Renate lives on the Dakota River Bend RP server
- Skilled Bowhunter (typically seen covered in blood)
- Disgusted by Greed
- Overly Fond of Fire
Renate was born April 23, 1867 to a set of impoverished Jewish parents in Vienna. They lived in an overcrowded shared home, so she spent most of her time in the streets. As anti-Semitic attacks became frequent, her parents decided they had to leave. With no other means, they gathered what they could and simply started walking away from populated areas. Eventually, they reached a quiet spot at the edge of the Black Forest and decided to settle there. They managed to assemble a shoddy log cabin and learned how to live further away from society.
A group of men found their home anyway when she was 18. Her parents hid her successfully, but she heard everything as they were tortured and killed, leaving her with a strong aversion to guns and a shattered faith in any god. At that point, she decided to leave Europe entirely. She’d heard about the wide open spaces of the Americas, and so did whatever it took to procure the money to get there. It took under a year.
Once in the US, she was displeased to find that the new world still had plenty of people in a lot of parts, but decided to give the place a chance anyway when she ran into Sanderson Fox, whom she’d known back in Vienna as a child, and had even had a crush on. Their friendship resulted in an engagement, which eventually ended for reasons she didn’t understand at the time. Feeling betrayed when he left the area without giving her any explanation, she swore she’d never trust a person ever again. She had nowhere else to go, and would not put herself through her prior “fundraising efforts” again, so she retreated to the land as best she could, interacting only when necessary.