Meet Kaarne Mahariel, a skilled archer yet the unlikeliest of Grey Wardens. Naive and too curious for her own good, she looks a werewolf to the eyes and lowers her bow; and when a stranger looks at her with no ill intent, she smiles and makes a friend. She’s not intimidating in the least and her leading skills stem from surprisingly dry humor and understanding rather than muscle and bossy attitude, which may be a great thing in a friend but less so in a Grey Warden — a fact which Sten keeps bringing up, for her dismay. She’s no warrior, she’s no soldier, but somehow, she has to fill boots of one.
Luckily, she’s not alone.