Maelys Mersault was born and raised in the shadow of the Algerian civil war. She lost her family young to the violence. She wasn't sure if they were alive or dead, just that fleeing the violence, they ended up separated. She grew up on the streets with other war orphans in the capital of Algiers, doing what she could to survive. Usually engaging in petty thievery. Stealing small valuables and food to do what they could continue to survive. However, on their 16th birthday, they made the mistake of attempting to pick the pocket of a well-dressed foreigner. This foreigner turned out to be a member of the True Fae. While Maelys doesn’t know for sure, she would be willing to bet anything this was all a trap to capture her. A well-dressed foreigner appears out of the blue in the poor parts of Algiers wearing a lot of jewelry, a lure no street thief could resist.
Maelys was taken by the Gentry into the Hedge and transformed to serve her Keeper's tastes. She was made to be a right-hand attack dog for her Keeper. Transformed into a bestial form, taking elements of a wolf, boar, and horse and made to fit the body of a woman with a coat of dried and matted blood on top. She was used to strike fear in the hearts of any who displeased her Keeper. She was not just for ripping and tearing but to take someone in her jaws and drain life and vitality from a person. A new and unique horror of inflicting upon the people of Fearie, dying by inches in the maw of a terrible beast. But this was to be her escape. Any enemy was just a source of fuel for her fire.
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