Graceweaver was born to Queen Stormcaller and King Cliffbender (though deceased) of the DriftWings. She was the secondborn female heir--the first being her older sister Rainspinner. The two perfect princesses were signs of prosperity and beauty to their subjects.
Everything turned for the worst when Stormcaller was found dead in her chambers. It was later discovered that she had been poisoned. Everyone was in frantics. With no father since birth, the two daughters felt fear settle in. They were orphans.
It was decided that Rainspinner would be the new queen, since she was the eldest sister. This caused some unhappy muttering among citizens, as Rainspinner wasn’t elected the traditional way. She was not very old when she ascended the throne, and did not rule very long. When the governor retired, Rainspinner jumped at the opportunity, opting to be governor instead. Graceweaver became the queen with her sister as the governor.
However, when Stormcaller was still alive, she had made arrangements for the Cinder noble family’s son, Blazecaster, to marry Rainspinner. The eldest daughter refused when she became governor, and the two worked out an arrangement. Blazecaster would marry Graceweaver, the to-be queen, instead.
One time while hunting, the second princess stumbled upon a NightWing trespassing in DriftWing land. Instead of turning him in, she opted to be friends instead. See, Grace did not have a lot of friends due to be isolated a majority of the time. The NightWing took her offer, and the two became friends.
The two grew up, meeting each other occasionally to play and just chill. Grace wanted someone to vent to, and this NightWing was the perfect source. Eventually, the second princess fell for him.
Unfortunately for her, she had agreed with her sister to marry Blazecaster of the Cinder family. She wouldn't go back on her promise, especially not for her beloved sister's happiness. Graceweaver brought her sister with her to one of her hangouts, and the NightWing, Rivereyes, became smitten with Rainspinner.
The princess (soon-to-be-queen) became officially betrothed to Blazecaster a while later. She didn't love him; he was sleazy and not very nice. His arrogance and scorn irritated her, and she wished for the days with Rivereyes. Graceweaver was set off when word spread about her fiancee having an affair with a seamstress. She quickly sent the seamstress to execution. She did not know about their invalid egg together; Blaze quickly dumped his egg on the streets before his betrothed could find it. He knew in her state, she would most likely smash it.
After the incident, Blazecaster was kept under careful watch. She was crowned Queen of the DriftWings, and her official marriage was a week later. The ceremony went smoothly; no one objected their marriage (although Rainspinner did not look pleased about the king’s earlier behavior).
Over the years, he became cold and disinterested in his wife and offspring and often disappears for long periods of time. The queen busies herself with paperwork and running the kingdom to forget about her family issues. She tries to be a good mother to her kids, especially since they are practically fatherless. Blazecaster was not very prominent in their childhood.
Graceweaver is grooming her eldest son, Stormcaster (named after her mother and Blazecaster), to be the next DriftWing king.