Analiese grew up in the Country and was born a mutant. Unlike most mutants, whose mutations are often repulsive or dramitic, her genetic structure is only slightly altered resulting in an apelike apearance. Her body is covered in hair except for her face, palms, and the bottom of her feet. She has a prehensile tail and feet shaped like hands. As a child she was widely accepted by non-mutants. She used her natural agility and dexterity to become an excellent dancer and gymast. Though she was never allowed to compete, due to the unfair advantages her mutations provided, she understood and continued training simly for the joy of it. She lived a reletively peacefull and happy life until her 18th birthday when a traveling storyteller wandered into town with a price on his head.