Orie Strand XVII
Grand Marshal Malke
The younger sister of
Spence, Solei Gale was a quiet, beautiful child. The shock-white
hair she shared with her brother helped mark her as “different” to a
superstitious community, but it was her talents that isolated her
from nearly everyone but her immediate family.
Her parents and
brother learned very early on that Solei could see past the eyes and
into the heart of anyone she encountered. Almost as soon as she
could speak, she claimed to know many things that had not yet come to
pass. Fearless, open, and painfully honest, Solei became regarded
as a child to be avoided by the other children in their town.
When their mother was murdered by a forest predator, Spence found
himself in the role as protector and playmate to a heartbroken
child. Soon, no one could claim to be closer to Solei than Spence.
She was nine when Spence lost both Solei and their father in a
tragedy that would drive him far away from his home.
in this story, however, is not yet over.