A brief bio:
Lilac Derbyshire was born in the Thornwaste to an orc mother, Thuula, and a human father, Damien. Her father is an artificer who blended clockwork technology with magic. Her mother, a deserter from an orc tribe that lives in the mountains close to the Thornwaste, is trained as a swordmage, and was part of a special unit of such warriors. It’s no wonder then, that Lilac developed a knack for the arcane and followed in the foot steps of her fathers’ tinkering. While her father used only the most precise tools and parts, Lilac had a talent for taking trash and turning it into treasure, making her technical skills match her patchwork background. That skill did her handy in her travels after her small settlement was razed by the orcs of her mothers’ former tribe. Her mother was kidnapped and her father was badly wounded, losing an arm in the process. After moving her father back to the relatively comfort of one of the Thornwaste’s larger settlements, Lilac moved north, bringing her father’s clockwork crossbow with her. She was after two things: technology that might allow her to build her father a clockwork arm, the schematic for which she found in a book of experimental technology, and her mother’s whereabouts.