Character type: Other
Appearance: While neither slight or slender, Matriat's body hasn't given way to middle-aged plumpness quite yet. Years of running after more youngsters than most folk would dream of having to take care of have never really given her time to get fat - and the fact that she's generally ready to drop what she's doing and join in their games in a most unladylike manner helps keep her fit.
Personality: Some people are simply born to be mothers, and it seems that Matriat in one of them. She has the seemingly endless supply of patience that a good mother needs, as well as the ability to multitask and organise half a dozen things at once. She adores her foster-children and watches over them like a fierce mamma-bird, taking good care of them.
History: Matriat was actually a Holdborn child herself. She grew up with three sisters, and was rather the tomboy of the bunch.
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