Grew to be six feet tall. Broad shouldered and strong. Smooth and dusky sun-browned skin. Short cropped and uncombed wind-blown blonde hair. Blue eyes.
At fifteen she began hanging around the Federation barracks doing odd jobs for the soldiers. The soldiers soon found out her size and strength made her a strong fighter. Some of them taught her how to use weapons. She was a quick study and naturally gifted. She had fought in the front lines on the Prekkendorran for two years by the age of 24.
The following year she met the cripple. He was so gnarled and deformed it was impossible to determine his race or origins. He was a practitioner of magic, and his infatuation with Shadea meant he was willing to trade what he knew to be able to spend time with her. His health was failing so they only had a year together before he died, but that was enough time to teach her his considerable knowledge of magic.
Shadea was so hostile towards Grianne that there was no longer any communication between them.
Obtained the magic Liquid Night and used it to banish Grianne from Paranor.
Self proclaimed Ard Rhys whilst Grianne was trapped in Jarka Ruus.