Livia Agravain was a human woman descended from Peredur. She lived in the city of Amarna, where she owned and operated a magic shop. A self-taught witch, she offered her services in magic through the backdoor.
Born in Zantium, she was the younger sister of Lygia. They were the daughters of a wealthy aristocratic family which claimed descent from Peredur, but had not had anyone with magical powers in many generations. Upon discovering she possessed Peredur's gift, Livia was sent to school to be trained. There, she became involved in the occult. At age sixteen, she was accused of apostasy and witchcraft after evidence of her occult practices was discovered in her room while she was visiting family. She was subsequently found guilty and banished from her homeland.
She settled in the city of Amarna, opening Something Borrowed, a magic shop, where she sold medicinal ingredients/potions, totems, enchanted items, and read fortunes. She also provided less harmless services to customers willing to pay a high price for them, such as poison-brewing, curses, and abortions.
On one such occasion, she was confronted by a Zantine woman who revived and healed a child she had disposed of. Enraged, Livia struck out at the woman, who was unable to defend herself and died. Though she managed to hide the evidence of her crime, she was left to care for the child, Ardath Dastagir.
Livia fell ill during the infamous plague outbreak in the city and died soon after.