As we all know a good wizard is the backbone of a party of adventurers. Without a healer you're gonna have a tough time of it.
The first few settlements for our Wizard, were pretty unkind. However after our party entered the worlds edge mountains things started to look up for her. In the last little village, just south of Karak Varn she ended up betrothed to an attractive farmer son. This prompted her to adopt the nickname Melisandre.