Mrsha du Marquin

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Mrsha
Mrsha by ccyan.jpg
Aliases
Species

Gnoll

Age
  • 6 (At the start)
  • 7[1] (Winter of the first year of Erin Solstice being in the world.)
  • 8 (Winter of the second year of Erin Solstice being in the world.)
Gender

Female

Status
Alive
Affiliation
Family
Occupation

[Druid] and other noble interests

Residence

The Wandering Inn

First Appearance

Chapter 2.28

Mrsha is a young mute Gnoll [Druid]. One of the few survivors of the Stone Spears Tribe after they were massacred by the Goblin Lord's army, she currently resides in the The Wandering Inn, with Erin and Lyonette as her primary caretakers.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Mrsha has big, round eyes that were brown with gold strata mixed among the depth.[2] Her fur was initially a 'colorful forest brown', before becoming white as snow after most of her tribe was killed by Goblins.[3] This fur color has significance among Gnolls, who call white Gnolls "Doombringers."

Personality[edit | edit source]

I am Mrsha the Great and Terrible, Bane of All Things. I hereby request a ransom of cookies, or I will forthwith deliver unto you great vengeance.
Mrsha's behest for cookies.[4]

Mrsha is kind, but insatiably curious. Due to her experiences, Mrsha is mature for her age; however, she still retains a fun-loving attitude and childlike innocence. She enjoys pranks and stealing the guests' food; however, her mischievous nature often gets her in trouble, such as when she became stuck in a cupboard with a [Holding] effect or when she wandered off and ran into a nest of Crelers. Mrsha has an active imagination, often acting out fantasies where she is a great [Mage] or [Warrior].[5] She is quite precocious for her young age, reflected in her writing style being sophisticated and posh, almost disturbingly so. Thanks to Erin's lessons, she is knowledgable in an eclectic number of subjects, such as mathematics and history.[6]

After becoming the last survivor of her tribe, Mrsha was emotionally traumatized, especially when other Gnolls rejected her on account of being a Doombringer. She also had fears of abandonment and being left alone. However, she gradually healed from her trauma with the help of Ryoka, Erin and Lyonette, the latter whom became her adoptive mother. While initially hostile towards Goblins, like the Redfang Warriors, she gradually warmed up to them, especially after they helped rescue her from the Raskghar. Currently, she views Numbtongue as a big brother, as well as Bird. Additionally, she treats Krshia and Erill to be her adoptive aunt and uncle respectively.

Displays of romance annoys and disgusts Mrsha in equal measures, particularly if they involve the people that she loves, such as Ryoka and Lyonette. She also hates studying.

Background[edit | edit source]

Mrsha is a young Gnoll from the Stone Spears Tribe.[7] Her parents abandoned her for being mute, which was in turn reason for Urksh to exile them both from the tribe.[8] Mrsha was raised in the belief that her parents were two warriors, protecting far away miners of the tribe. After she rescued Ryoka when the Runner girl passed through her tribe's territory for Teriarch's delivery, Mrsha was the child who was most curious about the Human runner. When Ryoka returned from her delivery and came by the tribe again, Mrsha was now missing.[9] After Ryoka learned that the Frost Faeries knew where Mrsha was, Urksh, leader of the Stone Spears, pledged "any price" to gain the knowledge of where Mrsha is, and the Frost Faeries lead Ryoka to discover Mrsha.

Mrsha had fallen into a crevasse higher up in the mountains, having been chased there by a Goblin. She was found and rescued by Ryoka, but they encountered the Goblin army on their return to the tribe. Once again, Urksh made a bargain with the Frost Faeries, to "offer everything" for the protection of Mrsha. It turned out that the price Urksh paid for his charge was the destruction of his tribe, while the Goblin Lord survived his direct confrontation with Zel Shivertail in that night.[3]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

Volume 2 and 3[edit | edit source]

