My name is Gilda. I used to be a Griffon warrior, until I got banished.
When you're banished, you've got nothing. No clan, no funding, no gold watch and friendly job reference. You're stuck wherever the Griffon clans aren't.
You do whatever work comes your way. You rely on anyone still talking to you. A speed-freak ex-marefriend. A megalomaniac illusionist working as a middlemare for the EIS.
Family too, if you're desperate.
Bottom line is, as long as you're banished, you're not going anywhere