Strange Aeons, ConStrat
One of the survivors of the Briarstone Aslyum earthquake, Winter leads the refugees against the ever-looming threat of Zandalaus's cult.
Winter is a 3rd-level cleric of Pharasma. She has the Healing and Repose domains.
In Search of Sanity
When the Royal Accusers, secretive agents sworn to Ustalav’s crown, approached the Maiden’s Choir Cathedral in Caliphas, Winter knew her life was going to change. The accuser, known only as Omari, requested the services of one of the cathedral’s sisters in arms in an undertaking to Thrushmoor. Although Winter was told little, she was asked to serve the Royal Accusers to the best of her ability and Winter obliged.
When she arrived, Accuser Omari left to keep some private appointment, from which she returned with errands for each of her aids. Omari handed Winter a badge deputizing her with the authority of the Royal Accusers and sent her along with a small contingent to nearby Briarstone Aslyum to inquire after a handful of recently committed patients previously in the service of Haserton Lowels IV, count of Thrushmoor.
Following the insanity that gripped Briarstone, Winter became a prisoner within. She had met only briefly with Administrator Losandro and had learned little of the asylum’s workings or those she’d been sent to inquire after, though she was promised a chance to interview the patients. Even during her brief visit, she inferred something of the strangeness nraveling at the sanitarium and had been granted leave to explore the grounds. It was during this investigation that the first of the quakes struck and the patient uprising began. In the chaos that followed, Winter and her compatriots found themselves attacked by ghouls, which overwhelmed those who had traveled with her. Desperate to escape, Winter made her way to the asylum’s entry, but found that she wasn’t the first to be trapped by the unnatural mist
surrounding the grounds. At her suggestion, a handful of survivors made for the nearby chapel to hide—and pray. Winter’s desperate plan saved the lives of several of the asylum’s patients and staff, who still linger in the chapel. The priestess never expected the asylum’s
chapel to become her new home, but with no options for escape and terrors crawling through the halls beyond, fortifying the holy place and holding out for as long as possible seemed the only choice she and the others had for survival.
Winter has become the survivors’ de facto leader. Her common sense, calm demeanor,
and honest desire to see everyone make it out of the asylum alive make her well
suited to this role, even if she lacks any tested survival skills. She’s come to trust all of the survivors currently struggling along with her, Vaustin York foremost among them.
The Thrushmoor Terror
Once in Thrushmoor, Winter ensured that the survivors are safe, and seeks to have them looked after or returned to their homes. She offered healing services to the survivors and remains at the New Chapel in Thrushmoor, offering healing to locals in exchange for donations to help fund her efforts to get the survivors to safe and comfortable places.