Alexandria is the daughter of the Baron Reynald Beusaugh of Dallyn. Headstrong and willful, she is the source of never-ending grief for her father who worries she will never become a proper noble without his strict guidance.
Alexandria is in the constant company of Orchid the courtesan, an unusual companion for a young lady of noble birth. Fearing that her "eccentricities" may eventually get the better of her, the Baron Reynald attempts to arrange her marriage to Cerrik, champion to Duke Mercer of Doornham.
It is this event that causes Alexandria to claim Egoraven as her champion instead of Cerrik, a decision that will haunt both Alexandria and Egoraven and unknowingly put them both in danger.