This is my entry for
's contest. The whole idea of designing a character for him plus the words steampunk and imp really got me into this. So here we go with a background story:
This old lady is Sonya. She's quite the old yet quite the wise (those two oftentimes go hand-in-hand) - and sometimes cranky - imp lady. Her knowledge revolves especially within the technical and mechanical field (hence the cog wheel on her hat and the stripe pattern on her dress). She's got a weakness though, and that be her long tail. Ah, that gruesome thing! So - just like the mythical mining wife
from old Scandinavian folk lore - she tucks it in, and hides it at the back of her dress (hence the bump). And don't you dare make any remarks or comments about it, because then she'll give you a swap on the head with that umbrella of hers!
She decides to join up with the other rebels in the alliance because she's getting fed up with how Yusar and these other twerps rule the empire. Because Sonya is a lady of peace (well, despite the umbrella case stated above), who'd rather work her way through a conflict or problem using her mouth and brains than using muscle power or murder weapons. She wants to make this a safe world for her grand children and great grand children to grow up in, and thinks she can contribute to the rest of the group, by means of her big brain capacity and understanding of how mechanics and machines work. She's determined to give something good to this world before her age gives in and she passes over to the next.
That's it regarding that! Hope you like!