Cassandra was a member of Oarburgh clan. As a child Cassandra was sold by her parents because she was born different from others having been born uniquely with four arms eventually being sold by them to a circus as one of their entertainers where she presumably began her early training in sword play as part of her act eventually she meet and befriended another circus entertainer from similar circumstances as her Gilberda and becoming close with her. After this she was scouted out and eventually joined the Oarburgh clan together with her friend Gilberda eventually meeting the heiress and future leader of the Clan Merraid Oarburgh and becoming loyal to her.