Born as a noble in the Adrestian Empire to Baron Martritz, her' house was abolished when her father died in the year she was born. Her mother remarried Baron Bartels, and they had a son named Emile a year later, who bore a Crest. However, this proved to be her and her mother's undoing, as both began being treated as if they were expendable since her stepfather solely wanted a child with a Crest. Thus, in 1167, at the age of 10, she and her mother left House Bartels to live in a church in eastern Faerghus.
Mercedes was eventually adopted by a merchant from Fhirdiad and grew up as a commoner, though her adoptive father wanted her to marry well and have a child with a Crest. Before attending the Officers Academy, she attended the Royal School of Sorcery in the capital and befriended Annette.
27th of the Harpstring Moon; Imperial Year 1157
Holy Kingdom of Faerghus
Adrestian Empire (Formerly)
Barony of Martritz
Garreg Mach Monastery
Barony of Bartels (Formerly)
Black Eagle Strike Force (If recruited before the beginning of Crimson Flower route)
Student at the Officers Academy
Student at Fhirdiad School of Sorcery (Formerly)