Why are you in the Border Princes?
Gabriele left Ostland in a hurry after a violent encounter with a group of deserters on the road to Salkalten. The soldiers had intended to rob her and her family but she and her brothers were able to drive them off with their bows. Later she heard that one of the men she had killed was an officer and she was accused of murder. As she drifted south she tried to disappear amongst the northern refugees who sought a safer life in the southern Empire. There were frankly too many soldiers for her to be entirely comfortable and too many people in the cities generally. Places like Altdorf were nice enough to visit but to live there she would need to learn the sort of work that she had no interest in doing. In the countryside she could at least look after herself.
Somewhere around Nuln she heard a discussion in a tavern of the Border Princes and the wealth that was there to be made for anyone willing to cross the mountains. The idea of seeing what was outside the Empire appealed to her, and currently she has no reason to stay. Even if the stories of all the wealth to made in the Border Princes are a lie, she is confident enough to believe that there will be a demand for anyone able to handle themselves as a tracker and scout.
Where are you from?
Gabriele was born in Wolfenburg the capital of Ostland to lower middle class parents but moved to the cheaper village of Grenzburg when she was very young. Having seen the ruins of Wolfenburg after the war, she is very grateful for that now. Grenzburg was a village on the edges of the Forest of Shadows that grew up around a Sigmarite monastery and her parents opened a store there to cater to travelers on the Wolfenburg road.
What is your family like?
Gabriele's immediate family were traders but had a more adventurous youth that she admires. Her Kislevite father was a former soldier in the Tsarina's armies, but her mother and grandma lived a life on the road and in military camps. Grandma Elena, from which Gabriele has inherited a name and her appearance, was a much traveled former mercenary from Estalia. Before her death a few years ago she had taught Gabriele how to use a bow. Her mother was born in a military camp and grew up on the road, but has tried to leave all this behind since she married and became a trader.
During the war Gabriele's father went missing attempting to defend the village from raiders during the evacuation. Gabriele has never seen him since. After their time in the Wurzen refugee camp, her mother and younger brother have headed north to take shelter with a family friend in Salkalten. Gabriele was less than happy with this decision as she viewed it as giving up any chance of seeing her Dad again.
What is your social class?
The Markus family was lower middle class by career but was doing less well financially in the last few years. Gabriele doesn't have much of an education due to her families lack of money.
What did you do before becoming an adventurer?
In Grenzburg she supplemented her families income by hunting and sometimes selling the meat and pelts. During and after the war she's been struggling to get by.
Why did you become an adventurer?
Gabriele was going to go with her family to look after them on the road north, but due to an encounter with soldiers she ended up killing an officer. Her mother advised her to flee Ostland before someone came looking.
How religious are you?
Grew up around a Sigmarite monastery where she attended services in the church. Was less interested until the invasion where her family was saved by Sigmarite Templars. Now sees Sigmar as important due to it's opposition to Chaos.
Friends and Enemies
-Her dog Yuri and a handful people her own age from Grenzberg or the Wurzen refugee camp
-Anyone connected to the officer she killed.
What are your prized possessions?
All of her weapons are gained from various relations. Her dog was gained from her father.
Who are you loyal to?
Her family even when they frustrate her. The Church of Sigmar and to a lesser extent anyone who opposes Chaos.
Who do you love / hate?
-Born in Wolfenberg the capital of Ostland but moved to the cheaper countryside when she was younger, something that Gabriele is grateful for now following the war.
-Grandma taught her how to shoot before she died
-Dad helped defend the village when everyone evacuated. No one has seen him since and he is presumed dead
- Mum and little brother have taken shelter with an old friend in Salkalten who has enough money to put them up.
-Gabriele has heard they intend to marry and is unhappy about it
-Was going to go with them because it's at least better then the refugee camps, but the incident involving (Enemy of the State) happened and she was forced to leave Ostland in a hurry.
-Subsequently has drifted far enough south to decide to make the crossing into the border princes. She's at home in the wilderness and can at least get work hunting game.
-Grandma Elena was an Estelian Bounty Hunter (ex Bodyguard, ex Diestro) who settled down with an Engineer (ex Student) in the capital of Ostland