After Mrsha and Ryoka escaped from the Goblin Lord's army, they made their way to Liscor, where Mrsha was introduced to Erin and her Wandering Inn. Ryoka and Mrsha stayed in the Inn for two nights together. Mrsha's recent experience with Goblins were the reason that Erin didn't allow Rags in, which was thus the last occasion of Rags visiting the Wandering Inn. Erin mixed Mrsha some Faerie Flowers drink, and took her to Liscor's Playground together with Selys.[10]

On the third morning of Mrsha's stay in the Inn, Erin had gone missing, having been abducted by Toren, Erin's skeleton servant of whom Mrsha had also been much afraid. Ryoka left Liscor right the next morning as well, entrasting Mrsha to the care of Selys and Krshia Silverfang,[11] who was not prejudiced against Mrsha unlike most other Gnolls of Liscor.[10]

Mrsha stayed with Selys for about a week, but constantly ran away and didn't want to eat anything Selys offered her, not even Gnoll delicacies. She eventually escaped the city altogether and made her way into the Wandering Inn, where Lyonette as the lonely caretaker offered her a breakfast with honey. Selys was exasperated that Mrsha preferred to stay with the friendly Lyonette over her, knowing of the criminal past of the irresponsible [Barmaid].[12]

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Volume 4[edit | edit source]

Volume 5[edit | edit source]

Mrsha is later kidnapped by the Raskghar during a daytime raid. Captured for days and forced to live in a dank and filthy cage.

She would witness the Raskghar ritually killing the Gnolls they had imprisoned. Growing smarter and stronger.

Many of the Raskghar who undertake these rituals perish during the subsequent raid on their camps. Killed by either the Redfang Goblins, Goldrank Adventurers, Liscor’s Army, or the plague unleashed by Typhenous.

During the raid Mrsha is rescued by Lyonette, however it takes several weeks for her to truly recover from her ordeal.

Due to Mrsha helping them escape, and later attempting to sacrifice herself for them. The other Gnolls treat her far more respectfully. Putting her in the good graces of most of them.

It is during this arc that we learn that Mrsha’s fur may not just be culturally significant. As the Raskghar imply that sacrificing her to one of them would give them magical abilities.

Also implying that it is Mrsha’s white fur that allowed her to gain the [Mage] class and subsequent consolidation to [Druid].

Volume 6[edit | edit source]

Mrsha is left reeling from the shock of the Siege of Liscor. Upset at the deaths of so many Goblins. Mrsha appears to have, by and large, recovered from her wariness and hatred of Goblins.

She grows closer to Numbtongue.

Volume 7[edit | edit source]

Mrsha levels up in [Druid] after rescuing a pack of Fortress Beavers from a nest of Shield Spiders. Gaining [Fur of the Fortress] as a skill.

She also learns more about her class then ever before from more experienced [Druids].

Inadvertently exposing the changing nature of the Antinium to Nalthaliarstrelous. Who believe a meeting and deliberation must be held.

Mrsha appears to grow closer to Numbtongue and Bird. Taking lessons from both, like how to use reeds to make improvised weapons, or how to aim a loaded crossbow.

Though that doesn’t stop her from getting into fights with them.

Mrsha is also reunited with Ryoka, leading to a troubled but heartwarming reunion. Though her affection to her causes Lyonette to be filled with intense jealousy.

Volume 8[edit | edit source]

Depressed at the loss of Erin. And the subsequent departure of Lyonette on a search for a cure. Mrsha enters a vegetable like state. Only coming out of this state when the Goblin [Shaman] Ulvama feeds and disciplines her. Ulvama later resurrects and restores some of Erin’s fire and flowers respectfully.

She also befriends the [Grand Strategist] Niers. Who helps her prank several Thronebearers.

Ulvama becomes something like an adoptive aunt or babysitter to the young Gnoll. Mrsha is later caught between the battle between Belavierr and Xrn. Leading to the [Witch] declaring her her personal enemy and swearing vengeance.

Taken by Wanderer during the battle and subsequent chaos. Mrsha is convinced to stay with him due to the lingering guilt of Erin’s death. And the knowledge that the Gnollish death squads after her could kill her friends and family.

