Picker was a member of the 7th squad of the Bridgeburners.[1] She was a head taller than the average Gadrobi.[2] She was Blend's lover.

Ganoes Paran thought her 'an old veteran' when he first met her.[3] Her feet were rag-wrapped and she began picking at a tooth. This habit or using the phrase of 'the way I pick it' might have been the original inspiration for her name.[4] She spoke with a gravelly voice.[5]

In her youth, she was abused by her father and ultimately slit his throat.[6]

In Gardens of the MoonEdit

Picker had the rank of Corporal in Sergeant Antsy's squad[3] and was a survivor of the Siege of Pale. She met Ganoes Paran when he first arrived in Pale and gave him directions on where to find the sergeant.[7] Hers was the first face Paran saw when he regained consciousness following the attempt on his life. Assessing his wounds, she noted that they had not been Kalam's work and that they were at least an hour old.[8]

In Memories of IceEdit

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Blend and Picker with the Torcs by Shadaan

After the events of the Gedderone Fête at Darujhistan, the Bridgeburners rejoined High Fist Dujek Onearm's now "renegade" army at Pale. Picker's squad was assigned to patrol the smuggler trails through Tahlyn Mountains between Pale and Darujhistan. There, she unthinkingly bought a set of three interlocking ivory arm torcs from the itinerant artisan, Munug. Blessed by Treach, they could not be removed once worn.[9]

Dujek allied with their former enemies Caladan Brood and Anomander Rake to fight the Pannion Domin. Cadre mage Spindle led Picker, Blend, Detoran, Hedge, and Trotts into the Warlord's command tent to steal Fiddler and Hedge's old card table. Rigged to win card games using the Deck of Dragons, it had been lost as a spoil of war when the Bridgeburner camp in Mott Wood was overrun. Spindle and the squad soon put the table back into action to swindle their fellow soldiers. But the presence of a new and heretofore unknown Master of the Deck card caused the plan to backfire, lightening their own purses.[10]

The allied armies marched towards Capustan which was besieged by the army of the Pannion Seer. Antsy's squad travelled by Quorl to the Vision Plain where they were tasked with waiting for Quick Ben. Captain Paran took the rest of the Bridgeburners to the Barghast Range to secure an alliance with the White Face Barghast clans.[11] During this time Picker's torcs began to painfully constrict and heat. They had to be repeatedly doused in water to bring them down to a bearable temperature.[12][13]

Once both adjectives were achieved the Bridgeburners reunited. By this time, Capustan had fallen and Captain Paran was eager for a fight. Picker and the Bridgeburners fought their way into the city past the Tenescowri using Moranth munitions. Advancing through the devastated city they stumbled upon Gruntle, the Mortal Sword of Treach. Gruntle requested Picker's torcs for himself and Picker was happy to be rid of them. The torcs unlocked at his request.[14]

On the way to Coral, Captain Paran promoted her to Lieutenant,[15] second in command to himself and charged her with keeping the Bridgeburners together as they approached the Pannion Seer's forces.

After the Battle of Black Coral, she, along with fellow Bridgeburners Blend and Antsy, retired to Darujhistan and opened K'rul's Bar in the former temple.[16]

In Toll the HoundsEdit

On her way back to K'rul's Bar, Picker was ambushed by Dester Thrin of the Darujhistan Assassins' Guild who had taken on a contract on the owners of Krul's Bar. She killed him with a longsword which she had hidden under a long cloak.[17]

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