Elspeth Strobestock was the wife of Sir Heron of House Barnaba who was a colonel in the Imperial Army. Prior to the battle of Hoth Elspeth was a beautiful middle-aged women with styled, long, honey-blonde hair.

She was a popular guest at social functions as she was a great storyteller and an outrageous flirt, always more popular with the men than the women. As a rising star in the New Order, her husband was often away on business in the Outer Rim Territories. Dame Elspeth always made a great effort to show that she missed Heron but her misery seemed to vanish when she was comforted by a man's attention.