Mandara Birchleaf is a female glade elf and strangely has quite a few similarities with Rashid. Both are from a culture, somewhat different, almost alien, to your typical group of Middenrealm heroes. And both are knowledgeable in matters of nature and just the right person to guide a grozof city dwellers through vast stretches of wilderness. It's also hard to determine her age and she also tends to be quiet during the day until she sings from the legends of her people at the campfire.
Like all elves Mandara was born with a magical heritage and in addition to some useful spells she knows about magical songs, unique to elves.