She was born late in the year on a night where the moon and stars could not be seen. No one was sure how she came to be at all, as her mother was shunned from the town as a witch. She practiced ancient ways that scared the townspeople, and refused to accept any of the modern rites, as her mother had done before, and her mother before. When her mother was found to be pregnant, the townspeople dreaded what she held inside her. They thought that it would have to be pure evil, and couldnt possibly be human. They would jeer at the woman, and throw rotten fruit at her when she went to market, but she would just turn to the person and smile slyly, winking sometimes and holding her belly. This frightened the people even more, so they eventually just left her alone.
On the night of her birth, a strange woman came to town. No one knew who she was or where she came from. She was neither young nor old. It was impossible to tell how old she was, as her hair still matched the night and her eye