CHARACTERS

Mara

The woman who never had a childhood, or tolerance for children, makes her bid for headmistress of the Sisterhood against Natalie's wishes.

This authoritarian and malicious oppressor is competent, strong, and unforgiving in the presence of mistakes.  Her known disgust for Natalie is only surpassed by her hate for childen in general, made obvious by a number of her comments:

--"It's absurd to hear a child's opinion..."

--"You have neither the standing, nor the worth to address me."

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Mara

Josephine

There seems to be no limits for this persistent and beautiful Sr. Den Mother of the Sisterhood.  Born and forged in the fire and grit of the Underworld, she backs down to no one and no cause beneath her integrity.  Wise beyond her years, and equally tough, she seems to have all the right answers, but is she too young to lead the order, and are her powers too little to face an unknown foe?

Regardless, she won't back down...

--"I heal easily...  I don't die so easily."

--"I've been here before, and I will be here again."

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Josephine

Sarah Walker

Great with children; bad with authority.  Timing seems to be her only flaw, as she finds herself faced with a decision to join a dying order or go back to an unsatisfying life.

She's tough with words, and never short on speaking them.  Unfortunately, she always finds herself one poor decision from losing everything...

--"...she's a fiery, little thing," said the seer...  "Been in some trouble. Good with children, though; authority, not so much."

--Sara raised her hand as if she intended to strike Mara.  "You ignominious witch."

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Sarah

Marissa

Innocent and trusting, this little girl finds herself a continued pawn in the battle for new recruits. But will her value plummet, and who will take her, if she is found to have no power?

The little girl who never had anything continues to love and trust her mother, no matter how many times the woman sells and acquires her daughter.

--Marissa's sandy blonde hair matted, and her hazel eyes appeared more colorful than usual from the intermittent tears as she sulked in her undersized, but over-worn clothes.

--"My mom's coming back.  I knew she'd come back for me."

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Marissa