The woman from Eastgate
Weylan is a woman whose hard life makes her appear older than she is. She and her family joined others in an effort to resettle the city of Eastgate, but after a year their settlement was plagued by mysterious massacres of their herds. Turning to mercenaries to help drive off the predators turned out to be a big mistake.
After several months, the Howling Griffin’s contract to defend Eastgate had expired. Instead of leaving, however, they stayed and declared themselves overlords of the settlement. Weylan escaped from her oppressors and fled to Kelston in search of aid for her people. Without anything of value to trade, she found only the compassion of The Bastion was willing to aid her when nobody else would.