Evelara was born on the Silverbrook estate in Gondor. Her brother was trained in the ways of a warrior, and Evelara secretly watched his lessons, learning some herself. Her parents however wanted to marry her off to an elderly man from a neighboring castle. Evelara did not like him, and having an adventurous spirit, decided to run away. And so she did, on a moonlit night, carrying with her nothing but her wedding garments and some pieces of armor her brother had grown out of. She first made her way to Minas Tirith, hoping to be anonymous in such a big town. But she was not allowed to join the citadel guards, as she had hoped, and so decided to move on, selling her skills with a sword to anyone who needed help.