Faryn: Endowed at birth with supernatural powers, Faryn defies the treasonous faction bent on overthrowing the fairy queen. "I wasn't stealing the orb ... besides; it's none of your business what I was doing."
Aelfwin: Determined to save her clan, Aelfwin joins with Faryn to confront the Aire. "You must remember, Mistress, never let go of my hand or my baby will surely die." Aire: Continuously plotting to subjugate the clan, the Aire, a rather pompous tyrant, imprisons Faryn. "The legend must be wrong; this mere child can't be the mistress."