She came from Cyrodiil in hopes of finding a better life in Skyrim, but she can be heard complaining that coming here was a mistake. She and her sister traveled from Cyrodiil to start a lumber mill in Kynesgrove — a subsequent failure, as the surrounding trees turned out to be sacred to Kyne.
In order to pay the debts from the failed lumber project, Gemma reluctantly works the mine, and hacks away with her pickaxe every day between 8 AM and 5 PM. She eats two one-hour meals a day, at 7 AM and 5 PM, at the Braidwood Inn.
Like most other residents of Kynesgrove, she sleeps in a tent in the neighboring camp, every night between 10 PM and 6 AM. At all other times she wanders around the camp or spends time at the inn.
- If her sister Ganna is killed (for instance, in a random dragon attack), she will only reply that she is too upset to talk.
- Calixto may attempt to murder her during Blood on the Ice.
- If the Dragonborn is an Altmer wearing the Hooded Thalmor Robes and other Thalmor sets, Gemma may attack them on sight.