During her travels, Mrsha is nearly killed by Plain's Eye Doomslayers but is saved by Sellme a rebellious magical painter who’s known for starting mass armed conflicts with his work, and the Thief of Clouds, a infamous Gnollish thief. Together with the help of Qwera, a Gnoll [Merchant] and Ysara Byres, they head to the Meeting of the Tribes. She is unexpectedly encounters her birth parents, while also befriending several important Gnolls like Gireulashia Ekhtouch and Lehra Ruinstrider. Her identity is later outed amongst all the Gnoll tribes, leading to an all out civil war between them while the attack of the Walled Cities.

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Classes/Levels:[edit | edit source]

  • [Last Survivor] Lv. 13
    • (Alternately called [Lone Survivor][13] and [Sole Survivor][14])
    • Formerly [Young Hunter], before turning.[15]
  • [Druid] Lv. 11
    • Derived from [Mage] Lv. 2[5]
    • Classes Consolidated to [Druid]:
      • [Gardener] Lv. 3
      • [Beast Tamer] Lv. 6
  • [Emberbearer] Lv. 5
  • [Scribbler] Lv. 6

Titles:[edit | edit source]

  • [Conqueror of a Hundred Quests (Basic)]

Skills:[edit | edit source]

  • [Ambient Mana Gatherer]
  • [Capture Flame]
  • [Fast Scrawl]
  • [Fire’s Fuel (Mundane)]
  • [Hold Ember]
  • [Increased Warmth: Ember]
  • [Lantern: Bright Illumination]
  • [Lasting Ember]
  • [Lesser Toughness]
  • [Momentary Eloquence]
  • [Natural Allies: Fortress Beavers]
  • [Natural Concealment]
  • [Natural Gift: Fur of the Fortress]
  • [Peace of the Wild] (derived from [Wild Affinity])
  • [Rekindle Flame]

Temporary Skills:[edit | edit source]

Obtained through [Boon of the Princess].

  • [Barkfur]
  • [Lesser Strength]

Spells:[edit | edit source]

  • Tier 0:
    • [Grow Grass]
    • [Light]
    • [Thorn Hand] (or [Thorn Paw] for her)
  • Tier 1:
    • [Arrow of Light]
  • Tier 2:
    • [Stone Dart]
  • Unknown Tier:
    • [Dirt Spray]
    • [Mudball]
    • [Thorn Arrow]
    • [Wild Growth]
    • Three other unknown Spells related to Plants or Earth.[15]

(For Leveling History see Here)

Possessions[edit | edit source]

  • Waisrabbit Bone Wand
  • Hunting Horn
  • Bag of Holding[16]
  • Pre-Written Notes[16]
  • Anti-Appraisal Ring[17]
  • Speaking Rune[18]
  • Expensive re-usable [Message] Scroll[19]
  • Wand of the Mrsha
  • Cape of Heroes[20]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mrsha hates clothes, preferring to go naked. When Erin bought her two cute hats, she hid both of them in the stove.[21] However, she later becomes more interested in clothing, having admiring Drassi's new dress.[22]
  • She once stood on Visma's shoulders wearing a big coat and tried to buy a hundred cookies with five gold coins.[23]
  • Mrsha is Erin’s worst chess student, with even Apista being able to beat Mrsha.[24] However, she is later able to beat Relc, Menolit, and Visma, which either attests to her improvement or those three's ineptitude in the game.[25]
  • According to Ishkr's secret files on The Wandering Inn's guests, Mrsha is rated as a 6-star difficulty guest. While the rating system technically only goes up to five stars, she had demanded one more.[26]
  • Mrsha has tried to scam Ilvriss by impersonating a Balerosian Prince asking for money.[27]
  • The Grand Design has calculated that if it wasn't for Mrsha's laziness, she could have obtained class consolidations such as [Bearer of Luck and Calamity], [Druid of the Old Ways], or [Page of Memory’s Flame].[28]

References[edit | edit source]