The characters may have met Ayre before (especially if they helped save her during the events of DDEX2-6 Breath of the Yellow Rose), but Mulmaster’s fall and the trials that followed have sobered this proud aristocrat. Once a brazen and headstrong youth, the Affapanov heiress has become a frugal, pinch-faced business woman, with her wild black hair pinned tightly in a bun. Clipped and curt, with no compunctions about asking painful questions, Ayre is only gracious and polite to those she does not see as beneath her (such as members of the Lords Alliance). She has her father’s sense of self-importance— when deep in her cups, she’s just as loud and blustering—but at times, she believes the old man a fool, and that the burden of keeping the family in power falls to her.
Quote: “Freedom and self-expression are all well and good, but they won’t fill a belly or a coin-purse.”