Koya Mvashti

While most people might think Koya’s lived a full life, she aches to make one grand journey worthy of being retold as a legend before she grows too old to travel

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Until she passed away from natural causes just a few
months ago, Madame Niska Mvashti was the oldest
person in Sandpoint. No one quite knows exactly how
old the Varisian seer actually was when she died (she
was already old when Sandpoint was founded over 40
years ago)—but the fact that her only daughter Koya is
herself an old woman is a telling fact. Koya has spent a
fair amount of her life traveling Varisia with a number
of caravans, serving as a healer when she was younger
and more recently as a fortune-teller. For the past several
years, she’s in the company of her adopted son Sandru
Vhiski as they travel on a regular caravan route between
Riddleport, Magnimar, and Korvosa two or three times
a year. Their caravan spends most of its time relatively
close to Sandpoint, though, and that has suited Koya fine,
since it gave her more time to care for her aged mother.
Now that old Niska has finally died, though, Koya’s
mourning has transitioned into a sort of morose
melancholy. A life-long worshiper of Desna, she’s come to
realize that while she’s traveled extensively throughout
the Varisian lowlands, she’s never been beyond the
region’s borders. Tales of other Desnan explorers have
long delighted Koya’s sense of wonder—even her own
mother reputedly took part in several extensive caravans
that traveled as far as the Lands of the Linnorm Kings and
even down to Qadira. Koya’s having something of a latelife
crisis as a result—a growing sense of disappointment
that she’s never made a long caravan trek. With her
mother dead, Koya has little reason to stay in Varisia, and
she’s been pressuring Sandru to take a long journey soon:
“The sooner the better, ’cause I won’t be around for long!”
Koya’s in remarkably good shape, physically, for a woman
well over 60 years in age—obviously, longevity runs in
her family—but with each year that passes, the chance
of her getting to experience a truly epic journey like the
ones in her favorite stories grows narrower.

Koya Mvashti

Jade Regent Aahzlan