Age: 48 - Relationship status: Dating (open - females preferred)
Deirdre is the younger daughter of Emer and Feargus Lohan, a pair of wandering tinkers and immigrants to the island of Viridis. She and her elder sister Maura grew up wandering the roads of Viridis, until Maura was crippled when bandits attacked their wagon and flipped the wagon over with the girls still in it, pinning Maura and paralyzing her from the waist down. Deirdre was only eight years old at the time, but she fought off the two closest bandits by herself and guarded her sister until her parents were able to rescue her and take them both to the nearby city of Oseille for what medical treatment was available.
After the attack, her family settled in a modest house some miles outside of Oseille, though her parents continued to travel and often left Deirdre alone to look after her sister. As much as she loved her family, Deirdre wanted something more in her life and, at the age of 13 she ran away to join the army of Cearnach, the city of foxes, simply for the excitement her new career promised. She proved to be a surprisingly competent soldier and was promoted to the rank of Captain in almost no time at all.
It was around this time that Deirdre became involved in an affair with Connor, the king of Cearnach. At first the two of them did their best to keep their romance a secret, but the truth came out shortly after their daughter Ciara was born. To their unending surprise, their fellow foxes were mostly supportive of their relationship in spite of the fact that Deirdre was not only of common stock but an outsider as well. Unfortunately, Connor was contractually betrothed to someone else due to an arrangement made by his parents before he was born, which he could not break without abdicating. So their relationship ended after only a few years, though they remained close friends and Deirdre served as Connor's General until the end of a disastrous war in 1325.
She spent the next several years wandering aimlessly and seeking out employment here and there as a mercenary. She was never happy however, and she never stayed long in any one place. She dislikes talking about this period of her life as she lost contact with both Connor and Ciara and on the whole she feels guilty for whoring her skills out to anyone who would pay her. Perhaps her lowest point was when she ended up fighting against Connor's foxes and the very soldiers she had once helped to train. This made her re-evaluate her life and, in the end, to retire from her lifelong career as a soldier.
Since then she has been reunited with her daughter and has settled in Oseille under the pretense of keeping an eye on Ciara and Ciara's wife Niamh. To her surprise, she finds heading up the Oseille Militia and training the few eager young rabbits under her command to be rather satisfying and it means she gets to sleep in a real bed for the first time in almost two decades.
Soldier. Rank: General. Semi-retired.
Deirdre spent 35 years as a soldier, starting at the age of 13 when she ran away from home seeking excitement. She proved to be a gifted soldier with a keen grasp of tactics, and she rose through the ranks at an unprecedented rate. She made Captain at the age of 16 and by the time she was 28 she was already a General. She officially retired at the age of 48, at her daughter's insistence, but she promptly helped form and train a militia force for the rabbit-controlled city of Oseille.
In keeping with her promise to her daughter, she mainly handles the administrative end of things while leaving Captain Alexandria Bleu in command of the soldiers. She will readily take up arms in the event of an actual attack on the city, however.
Deirdre is brash, bossy and easily bored. She craves a constant flow of excitement and tends to get a bit surly when things are slow. She has been a soldier since she was thirteen, and a General for most of that time, and she is somewhat at a loss for how to deal with people she can't give orders to or take orders from. She is known to be argumentative and to pick fights with people just to have something to do, though it's also widely known that she respects anyone who will fight back and stand up to her. What isn't so widely known is that her attitude is a shield to protect her softhearted, sentimental core. She is equal parts vain and insecure and her greatest desire is to have some kind of positive impact on the world before she dies.
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Deirdre is a pure-bred swift fox vixen with sandy fur, short, raggedly cut blonde hair and pale blue eyes. She has numerous scars thanks to spending most of her life as a professional soldier, but she carries herself with such grace that many consider her to still be beautiful.