Rise of the Runelords
Astrid's late mother
The mother of Astrid, Lydia raised her half-elf daughter in an out of the way village north of Isandria. She always deflected Astrid’s questions about her father, keeping his identity secret for years.
This humble life came crashing down when stone giants raided the village, burning it to the ground. Lydia was mortally wounded during the attack and died in Astrid’s arms, finally confessing that the half-elf girl is the daughter of King Thalion of Isandria.