Sioned’s father, a Rebman academic who specialises in the identification of artifacts. Although not part of Queen Moire’s court, he was, in his younger days, a prominent member of Queen Moins’ inner circle. He once travelled widely as part of the Rebman Academy’s archaelogical expeditions, but he settled down after marrying one of Queen Moins’ bodyguards, Florence. That they took so long to conceive Sioned was a matter for some gentle gossip. Florence died when Sioned was ten, in the brief social upheaval that followed Moins’ death.

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