As soon as she could walk, Eleanor wanted to be a knight. She listened to the tales of chivalry and pestered her parents with questions as to why she couldn't. The parish priest eventually decided she was possessed by the devil, and tried to exorcise her. While this wasn't a brutal affair, it wasn't particularly pleasant, and Eleanor decided to keep her ambitions to herself.
A few years later she heard about New Road, and the rumors that one of their guards was a woman. She left home that night and arrived at the covenant a few days later. She was accepted into the grog turb and learned to fight. She was not particularly talented at this, but she was good at leading and organizing the grogs.
Eleanor still wants to be a knight, and she has been developing the necessary skills. A few of the grogs resent the fact that a woman is in charge, and that she cannot fight as well as some of them. However, most of them recognize that she is a good leader and shout the dissidents down.