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Maya

Maya is the youngest of the Greymantle sisters, appearing to be no more than eight years old. She is a cute little thing with long golden-blonde hair, bright blue eyes, and big dimples on either side of her mouth. Maya has a bubbly personality; she is playful, talkative, energetic, and easily distracted.

 

The young Maya loves pretty things, and is especially proud of her shiny new white dress with the little blue bow. She also loves to sing and dance. Maya is forever spinning around in circles, a happy tune on her lips. She hopes one day to be a bard and to study at the Bardic College in Lukescros.

 

Maya has two older sisters, Ruka and Ves. Both appear to be in their teens, Ruka about fifteen and Ves eighteen. The sisters claim to be the daughters of Rodric Greymantle, a famous wizard that disappeared nearly one hundred years ago, at the end of the Thrall Wars. They tell Glo, Lloyd, and Aksel that after the war, Rodric married their mother, Yatharia, and moved to the Glittering Isles, living a quiet life ever since.

 

Their declaration is supported by the fact that all three sisters have unusual talents. First, and foremost, they are very at home in the water. They can breathe underwater, swim as fast as any fish, and talk to marine animals. On their way to the Cape Marlin lighthouse, Maya and Ruka stop off and have a “conversation” with a pod of dolphins. A short while later, while salvaging the sunken ships, the girls are underwater for hours, gliding through the deep so fast that Lloyd and Martan cannot keep up with them.

Maya also proves to be nigh-invulnerable. When the companions first enter Cape Marlin light, rocks come hurtling down from the darkness above. A huge rock, the size of Maya’s head, strikes the young girl square in the shoulder. Glolindir winces at the sight, expecting the young girl’s arm to be shattered. Yet the large rock merely

hits her and crumbles, Maya shrugging it off as if it were nothing.

 

After the battle in the lighthouse, the lady-like Ves unwittingly displays inhuman strength. She lifts the beached rowboat they had traveled in with one hand, setting it back down in the water as if it were as light as a feather. Glo, Lloyd, and Aksel are all dumbfounded by the feat, but Ves sidesteps any discussion of the incident, citing a promise she had made not to discuss the sisters’ true nature.

 

Later that same day, some dangerous events occur, forcing the sisters to reveal at least part of their secret. Maya and her sisters are actually shape-shifters. Ves proves this by changing her form into a giant eagle, and flying Aksel over to the mainland in search of their lost golem, the Boulder.

 

On the journey home from Cape Marlin, the companions have a run-in with a copper dragon. Though it turns out to be friendly, the creature is searching for its ‘charges,’ three young blonde sisters. Glo and the others choose to not give the girls away, but afterwards the elven wizard confronts them. Ves confesses that they are runaways, that their father has disappeared and they are searching for him against their family’s wishes.

 

The girls are beside themselves with worry. The companions ultimately decide to help the sisters find their father. The sisters, in turn, promise to aid them in their endeavors. Thus, a friendship is formed between the companions and the sisters, a fortuitous relationship for much danger lays in wait for all of them in the dark days ahead.

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