Flowers grow out of dark moments.
Social Rank: 8
Concept: Ingenue Horticulturist
Marital Status: single
Height: average height
Hair Color: mahogany brown
Eye Color: olive green
Description: This woman is a willowy product of the forest she grew up in. She has high cheekbones and button nose, both dusted by faint freckles that belie an out-of-doors lifestyle. Her dark mahogany hair is a mane of wiry curls, usually clasped back with a band or hairpin, and its dark luster brings out her lovely gold-green eyes. Her timid smile and shy nature make her look angelic, but there is sometimes a mischievous glint in her bright eyes.
Personality: Rhue strives to be a model of positive thinking and good health habits. She understands the importance of keeping active, involved, and motivated. A student of shamanism since she was a teenager, she enjoys sharing her philosophical views with others, even if they may not ultimately agree with her.
Rhue has inherited her mother's green thumb and consequently has a talent for things related to earth: land, farming and gardening. She has branched out into medicine as a result, though the sight of blood tends to make her a little squeamish. She is fond of crafting her own home remedies and experimenting on herself to test whether or not they're effective, though this sometimes has a negative impact on her health when things go unexpectedly awry.
Background: Rhue was born the eldest child of a shipbuilder and his prodigal wife, and lived within the Whitewood before it officially became the Barony of Hawkhold. In spite of being an outsider, her mother revelled in family life and often imbued it with her own spiritual qualities. They might not have had much, but her childhood was a happy one and she was well cared for.
When Rhue was twelve, her mother all but disappeared, leaving no note or indication as to why she left -- if she left at all. A months-long search for her turned up nothing and her father became increasingly morose. It was left up to Rhue to tend to her younger siblings while her father did most of the work on their farm, and began to drink heavily. She began to gravitate towards shamanism practices much like her mother once did, which evoked an intense rebuke from her father once he discovered it. She persisted in spite of the increasing trouble at home, for the sake of her family.
In 1006 AR the barony was established, and with her siblings now old enough to mostly take care of themselves she took the opportunity to work with the Baron as Hawkhold's Minister of Agriculture and resident healer. She arrived at the city a wide-eyed stranger, full of curiosity and wonder, and eager to forward House Whitehawk's interests.