Veronica Korsch is a female half-elf noble paladin from the kingdom of Arden. She was born a bastard to a human noble Timo Kosch and a half-elven mother. Her father Timo legitimised her in his death will, giving her legal access to the noble name. She was always an issue for Timo's family (all humans), and she has no contact with them since her father's passing.
She and other adventurers dealt with some hags a few years ago and learnt of a hag conspiracy. She tracked down some of the hags and her friends were killed, forcing her to continue on her own.
Veronica has been able to defeat one of the three hag sisters called Trübe (murky) Matthilde and extract names of children from her. She is now busy in Bad Axweiler known as "The Gentleman" or "Der Kinder Schlucker" and dealing with exterminating the hag children of the Kingdom. Her motivations are pure: destroy this problem before it becomes a bigger problem. If the public knows about this, no one will trust anyone anymore. She tried contacting the King two years ago but with the war from Othiria there weren't any resources, so she started working on her own.
Over the last year or so, Veronica has killed just under 50 hag children, and still has about thirty left on her list. She started with those closest to awakening, and for some she was too late and just found dead families. She has people in various towns working for her and some have gone silent for a while, which she suspects were defeated by the awakened children or hags catching up to her actions.
She suspects there to be more, but she doesn't have all the names