Appearance: Amber stands at 5'4" with an average build, though most of her muscle was in her forearms. She is fair-skinned, with bright brown eyes and freckles that danced over the tops of her cheeks and nose, and usually has a pair of glasses on. Her hair is naturally dark blonde that is bleached blonder and falls to the middle of her back. She is conventionally pretty (appearance focus) and doesn't seem to have strong feelings about it one way or the other. Upon the right side of her waist is a tattoo with several succulents grouped together. On the left side of her neck to her shoulder, she has a lichtenberg (electrocution) scar.
Her attire consists of t-shirts, flannel, leggings or jeans, and boots of some variety. Sometimes a dress, though rarely. She wears light makeup and some jewelry. Often times, she has dirt under her nails evident of her succulent dedication.
Amber Lauren was born in the suburb of Auburn, California and immediately placed in foster care. She has never had any contact from either of her parents and has never had much luck in finding information on them. She had a fairly easy-going life despite the challenges with being in the foster system, and remained in the group homes for the majority of her childhood and adolescence. As a teenager, she grew passionate in studying plants and animals. She was an excellent student with a thirst for changing the way that things were to better everyone and involved in student council.
After her hard application, she moved onto Humboldt University to complete her bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, minoring in music composition. There she met River "Sings in Defiance" Forscythe, and became close friends with her.
After experiencing a nervous breakdown, she has spent the last two years working on her art and music, taking a job at a nursery and giving lectures near the university, and perfecting her peyote tea recipe.
The Tuatha De Danann were successful in saving Amber and four other kin from a Pentex facility, tasked with showing the kinfolk her place in the Nation.
Recovery from her kidnapping was difficult on her physically and emotionally, as she struggles to find her place in this new world, having relocated to Southern California. Her concerns remain insurmountable and questions unanswered about where she came from, and who her family is.
Due to the efforts of her pack and her resilient nature and dedication, Amber had come into her own. Lloyd "Sir Punch Line" Ryans, a former Nuwisha elder of the sept who met his untimely death during a challenge, left Amber his home in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. After inviting her pack to live in the spacious five-story building, she named it 'Nomad's Landing' in honor for the many 'no-man's' and drifters Lloyd helped throughout his lifetime.
She's spent the past few weeks really connecting with other kinfolk of the Nation and their plight to #BanTheBite. Motivated to help others who were in her place; a lost kin, she's taken an internship with Dottie Lovett in order to attempt to give her extra reach in San Diego County.
With assistance from Catalin Corbeanu, she was able to identify a single blood relative; a brother known to the nation as 'Spector. It was also confirmed her biological parents are both deceased.
After a tumultuous March, which ended with her asking River to legally adopt her as her mother, the kinfolk began to make final arrangements in preparation for her early demise. Amber played a small role with the rest of the Nation in order to pin Bhictoria MacDougal, CEO of Pentex, in the city proper by coordinating influences to Control-Shift-Boom. She also managed to make contact with the totemic incarna, Firedrake, whose presence was vital in the survival of the Sept, as sang in The Death of a Legend.
In an odd twist of fate, just before the battle, she became mate to Salvador, and the pair became engaged not long after.
Within a few weeks, she decided to leave her pack, citing personal reasons.
For a time she lived alone in San Diego, frequently traveling back and forth to San Antionio to visit her fiancé. She maintained her vast succulent garden, a Latrani sanctuary east of the main city, and her internship in San Bernardino with Dottie.
In May, it was discovered that Amber had been used as a pawn by the vampire, Von Schrieber, whom the San Diego sept had had a history with. Due to the question of her safety while living alone, she opted to move to San Antonio in with her fiancé in July. She currently assist the Sept of the Rising Moon and continues efforts toward the demise of Von Schrieber with San Diego.
In early Autumn, Amber returned to San Diego after putting her engagement on hiatus. Her current work has been dedicated to improving the volatile conditions in San Diego after the depression that hit. Her work has been primarily focused on the plague and making relations.
In late October, she and her brother met Coyote.
Recent History: Shortly after a whirlwind romance began with Jeremy "Weighs the Heart" White, her intent is focused on starting a family all on her own as well as cultivating the cure for the virus due to be released.