Sheila was the second-born of Lord Aldridge, destined to become a lady. But when her mother died in childbirth, Sheila had no one to teach her. As a result, she was left to her own devices and free to train with her brother, Chris. She learned swordplay, riding, and archery, which she proved particularly skilled at. When Calendin ran away from the pressure of his responsibilities, their father's expectations fell to her as an heir to the house. But Sheila believed that Calendin would return, and as such refused to take his place, vowing to defend the family's honor and land in her own way.