Background: you know Melga to be a wagoneer whose circuit runs from the north woods to Kōlmo's lumber camp via the shepherds' outposts of the foothills. Her parents are recently deceased and perhaps were moonberry gatherers.
Behaviour: she keeps mumbling some sort of saying "black streaks on grey, stay away, grey streaks on black, don't look back". As soon as she is able she starts rummaging about for her satchel which is in one of the pellets. Once feeling better she is insistent upon making the party a pot of soup.