"No need to overthink things!"
Born in Ala Mhigo, Yda is a Highlander woman about whom much remains a mystery, despite her high profile. What little is known, however, paints a colorful picture of an equally colorful individual.
Yda fled her homeland following the invasion of Garlemald in the year 1557 of the Sixth Astral Era. She and her sister first came to the Twelveswood seeking succor, but were forced to leave after being rejected by the elementals. After moons of wandering and foraging off the land, they found their way to the Dravanian hinterlands. With the aid of her future bosom companion, Papalymo, Yda was given a chance to begin her formal education in Sharlayan proper.
At first, this did not proceed smoothly, given her aversion to the study of letters. All too often, she could be found sating her hunger for lemoncakes rather than books. What Yda lacked in wit, however, she made up with her amazing physical prowess, and in time would channel this talent into becoming an expert pugilist.
Though a long-time member of the Circle of Knowing and the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, Yda has never forsaken her one true wish: wresting her homeland from the iron clutches of Garlemald.
Gut Wrenchers: Forged from a hardened darksteel alloy, these cesti-like knuckles are sturdy enough to withstand the incredible force with which Yda wields them. She is also believed to have christened them herself, explaining their nonsensical name.