Xia possessed a quick mind and a ready wit and did well enough in the markets of village so she was able to provide her children with warm furs to sleep in, and cloth to make them new clothing each season Xia dreamed of seeing each child married to good mates, of the grandchildren to come she was content in her world it was a good life. Her neighbors and family saw Xia as a strong, virtuous and kind. It was to Morgaine they turned in times of need.
It was just after the first harvest (Lamas) that a man over took her on the road to mass in the hour before dawn. No one heard her screams as she battled for life. She "awoke" in the forests of Zaragoza, Spain with no memory of her prior life; terrified of the beast that over took her each night. Xia survived by drinking rodents and whatever else she could catch.
It was the Comte Jacque Ragazy's Chief Steward who caught the woman stealing
chickens from his barns. Xia fit the stereotype of Grangel at the time;
disheveled, undisciplined, dirty little farm girl with was clueless about
the powers she had been given. Against his better judgment the Comte put
the Gangrel to work in his household and had one of his chylder teach
Xia about the kindred. What ever the Comte's seneschal gave her to do
was done quickly and without complaint. When work was done she learned
to speak Castilian from the other servants in the house.
It was luck, pure happenstance that Xia ever picked up a weapon. -Horseplay lead to a battle with practice swords, which caught the eye of the Comte and the next evening Xia found her life changed again. She was trained in the use of the sword and bow, in the process the swordmaster discovered the woman understood tactics and picked up native language German with ease . He convinced the Comte to have her educated and train her further. Xia was a natural soldier taking well to the rigorous training. Although her benefactor felt she was hopeless in proper etiquette Xia learned enough to be passable in court.
With the passage of time Xia leaned from the captain of artillery the fine art of demolition, from Ragazy himself she learned tactics, investigation, her feral appearance made her look intimidating, Ragazy taught her to capitalize on it.
As she became his trusted enforcer, Xia discovered she was in the presence
of the Tremere Jacque St. Germaine and remained in his service until the
end of the 14th century when her Gangrel blood became restless. A restless
Gangrel was like a tempest in a teapot- Xia was picking battles out of
boredom. her sire observed. St Germaine released Xia from his service
giving her letters of introductions to the Tremere representative in the
Inner Circle of Camarilla. The Justicars soon employed Xia as an archon
and Princes hired her as an enforcer in return Xia learned many secrets,
excelled in Protean picking the brain of the Gangrel Justicars <insert
name here> and other Gangrel archons who have taught her the various
levels of her clan's discipline. Her work with the Camarilla has taken
her all over the western world and into China.