I was at an Inn, after spending thirty days in the wild trapping, and it was not food or shelter that I was seeking. I was just walking towards the door with this lovely barmaid, when a fierce, hooded woman emerged from a dark corner, barged in, and pretended to know me! With a few, quiet words and a glare that could petrify, Morgen had the barmaid excusing herself and fleeing in terror. Morgen, grabbed me by the arm and walked me outside. Her iron tight grasp on my arm, guided me through the streets of the town. When she removed her hood, I could see, to my surprise, that she was beautiful. She showed me a modest home with a married couple cleaning dishes and preparing for bed. Morgen said, "The simple life has many rewards, but this is not to be your life." Cruelly gripping my arm that I had injured while working, she said, nor should you be spending your blood earned money on loose women. Still refusing to explain who she was or how she knew I had hurt myself, she guided me to the local barracks. Here, men were still training despite the dark hour. Morgen recited,
if you want
another man's life or land.
for the lazy wolf.
No battle's won in bed."
Pulling her hood back over her head, Morgen walked me to the wealthy part of town. As we approached a gated estate, she winked at me and playfully said, "Thanks for walking me home." I gripped her wrist intending to demand answers, a knife quickly flicked to my throat. "Careful," she whispered. Trying a different tact, I responded, "Why?" "Your father saved my father in battle, and my father swore to provide for you. However, he has since died, and he made me swear to do it," she said shrugging. "It won't be very fun for me though if you waste your potential on wenches and beer."
At that point she left me. She claimed to be oath bound to provide for me but she only ever trades barbs and offers advice to me. At first I was uneasy about her knowledge of me and her ability to stalk me, but she does seem to want to educate me and I could use someone who understands high society. And so far, is seems that she is quite sage or at least well read.
I have not been able to learn much about her background except that she is an aristocrat with seemingly no family left alive. She also has made it quite clear that she has no romantic interest in men. Should I have ever gotten that idea in my head.