Poppy grew up in a rather hard life. Her family is part of a larger clan of nomadic hunters in the mountains and forests of Northwind. They rarely set foot in any towns, preferring to keep themselves secluded from the troubles that such places and people bring. Her father is the clan chief's right hand man, leading hunts and organizing warriors and civil meetings when needed. Pirinoma was on the younger end of her siblings, now being the youngest as her sister has not been seen in three years. A harsh winter storm separated the young girl from her family, and she was never seen again. Poppy’s mother died in a skirmish with a group of bandits in the mountains, a rather emotional event that Poppy doesn’t talk about much. She has been taught to gather and hunt since she was old enough to hold a bow, and it was always her special gift. The girl has an excellent shot. When she was 15, she fell in love with another boy in the clan. They were inseparable, and often snuck off to be alone. He was five years her senior. They were caught together one night by her father. Poppy’s father was furious and invoked the right to a duel to gain back her honor. Since he was getting a bit old, he had his eldest son fight in his stead. It was a battle to the death, and Poppy was left alone once more.
Poppy gained her unusual nickname due to the color of her hair. When she was a baby, her mother used to always pick the poppy flowers that grew in the hills at springtime. She would sit with her daughter and braid them into her hair, singing little songs to her. Pirinoma’s mother used to always tease her about how her hair was the very same color as the flowers she had picked. The name stuck as an endearment for a few years, used off and on as a form of teasing. However, when Pirinoma’s mother died, she took the name Poppy permanently.
- Excellence at long range combat with a bow
- Speed in hand to hand combat
- A tough emotional shell
- Bravery in a crisis
Poppy tends to hide her pain by cracking dark, sometimes bitter, jokes. She doesn’t like it when others see her in an emotional state because she feels it is seen as a weakness, therefore, she can come off as cold and rude. Though she tries not to think about the past, it haunts her every night. She often has nightmares and insomnia, sometimes sneaking off at night to take a walk. She can be weary of people at first and keep them at a distance, but once you have gained her trust, you will have it and her loyalty till she dies.