Hollow's Last Hope
Laurel, Herbalist in Falcon's Hollow
NG female human expert 3
As only the latest in a long line of wise women, Laurel gains much of her herbalist knowledge from an ancient book passed down to her from her grandmother. Her grandmother’s tome contains dozens of recipes, cures, and spells for aid. Although the book contains no actual magic, it holds the rooted wisdom of generations of Laurel’s family. In addition to a family’s long tradition of knowledge, the tome also contains the teachings of the Witch of Darkmoon Vale, Ulizmila. Laurel’s grandmother gained this knowledge when she met Ulizmila, who had gone blind, and restored the witch’s sight. In exchange, Ulizmila scribed two-score pages of her own family’s deepest secrets.
Laurel, whose income stems as much from her sale of snake oils and aphrodisiacs as from ques- tionable cure-alls and bitter teas. As quick to suggest expensive remedies as she is to remind angry buyers that she is not, in fact, a physician, Laurel does her best to help those who come to her in need, but her tight income, need to survive, and pride prevent her from admitting failure.