The Lady of Thistle
Lady Miriam Thornpestle is the Lady of Thistle, a small agricultural hamlet near Ryvan’s Port. She is approaching sixty years old and has a stout frame. She is five and a half feet tall and has ashen hair streaked with silver. Beloved by her villagers, Miriam is not above tying up her skirts and assisting with the crops, harvests and orchards. She is a pacifist at heart and never seen without Fleck, her trained hawk.