Woot. I'm done. Now I can get to my homework this weekend... heh ^^;;;
Name: Lady Claria McInnes of the clan McInnes (14th century)
Personality: Firey. Strong leadership ability, shrewd calculator, but full of emotion.
One evening, while riding patrol along the borders of his land, Lord Ian McInnes and his men came upon a woman who had been washed up on the shore of a nearby river. She was battered beyond recognition from her violent ride down the river. Lord McInnes brought her back to his castle to nurse her wounds, where it was then discovered that she was with child. The clan cared for her through her remaining months, but her health was so frail that she died giving birth to a red-haired girl. Having no children of his own, Lord McInnes adopted the girl as his heir, naming her Claria.
Claria was raised amidst the love of her clan, and trained in the art of battle by her father. Relations with England were troubled, and Scotland needed strong leaders. At 13, Claria was sent off to live with friends in France to be instructed in manners of the court, as well as to learn classical education. Years later, upon returning to Scotland, Claria began leading the clan with her father. Lord Ian, during a trip to better relations with England, was falsely accused of crimes, and executed. Now sole leader of the clan, Claria vowed revenge for her father's death.
Utilizing connections made while in France, Claria was introduced to the English court as Clara Happer, having dyed her hair black as a disguise. There she spied upon the English government and sought out her father's accusers. Her beauty attracted the attention of many young nobles, but Claria scorned them all. One spoiled young lord, deeply insulted by Claria's rejection, sought to embarrass her before the court by uncovering her secrets. When it was discovered that she was a spy, Claria fled the court, the army on her heels.
She arrived home barely in time to rally the clan in defense. The contents of the castle were emptied and fuel was set inside. Claria and the clan hid in the gorge surrounding the castle, in wait for the English. As the English army readied their attack against the castle during the night, it suddenly exploded in flames. The clan leapt from their hiding spot in the ensuing chaos, Claria in the lead.
Excuse historical inaccuracies in the biography. It's for fun. ^^ And I apologize for the length, I was having a little too much fun writing it. And now I really want to draw more of her, especially in disguise... *sigh* If I only had the time, my poor manga is not getting worked on as it should.