Blonde, Witty, Smiling, and ready for action.
Baretta was born in (__1___), a small territory that was semi-autonomous, but nominally part of the country of (__2___). Her father was was head of the Walther family. They were one of the few seafaring trader families on the coast, and they built a row of castles facing the sea to keep an eye on their territory. As a young girl Baretta wished to go on a trading expedition with her father, and on being told she could not because her long hair would catch in the ship’s ropes, she cut off most of her hair to embarrass her father into taking her.
However, (2) reasserted its power when (3) came to power. (__2___) invaded and her father was killed, being believed to be smuggling weapons and equipment to the resistance (never proven, nor disproven – GM’s call). She learned swordplay and under the pseudonym “Gráinne”, acted as a privateer. When the invasion ended, she hired herself out as a fighting instructor.