Ranissa Shyburn, a 21 year old Half Elf female, was raised by her human father. She didn’t know her mother well. The elven woman was kind enough to stay with the family for a few years after Ranissa was born, but she was not meant for Civil. Ranissa never had any illusions of her mother returning, her father made sure of that, and she told herself she didn’t want her to come back. Her father, a tanner, didn’t have too much time for Ranissa during the day, usually leaving her to school or her own devices. He rarely noticed when she would go missing, usually because of Rhethorm. Together they played pranks and little jokes on people new to Civil. Their pranks only grew in size as they met Git and Skeller.
Over the years Ranissa came to see Rhethorm as more than just a friend. She viewed Rhethorm like the little brother she never had just as he viewed her as the older sibling he always wanted. She watched over him, making sure their games didn’t get him into too much trouble. As time went on he became less of a little brother and more of a romantic interest. Sadly her realization came too late. Rhethorm, ignorant of her feelings, had packed up his bags and left for the Guild before she could muster up the courage to tell him of her feelings. Now she tells herself that she’s happy that he’s finally living his dream, that he’s finally known as Rhethorm Sootler, but she really just wants him to come back safe.