An Athasian Minstrel, an Eladrin Maiden, trained as a Bard
Althaea is a young Eladrin maiden, hailing from what passes for the nobility in the distant settlement of Kratoq’ua. She left her hearth to pursue a career as a minstrel, and initially in all innocence she thought that the life of a minstrel was one of music, joy and bringing hope to the hopeless.
As a youth she was always fascinated by dancing, music and poetry, and became an excellent master of several musical instruments – flute, lyre, harp, fiddle and drums are amongst her favorites. She can dance a traditional “Dance of the Seven Veils” very effectively using her dancing silks, and does so on occasion to raise funds for lodgings and food.
Early in her travels , she came to understand that minstrels do bring music and joy, but also offer a range of other services as well, that such a position often enables them to perform – messenger, spy, informant, keeper of knowledge, trusted advisor – the list goes on.
She is beginning to try her hand at such arts, and has earned her keep by being an information broker on more than one occasion. It has been relatively easy, as she uses her natural good looks, charm and diplomatic skills to great effect.