Severen was born in a tiny village far in the southern parts of the Selkwood. Her father was the town's mayor, her mother its social queen. Both were brutally murdered when she was a child. The grief-stricken little girl ran away from the home that had turned into such a violent memory for her. She wandered through the forest for days until she stumbled into an elderly gypsy woman washing cloths in a stream. The woman felt an instant kinship with the child and brought her back to her campground. The gypsies welcomed the child to their campfire, and as they danced and sang and played their music around her, the lost little girl found a strange comfort. They took her in, made her one of theirs, and became her new family. She learned the beauty of music, and how to sing with them, but most importantly, she learned to weave tales with them. The gypsies were a motley group, made up of different races and ideals, and the little girl grew up retaining little of her elven heritage. The gypsies tought her tolerance and acceptance, their belief that each person had their own way, and that a singular destiny was something each person needed to lead for themselves, and each should accept it as that. As she reached adulthood, Severen thought more on Fate and Chance, and slowly came to realize her own destiny as priestess of Yizashi. When it was time, she bid the gypsies goodbye, and came to Exile to start a new life. The civilized ways of the city were strange and unyielding at first to her, but she adapted quickly enough to them. She devoted herself to Yizashi, and preached His word throughout the Realms. She met a young human named PeQulYar, and to this day he remains her closest friend and protector. To keep in touch with the Selkwood, she joined the Druids of the Wild Reaches, though she was forced to part from them years later. Her affiliation with the elusive Harlequins is rumored, but never confirmed by her. She is generally friendly, helps those that never ask for it, and is always willing to tell a story, or play her favored silver flute. Her quirky sense of humor is well known for being unpredictable, and while she is generally a gentle presense, when angered she makes a harsh enemy.