Octavia Malloy was born in Athenry, Ireland to a close-knit family ruled by her greatgrandmother in love and firm discipline. She grew up close to her first and third cousins, Neamh and Catriona, all born with weeks of each other. At 14, Octavia met and fell in love with an elven prince, Orinas. Against both family's wishes, she pressured him to marry her; neither family approved of the crossing of the races. Octavia was born a human. Despite all efforts, they were wed, and she bore him a son before she was 16. However, during a trip to Rivendell Orinas' family had the marriage broken and took the boy from his mother whom they cast out of their wood. Octavia returned to her own family, heartbroken and bitter with an insatiable hatred for elves and life on the whole. She helped Catriona and Neamh when they opened the Four Dragons Inn near the village of Uisce Milis, working there for only a few months before Catriona fired her and threw her out of the inn. Drowning her misery in another tavern, she got into an altercation with a pair of elves who turned her into one as well. She could regain her humanity when she learned to accept and respect elves again. Prang pencils on heavyweight paper.