This sweet and strong woman is Jhiandra, a character from Kristina 'Aryana' Weiss fantasy-stories (just have a look at: http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/k/w/kweiss/). Little Jhiandra was send to the court of the nobleman Vernaro Traverra. He needed a wife, to produce an heir, although his interests did not lay in women. He loved dangerous adventures and his friend Theran. In the beginning she was quiet and shy one like but in the time she showed remarkable personality and discovered the secrets of her husband. The feather in her hand is one of theme, the remains of a curse an enemy lay on him. But maybe Aryana can tell you more about her. Here she stands at the window of their castle.