The young girl spent her entire pre-adult life working with her father in the forge producing fighting weapons for both the enforcers and secretly for the resistance. When her father was killed, Rowena hid in a cave making weapons for the resistance until it became too dangerous for the girl, now posing as a boy.
Her real life began when she was carried away on a ship to the Americas. At barely twenty, she was put in charge of a spoiled debutante that narrowly escaped the attentions of the enforcers. The trials of hiding in a cave for over a year were replaced by sharing space with a seventeen-year-old selfish spoiled girl.
Getting Leena safely to Boston would free Rowena to pursue her own life in the new country and hopefully support herself by making kitchen knives.
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