Mrs. Leppiainnen
Sari-leppi in the birth sauna

Sari Leppiainnen
Species: Human
Year of Birth: unknown.

Formerly a member of Tamlin's gang, now a businesswoman. Co-owner, with her husband, of Leppiainen's bath house and sauna complex, and also active as a midwife. Her outstanding (by the standards of her time) hygienic practices almost compensate for her dreadful bedside manner. Believed to practice Finnish Origin magic.


Sari Leppiainnen was one of the founding members of Tamlin's gang, along with her husband Pekka, Jake the Gnome and Atra Cambrensis. The Leppiainnens met Tamlin when they disembarked from a Viking warship, having been forced to leave for being too unruly. Looking for a place to stay, Tamlin, then temporarily on hard times, tried to pick Leppiainnen's pocket. However, Sari spotted him and eventually managed to restrain her husband so they could ask Tamlin questions about the town. They formed a gang that was active in the city, until the ground got too hot under their feet and they relocated to the forest, hooking up with Atra and Jake.

Sari's bad manners alienated the rest of the gang, and even lead to one gang member, Dag Thorvaldssen, leaving.

Eventually, the Leppiainnens left the gang and became the nearly respectable entrepreneurs they are today. They run the bath house together, doing brisk business, and Sari does some midwifery on the side. Her personal skills have not improved, but she knows what she's doing and the birthing sauna is one of the cleanest and most comfortable places a Clwydian woman could possibly give birth in.

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