At Crintera, the child was adopted by a sept of Clan Sirnas, where it was discovered she had latent [i]Spokenkieker /i powers. She also showed an early interest in local folklore, especially surrounding the Holzfrauen (a type of faerie). These were nourished but channeled in a way that suited the House most, and she started to show early promise in Mentem magics as a result. The ex-Merinita members in Clan Sirnas took notice, though.
In accordance with Bjornaer tradition, the young girl, who had been going by the name Frawjen ["young lady" - her parents were unknown and she was reticent to speak of them or her mundane name] suddenly chose the name Vanadís at her first Gathering of Twelve Years, in 2015. This was considered somewhat ominous, as it is a calling-name for the Nordic goddess Freya. Since this is not commonly known outside of the far north of Mythic Europe, and the name has a Latin look to it, it was allowed to stand, but it did make some of the more Christian-leaning magi at the Moot uncomfortable. She also passed her Gauntlet succesfully, showing off her Cat heartshape with ease.
In the following years Vanadís continued her apprenticeship in Clan Sirnas until she was declared a full maga according to the Laws of the Order in 1224. [She had been accorded full membership of House Bjornaer back in 2015.] In the three years between the end of her "official" apprenticeship and the next Gathering (in 1227), Vanadís travelled to visit some of the more far-flung members of her Clan, including the Clan Chief Ophia Sirnaus on her island in the Aegean Sea. During these years she has developed a pantheistic worldview that incorporates defense of the mysteries of the Wild and great respect for local folk traditions. She has been known to be scathing towards rigid Christians ["apologists"], although she actually enjoys the more mystical strains of the "New Faiths".
Travelling back to Crintera in 1227, she emerged from the Gathering in her heartshape and has not been seen to leave it for several seasons since. Rumours have it that she is undergoing a Mystery, but few details are known. [This is in fact the Minor House Mystery of Theriomorphy, taking up the entirety of the year. I have no idea whether she also gains experience during this year].
Well, that's the story as I have it in mind so far. If it sounds good, I'd like her to enter the Saga at this point in her timeline. I will have to work out the numbers, of course, and figure out what flaws and merits would suit her best. Let me know what you think of it.