Character type: Staff
Appearance: Tevva is 5'7" tall, with a matronly figure. Her dark curly hair and brown eyes have been passed on to all 5 of her children. Her face is reddened by exposure to sun and wind, her skin tanned and rather leathery. She lost her husband and several relatives in an epidemic, but if she smiles less than she did in the old days, her expression is gentle and serene --- when she's not worrying about her duties as headwoman.
Personality: Tevva grew up with the notion that a woman's place in life was to serve, and willingly did every chore she was given in her native seahold. She always enjoyed cooking and cleaning, caring for her family, growing a few crops, preparing the fish her husband, eldest son and extended family brought in on a regular basis. When her husband decided to go south to Arolos for a few turns, she never made a murmur, but packed up their babies and other portable possessions and got on board.
History: Tevva grew up at a seahold near Tillek, marrying an older second cousin when she was 16. Vional had his own cothold and a good sized fishing boat, so it was considered an excellent match for Tevva.
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