Year 1824: Things were mostly ideal when Callie was born. Her father had married a woman from outside the family with no real wealth to offer because he loved her. He was the last of his family and while he was still a noble he wasn't _the_ land holder. This left him with a lot of cash and very few responsabilities beyond spoiling his happy family with his attention.
Year 1829: She shows a fondness for horses and quickly takes to learning to ride and care for them.
Year 1834: Callie's happy family life starts to crumble when her mother is targeted by criminals looking to blackmail her father for a share of the profits from the mines he governed for the local Baron. While he complies they still kill his wife and he is devistated.
Little Calliope tries to support her father but she's ten and its hard on her too. To distract herself she begins doing horse shows of various sorts, learning to even train the animals a bit in the process.
Year 1838: A part of her father's duties become fostering relationships with Phaira. While he's overseas he meets and falls for the sensual and empowered Vishka.
The day she came into the house was the end of happiness in Callie's home. Her father was blinded by the gorgeous woman. He let her run things, he trusted her judgement on everything and he even forced Callie to learn more about her culture and langauge. However his daughter found less and less room for her was made. Her new mother looked at her as a foreign element in the house and merely ignored her despite multiple attempts to bond.
Year 1839 - Year 1840: When the Aetherian-Phairan War breaks out, several political hostages are taken and her father is amoung them. Vishka goes back home without a word to her, as many of the Phairan's did then, leaving her struggling with the demands of the mines and various other tasks at the age of 15.
When she was 16 though the news came in that most of the political prisoners were killed by assassins trying to spark the war further. Her father was amoung them. Worse? He left the lands to his wife before her - thinking Vishka would care for her.
Vishka came home, collected her dues, then left Callie only enough to pay one month of rent in a terrible little shack before she went back to her home nation. Her parting words were equivalently: "Don't say I never did anything for you."
Year 1843: Callie had been taking on desperate odd jobs where she could but had nothing to really show for it. Then the capitol of Cardinal Meridian broke into all out war and was consumed by darkness. Like many of the refugees this destroyed what little she had and she fled with the to Shade's Run.
However, upon arrival, Elodie hired her for help opening her new Bakery. It was the chance of a life-time and she leapt on it. She quickly learned that while she loved baking, she also adored the Basset family. They took her in like one of their own, inviting her to outtings sometimes and making her feel like she had a home again.
They even helped her find a new "home" in the city to call her own.
Year 1853: Calliope discovered a strange bag in the bakery's storeroom that filled with an odd powder that didn't look like anything the bakery used. Fearful of illegal activity going on and that it might reflect badly on the Bassets - who she knew were innocent! - , she took a small sample to the Knights, who confirmed it was a powerful - and forbidden - drug.
Kathleen Hawking agreed to help her catch the culprit by pretending to be a peasant girl newly employed at the bakery. The knight suspected the drug dealer might be an employee of the bakery. She shadowed Callie at work and eventually they both noticed another worker, Andy, acting shady. They managed to catch him in the act and Kathleen thanked Calliope for the help, although Callie felt that Kathleen did the majority of the work!
Grateful to have that dealt with without any harm to the Bassets' reputation, Calliope returned to a busy but simple life at the bakery.
Year 1854: She recognized a nobleman - and not just any nobleman...but Odin Emlen, Count of Voltaire and friend of the royal family! What's more, the count was overjoyed at the recognition and immediately doted on Calliope as the mother to be of his child. Although surprised and still adjusting to being pregnant and recognized, Calliope is taking it in stride, certain this will mean a better future.
Mid-month in Sagittarius, Calliope talked with Odin about what his being married and having a child will mean for her and her child. The next day, Odin talked to his wife about this. Although Camellia was hurt and furious about the situation, she agreed to try and make it work. A few days later, Camellia attempted to bond with Calliope. It was a small step forward for both of them. Calliope felt cautious and unsure but appreciated how difficult it was for Camellia.
Year 1855: Calliope gave birth to a son, Zayne. Odin was with her as their child is born, overjoyed to be a father. But there was a big elephant in the room nobody was talking about: Odin now had two sons to inherit - Baron, thought to be legitimate but secretly is not actually his, and Zayne, who is his son but illegitimate since Odin wasn’t married to Calliope at the time.