Ivala Havengard was born Ivala Gildenlink, the youngest daughter of Androclus Gildenlink, a prosperous merchant of Barwych
. When several caravans outright disappeared, Androclus sought adventurers to aid him. This led to his meeting with Anathar Havengard
, who solved the problem of the caravans by slaying some trolls that had taken up residence along the Barwych-Calenmar Crownway
. Androclus was so taken with the young man that he betrothed his youngest daughter to him. This turned out to be a good move, as Anathar was knighted by the King of Summerlund
Ivala is a motherly figure to those who seek her help. She is very much a city person, preferring to live in comfort in Calenmar. She can be very over-protective, particularly to her eldest child Daria, but she means well. Her other children are Ezelan and Kidalis.