The Matter of the North
Crown Princess of Talbasar
Maryam is a 26-year-old Human woman from the South.
Crown Princess Maryam is the second child and eldest daughter of the reigning Sultan of Talbasar. Born into a society which prizes cultural accomplishments, Maryam became well-versed in the classic poetry of her people. So skilled a composer did she become that her own verses, while wholly original, are indistinguishable from and rival the best of their antique models. Maryam also became an accomplished archer. Known also for her beauty, the topic of Maryam’s future marriage was frequently brought up in noble and court circles; however, Maryam deceived all and entered into a secret engagement with Bakram, a minor noble, to whom she was married in late 47.