Evil Scientist of Vess and Rivatha
Mirah all her life wanted to be a scientist. She got a job in a lab working with unknown chemicals and that was what made her lose her dream. One of the days when she was working she got some on her hands. While it didn't affect Mirah at first it eventually made her hands curl in on themselves. It was slow and took about two years to get where it is before stopping. She didn't feel any pain but she soon lost her job since she couldn't pick up anything really.
When Vess found her, she was begging for food. With a quick test Vess found out Mirah was knowledgeable in all types of chemicals. Vess let her be a doctor with an assistant very quickly.