Cassandra Karlin is a kesslan from the Doliciere continent. Daughter of a pack elder she enjoyed many comforts in life but also suffered from great expectations. In her childhood she made a habit of learning survival skills, trapping, and mountaineering. Although not typical traits of her family's lineage her parents continued to avidly support her determination.
Meeting Darrian: Edit
The Salvation Incident: Edit
Working with Darrian the two were sent to Salvation, a small town southwest of Vera. While there the two of them happened upon a girl who was singing a song from Darrian's past. This caused the alminiri to enter a confused stupor where he began shifting without noticing. The town's citizens quickly knocked Cassandra unconscious before she could put up a defense. She awoke tied to a stake as the town was preparing to burn her for being allied to a monster. The pyre was lit and she too shifted in panic eventually calling out for her husband to "save her". Without meaning to Cassandra had summoned Darrian's Hellforge mode which ended up destroying the entire town.
Post Salvation: Edit
Cassandra had suffered severe injuries from the smoke and fire of her attempted murder. She lost both feet past the ankle; stealing her ability to walk. Sarah approached her during recovery and offered a solution to replace the ruined limbs with a substance known as aalphyte. While hesitant at first she eventually decided to undergo the treatment and after months of therapy managed to take the first few steps since Salvation on her own two feet.
Shardfang Culture Edit
A custom of the Shardfang pack is once a woman is married she may never cut her hair unless for three reasons:
- If she is unfaithful she must cut her hair short and wear it around her neck as a collar. It is considered the highest form of shame.
- If her spouse dies she must cut it and bury it with them. It is considered to be a tribute of the time spent together in hopes that the fallen's spirit will tresure it in the afterlife.
- If she dies before her spouse then the hair must be cut and divided. One half must go to the deceased and the other to the surivor. This is considered to mean that even in death their spirits will always remain together.