“Their town was assaulted by the three sister gorgons - Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa - when her mother was on the verge of giving birth. As the monsters tore through buildings and soldiers, her mother's eyes caught the gaze of Euryale, turning her flesh to stone. The monsters rampage eventually ended and her father ran to the side of his statuesque wife. Cursing the gods and the twisted fate they had brought him, he grabbed a smithing hammer and dagger and struck at his pregnant wife's stone belly.
To his dismay and joy, his daughter was still alive, encased not only in a womb of membrane but also rock. He cradled her as she wailed and squirmed, completely unaware of her miraculous existence. Over the next decade the town rebuilt and she blossomed into an exquisite beauty, fair and soft in every way. It was only on the celebration of her 18th year that the ashen blemishes on her face began to appear.
The diabolism that thickened and hardened her mother's blood was transmitted to her in the womb. It lay dormant there for years before finally infiltrating her circulation. Once inside her, it began to finish the work of the gorgon, only much more slowly. As her face became more of a hardened mask, she wore a white veil of fine linen to hide her malady. Known as the "Bride of the Bedrock", she wandered the many gardens of the kingdom in futile hope to detect their perfume.” -M.D. Walter