A long, long damn time ago I started designing a whole medieval fantasy “thing”. With that, came some characters redesigned and others newly created. These two were “AU” versions of Ash and her older brother Dorian- both of which appear later in FABLE.
The concept for them was that their noble house and been disbanded after a lost war, and in the wake of it Ash sought adventure without any real idea of how the world worked for non-nobles. The two became highwaymen, and Ash bit off more than she could chew in one such attempted robbery. Dorian saved her life, but she lost her arm. Moving forward the two were still thieves, with Ash more cold and calculating for her loss. Dorian remained a nervous wreck, always scared she’d lose more than her arm in every event thereafter.