An Echo Resounding
Sarah Hallwinter, born Samuel Hallwinter, struggled with learning disabilities as a child (she's dyslexic). Her parents enrolled her in the Rolling Thunder Monastery to teach her discipline at the age of 12, and she has refused to speak to them ever since. By the age of 20 she was kicked out of the monastery for insubordination and violence. She continuing training on her own terms after that. Ultimately she realized the problems she had been having stemmed from an identity crisis. Samuel Hallwinter paid a wizard a lot of money to transmute him into Sarah Hallwinter and she left her old world behind as she traveled to the new one in search of a new life. She caught the attention of Commander Sawyer Silver in a tavern brawl in the frontier town of Ingress and he recruited her to his garrison. Today, she is Lieutenant Commander.