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Insaya Bergere

The truth is a matter of circumstances. It's not all things to all people all the time, and neither am I.

Social Rank: 7
Concept: Curious Chameleon
Fealty: Valardin
Family: Bergere
Gender: female
Marital Status: single
Age: 24
Birthday: 11/22
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Inquisitor
Height: average height
Hair Color: auburn
Eye Color: green
Skintone: fair

Description: Insaya does not immediately seize the attention for most people. She is gamine creature, barely rounded, with fair skin and wispy copper-colored hair, but nothing to write home about physically. Her gaze, though, is intense with brilliant, dark-flecked green eyes busy as long as they are open. Her expressive lips are prone to an occasional sideways hook that bespeaks a sly humor.

Personality: Insaya can't be all things to all people, but that doesn't mean she can't make a try of it. She has a real knack for fitting in wherever she goes, melting through different social classes like butter on hot toast. Her senses are keen and honed on picking up those little details that others may miss. A warm flirt, a keen observer, a quick wit, an elusive shade of a woman whose inner core is of sturdy steel but whose outward surface shifts and flows like watered silk. She has a deep-borne tinkerer's fascination with people, with a hobbyist's desire to pick apart their motivations to the roots and find out how they tick. She balances a powerful private interest in abstract justice with a deep wellspring of independent ambition, for which the Inquisition is a fine outlet.

Background: It was Insaya Bergere's lot in life, as a younger daughter of shepherds, to help work the farm. She showed early technical aptitudes and ended up doing a lot of handyman work first around the house and then, later, around 'town', where she apprenticed with an artisan and developed a reputation as a tinker. She was a mousy girl, quiet and inobtrusive, who drifted through the shadows and learned much of the world by observation and listening.

While her elder brother earned acclaim and became a Knight for the Valardins, Insaya worked quietly as a tinker, and eventually joined a traveling caravan and traders and workers who traveled the Oathlands together. Insaya kept up a careful correspondence with her family and with her brother from afar. She also remained indelibly curious. As a teen, she fell in with some other travelers and eventually began gathering information and spying for a man named Elwood who paid her for simple gossip, the kinds of things that neighbors tell each other but not strangers.

Elwood eventually told her that he was a servant of the Inquisition on a long, long case study of a coven of witches, usurers and tax evaders, and that with her help, he'd uncovered their network deep in the roots of the countryside. He took her on as his 'apprentice'. Insaya made herself completely indispensible to his work, becoming exactly the young woman he wanted her to be, but never yielding herself to him despite his repeated blandishments. When he returned to Sanctum, she went with him ... and discarded him immediately to attach herself as a spy in the household of the Seraph of Sanctum.

She worked as a handyman for the better part of the year, sifting through Sanctum society and learning all she could about the inner workings of both her household and the Oathlands nobility and all of the gossip that servants tell each other but not their masters. The end result of this was that at the end of the year, she had a letter of recommendation and a solid pension with which to travel to Arx and join the heart of the Inquisition.

Her cleverness and her powers of observation served her well with the Inquisition. As a social chameleon with a habit of making herself indispensible, she carved out a ready niche for herself among the investigators serving the Inquisition, with an especial focus on busting larcenious disappearances of intermediate to large sums of money among lesser nobles and middle class merchantmen who should really know better.

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