Sylvi's mother was killed by drüskelle when they were living near Overut. Her father moved their family to live in the Ulle's settlement near the Fjerdan border. She was bullied by the Ulle's son Lev because she was Otkazat'sya, but she seemed oblivious to the older boy's insults and threats.
Eryk killed Annika and Lev in self-defense and framed a nearby Otkazat'sya settlement for the crime, and he and his mother soon left the settlement. Afterwards Sylvi presumably lived alone with her father.