She was child of a couples from the Empire, lived in the capital city of Urû'baen. Even as a child, she was famous for her beauty that could be compared with elves. When Idunnr turned 10 years old, her family decided to moved to other city, Dres-Leona thought that city was safer place to lived. But what they expected far from reality, the happy life at the Dres-Leona was short-lived. Many slave traders want to have Idunnr. And one night, one of the greedy slave-trader kidnapped her, killed her parents in the process and burned her house so he didn't leave any traces. She is still 12 years old at that time.
He planned to sold her in other city, because if he sold her in the Dres-Leona, he afraid someone would suspect that he was the cause of the fire (Dress-Leona is one of the cities that support slave trading). But bad luck for him, he got attacked in the middle of road, and Idunnr was able to escape from that chaos. She walked aimlessly, mile by miles until she collapsed near the Silverwood.
She was found by traveling dwarven Bard, Halldís; who later become her adoptive-mother; unconscious because starvation and covered in wound. When she woke up, she entered shocked-state, and closed her self form outside world, refuse to talked with anyone. Because she didn't answer anything The dwarven bard asked, she called her "Vanyali" because of her looks. "Vanyali" is the name commonly used by the dwarven to call elves, also means magic.
After that, she took pity in the Idunnr's condition, she took her along with her in her travel. as time when on, she was able to open her heart little by little. And one night she told her stories to Halldís, After heard the story, from that days on Halldís promised she will became her adoptive mother, and as a sign she added idunnr's name into Idunnr Vanyali. After continued wandering with her adoptive mother , she began to forgot her past and started to enjoyed her new life, traveling around, learned singing and dancing, performed for the crowds and listened to many tales from fellow travelers, especially from Erik, fellow dwarven bard like Halldís.
That was until until she and Halldís traveling together with a group of merchant and she attracted to bought a big pomegranate-color "Stone" from the merchant. The merchant said they found that stone near the Hadarac desert and sold it to Idunnr with special price because they are fellow traveler. Long story short, after about a month, suddenly the "stone" hatched, and a dragon came from within. In the process, she got her gedwëy ignasia in her left hand.
Seeing this, Halldís brought her quickly into the closest Varden's Allies Cities, a small elves town, where they suggested them to bring her to Ellesméra. After arrived, The Elves Queen, Myana welcomed them and suggested Idunnr to stayed and trained over there. Halldís was also invited to stay over there, but she rejected the offer because settled in one town was not her style. but she promised to often visited her adoptive daughter, now and then. The elves Queen promised Ellesméra will always open for her.
After a teary farewell, Idunnr began her new life in Ellesméra, trained as dragon rider, learned sword-play, magics, dragon riding, ancient languages and also elves traditions of singing and dancing that usually only learned by the elves themselves. She also always look forward to the arrival of her adoptive mother, who always come with lots of souvenirs from her travels and stories to tell to Idunnr...