"The past paves the way for the future"
Rey Leilani comes from a small village along the coast of the western islands where she discovered a penchant for poetry and song when a Basari caravan come through her town. Intrigued and bored at home, she fled to join the caravan - life was hard after that but she gained a wealth of life knowledge from her travels which she leveraged into a position at the Andarran Academy.
Since the ash fell she has struggled to find a place to use her knowledge until recently. She now aids the Collegium's efforts to decipher the past.