Born in the Moot, Anya and her family moved to Altdorf when her father decided to seek his fortune as, he used to describe, ‘The Greatest Cook in Reikland’. The fortune never came in and for Anya and the other Cherryblossoms (two younger brothers, her mother and father) a life of destitution was all they would know. To make life worse, the girl’s mother died from disease when her two younger brothers were still young, leaving her needing to look after them whilst her father worked long hours for a pittance. When her younger brothers grew up enough to fend for themselves, they fell in with poor crowds and took to the lives of crime that the self-fulfilling prophecy of prejudice and poverty forced on them.
Such a fate left the young Anya bitter with life in Altdorf, but rather than sit on her laurels she struck back at the world. With little to lose in her mind, she’d often pick trivial injustices to champion and fight against. She wasn’t strong, but she could flee and hide, and had the spirit, energy and smarts to reach the minds of the townspeople. Her targets grew from the trivial to the sometimes unwieldy, as her role as an activist and agitator grew. Quick wits and quick feet kept her alive when she openly opposed the authorities, the gangs, or whatever bully was coming down on the people, as she rallied the people against a common foe. Gaining the support and companionship of her neighbours meant she was rarely starving even if she was permanently poor. Even her opponents gave her begrudging respect for rallying the people against often common adversaries.
Still, there is only so much one can do in such a situation, and fearing the inevitable repraisal from her numerous enemies over the years, Anya has chosen to flee Altdorf for just a little while. In the meantime, the young activist seeks a life of adventure outside of town, where she can continue to do good.
Short (naturally), but with an elegant face and a charming smile. Long and sometimes messy bright red hair that flows down her leather jerkin. Her clothing is very practical, a little torn in places. She carries a small dagger and a rather large crossbow for safety.
Anya is retired as a PC due to the character now being in the Black Monolith campaign (arguably a different continuity). The OWL version of the character can be considered as not joining the League after all, but staying in Nuln and simply behaving as a general activist and trouble-maker.