Ambresha hails from the Principality of Boldavia, a place where life has become generally dark and harsh for its inhabitants. Her magical skills were identified early in her life by an old woman in the village where her family sold the potatoes, turnips, and beets they grew. The woman, Chayryn, took Ambresha from her family to live with her. Ambresha’s parents willingly ave her up for her own good, and she has not seen them since. Chayryn taught Ambresha the basics of the wizardly crafts, but soon the girl’s own talent showed itself to surpass even that of the old woman. The two set out for Glantri City to enroll Ambresha in the Great School of Magic there. Sadly, Chayryn, not up to the rigors of travel, passed away on route. Ambresha still mourns the death of her teacher but she succeeded in making the trip to Glantri City to fulfill Chayryn’s last wish. Ambresha, a dedicated and serious person, devotes all her time and energies to the study of her craft.
During her tenure as a student at the Great School of Magic Ambresha caught the eye of someone named the Headmaster. He summoned her to a place beneath the school and she found herself teleported to a strange new area called the Dweomercore. Here she was to be evaluated to learn the "hidden arts" as the Headmaster told her. Though during her stay at the Dweomercore she was treated more like a servant. After a time, the Headmaster informed her that she had failed in her studies and for her failures he baleful polymorphed her into a chicken. That was the last thing she remembered until being rescued by The West Side Six.