Cast

Lady Uru

Our authoress, 31 at the start of our story and the second daughter of an old noble family. She was married at 17 and had her twins at 21. Her birthday is May 25. She has one surviving elder sister and no living parents.

Lieutenant Lord Uru Sechi (Sev)

Sev is married to our author. He is an infamous lieutenant of the Imperial Army and a minor lord. He holds no lands, but owns a house in the city and a horse that against all odds has managed to survive a decade of war. He is 34 at the beginning of the story, and his birthday is August 30. He was his father’s youngest child, his only child by his second wife. He has no living parents, and one living elder brother, who is married with children.

Young Lord Uru Pang

The only son of this branch of the Uru family. Pen’s twin, with a birthday on January 14. 9 years old at the start of the story.

Young Lady Uru Pen

The only daughter of this branch of the Uru family. Pang’s twin, with a birthday on January 14. 9 years old at the start of the story.

Heiye

A male slave, approximately 13 at the start of the story. He has been a slave almost since he can remember. His parents, farmers, were named Soji and Yana. His birthday is in the autumn, at harvest season.