Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin
Lanea was born in Ciarraighe in Connacht, the westernmost province of Ireland. Her people gained wealth as gold merchants and jewelers, which brought them to prominence and allowed them to indulge in eccentricities that were otherwise uncommon in remote Eire. Her mother, Máire, is a woman of renowned intelligence and wit who particularly loved listening to stories around the hearth as a child, learning as much as she could from travelers and traders who visited the village her family led. In time, Máire became a midwife, and then a mother herself. Her mate was killed in a trade dispute with a neighboring tribe, and Máire relied on her work as a midwife and her share of the family fortune to support her children. Lanea is the second child of four and the one most interested in travel.
Lanea currently lives on Ynys Mon, a small island off the the Nortwest coast of Wales.