She is the eldest daughter of Lord Jared Corvidane and his wife, Lady Therese Corvidane, and has two younger sisters, Regan and Brice. Raised with the knowledge that she would one day be Lady of the Rookery, Quinn is well-educated and participates in many activities popular with young noblewomen, including hawking, riding, singing, dancing, and archery. Her father trained her extensively in the arts of tracking and hunting, the hallmarks of House Corvidane; she is an excellent shot with bows and crossbows.
After her lord father's death at the hands of Rance Creed, Quinn inherited the titles and holdings of House Corvidane, including the title Dread Crow, traditionally given to the head of house. She ventured briefly to court to renew her vow of fealty, then returned to the Rookery to oversee matters and set things aright. She rejoined the court and Royal Army in January of the year following the Dread Rebellion, accompanied by her men-at-arms and personal guard.
A young woman of average height and a slender build, Quinn possesses the classic beauty of the old lines of Lordaeron's nobility. Her heart-shaped face tapers down to a narrow, delicate chin, with soft, full lips and clear gray eyes that seem to miss nothing. Sable hair lies in lazy waves down her back, though it is often pulled away from her face in a ponytail or bun. Her skin is pale and flawless, her waist is slender and her legs and arms corded with lean muscle.
Though she owns a multitude of fine dresses, as suits any noblewoman, she is more commonly found wearing hunting leathers in various natural shades, and nearly always wears an archer's bracer wrought in soft black leather, embossed with a pair of outstretched wings.
Her constant companions are a pair of large crows named Huginn and Muninn. The two birds have a borderline symbiotic relationship with her, and have been purported by some to have "nearly human" intelligence.
The eldest of Jared and Therese Corvidane's three daughters, Quinn was born after the hostilities of the Second War had come to an end. She grew up a little more wild than Lady Therese cared for, with a fondness for exploration and a love of animals of all kinds. As the Corvidanes were known for the fine breeding of horses, hawks, and hunting hounds, Quinn spent most of her time underfoot in the stables, mews, and kennels of the Rookery. Though Lady Therese despaired of ever making a lady out of her daughter, Quinn proved to be an inquisitive and bright child, though she tended to be reckless and brash. On her tenth birthday, her father presented her with a pair of crow's eggs, which would hatch into the chicks Quinn would raise to adulthood.
Quinn's childhood was relatively quiet and was filled with the common practices of growing young nobles. Her younger sister Regan was born in 16 A.P., followed by her second sister Brice in 18 A.P. Due to complications with Brice's birth, Lady Therese was left infertile. As a result, Quinn's education as the heir of House Corvidane and the Rookery began. Her freedoms were heavily curtailed as she spent more and more time with her father, learning what she would need to know to replace him one day.
Life continued in this vein for several years. Quinn received her first bow, and often spent hours running up and down the high towers of the Rookery, gathering up the black feathers of the crows and ravens that roosted there to fletch her arrows. She went riding and trained her crows, drew anything that stood still long enough for her to set pencil to paper, and relished the small amounts of free time she was allowed. Unfortunately, that time would soon come to an end, as darkness stood on the doorstep of all of Lordaeron.
The sigil of House Corvidane is a murder of crows surrounding a dark gray tower, on a field of pure white. Their words are "Desolate Yet All Undaunted".
Their castle is built with dark stone and its high towers have become a roosting place for ravens, crows, jackdaws, and rooks. It is called the Rookery, and is located in the Dread, across the river from Falomyr. Its highest tower is called the Crow's Nest; from it, House Corvidane has ever watched for the enemies of Lordaeron. Their vigilance has earned their head of house the title Dread Crow.
The Corvidane men-at-arms are renowned rangers and trackers. The ones chosen to accompany the Dread Crow directly are called the Murder.