Proprietor of the Purple Mermaid
Rowan began her life as an orphan beggar on the streets of Portsmouth. eventually moving up in the world and becoming first a whore and then a consort to Rolondo Brucha. A wealthy merchant and spice trader. When his flagship, The Purple Mermaid, ran afoul of a hurricane. And sank with all hands, Including Rolondo.
Shortly after he was declared dead. Rowan discovered that she had been provided a small fortune in Rolondo’s will. The money she used to open up a bar/brothel/hostel in his honor and her financial benefit. The Purple Mermaid, named in his honor and to tweak the nose of Rolondo’s wife who had attempted to deny her, her estate.