Church Lore (Nunneries) 1
Folk Ken (Men) 4
French (Poetry) 5
Guile (Lying to authority) 3
Latin (Church usage) 4
Philosophiae (Natural philosophy) 3
Ride (Speed) 1
Theology (History) 2