150 (appears mid-late twenties)Gender:
Physician of Ko-Ro-BaHomestone:
Adilah is a kind and caring woman with a gentle bedside manner and sweet temperament but with steel at her core. In public she is as cold and haughty as any other FW and pauses in her tasks only for those that can claim kinship to her. Shrewdly intelligent and with an unfailing will and loyal almost to a fault she can be a wonderful friend...or a dire enemy.Biography:
Born the only child of parents both of the Physcian's Caste, she was doted on by her father. In part this was because she was his only child, and in part (though he'd never admit it) it was a sense of guilt that lingered in his soul because his Companion took ill shortly after giving birth to Adilah and he was unable to save her. Having never known her Mother in fact, all of Adilah's thoughts on the woman are through her Father's memories and every year they come together to visit the grave of the woman he never forgot and she never knew.
Knowing no other way to raise a child, her Father simply kept her with him most of the time. He trained her in his own Craft but also saw to the hiring of tutors to see to the training of other skills she would need to know as a FW of High Caste. Seeing she had the aptitude, and drive, for working within their Caste, her Father also saw to it, that she had the chance to study under the most renowned Physician's within the City and that her own skill and knowledge was greater even than his own. He also made sure she understood that, as in many cities, she wouldn't be free to fully practice her art until she had born two children.
Children were easy enough to arrange. Letting her father help in seeking out her first Free Companion she chose a man of agreeable temperament and who was easy on the eyes, from the Warriors Caste who was seeking a Companion to bear him sons. Both knowing it was only a temporary Companionship, and not a love match, she chose to keep her own Caste instead of joining his and after bearing him two strong and healthy sons, they allowed their Companionship to dissolve on good terms and remain quite cordial to this day. She kept the boys with her in their formative years, teaching them the basic skills of reading, writing, mathematics, and science as they are known on Gor and when they came of an age to be trained in the Warriors arts she turned them over to their Father (who had been a steady presence in their life until then, if not their primary parent) to train in the Caste they would belong to.
Now free to fully practice her skills, she joined her father in his work, meeting his patients, garnering new ones of her own (especially among other FW who felt more comfortable speaking to another Woman of certain problems) and among some of the slave merchants who found that, freshly caught, slaves responded better to a Female Physician than a Male.
No fool about the latter set of clients, she never went near such merchants without a dagger concealed in her robes, poisoned pins in her holding her veils, a syringe of poison in her medical bags and both of her sons (now fully trained Warriors still very protective of their Mother) leading the way to protect her should a Merchant take it in his mind that fully trained Physician just might make a profitable addition to their pens.
Currently she has no Companion and is content with that having decided that she had no need to make another political, or simply convenient, partnership and instead choosing to wait for a Man she can love as well as like and respect. Her father still lives and her own home is actually right beside his. Not living alone, her home houses herself, a cook, a maid, one female slave (for running light errands and serving when Company is present) and one male slave (for heavier errands, fetching and carrying heavy burdens, and carting her medical bags when she goes to visit patients) as well having rooms for her sons when they visit and a small house between her own and her Father's house where the guards he has hired live.
Despite people disappearing, and rumors of why
, and the added guards her Father insists on, she is well aware that she has a good and comfortable life and fully intends to keep it that way. Because of the rumors she is more cautious than normal, never traveling the City at night and never alone but beyond those few, small, changes she doesn't spend much time worrying about what will come. Weapons and Equipment:
Poisoned pins that hold her veils and concealed on her robes, a dagger strapped to her thigh that she can reached through a hidden slit in the folds of her robes, her medical bags, and at least one syringe of poison always in one, or both, of those as well.