The Ashen Kingdom
A quiet woman with few opinions of her own
The countess is not a ravishing beauty, but she has a quiet grace. While she holds herself with all the composure of a proud noble, a careful eye will notice she wears very practical clothing for the journey and carries several small blades hidden amongst her skirts.
Countess Bethel Petras was born to Baron Harrow, an important man who was instrumental in the 42nd war. He was also an excellent forester and trained all eight of his children in the basics of surviving in the Forest.
The countess was betrothed to Count Petras at fourteen and has been the model of proper nobility and womanhood. Her only failing is her seeming sterility. She has produced no children in twenty years of marriage to the count.