9th generation of House Arcturus, Miriam's young life began with strife and division. Born epicene, her mother, Cachusa was the only one to accept her without exception. Talented like the rest of her family in the arte of magic artes, she carried her own gift for music and singing early on. Much too early yet attributed to her body, Miriam entered male adolescence and after her first night visiting the opera house, flowered into womanhood as well, followed by surreal, vivid nightmares.
With these events occurring abruptly, forces within Kolonia saw the ripe opportunity to seize the girl's mind for a dark ritual of possession. Sheltered from the reality of the gravuzie, she and her mother experienced their brutality at the hands of none of than her infected father and grandfather. For nearly a week they endured various abuses to break their mind, to which Miriam succumbed. Cachusa regained her Penumbran form and freed them, fleeing into the wilderness before returning to her estranged family.
For a short time they were under the protection of Adriana Arcturus before the Red Council, the one's behind the ritual discovered them. This led them into the world beyond Wes Mountains and learning how to live in hiding from both their enemies and Penumbra hunters employed throughout the land by the Huema kingdoms. Off and on through this time Miriam switched between her own persona and the one created due to trauma, Viktoria.
Within the desolate haunt of Norse Abbey, two sleeping souls escaped from the world become host to a series of visitors. Dredges of society, bandits
fleeing from the pursuing sword of the Duke, none of which are welcome.