Okay, I got a little bored today and decided to work on Wenda's profile, and have finished it. I would now like to claim Selmar
, and aim to have her complete by February 15 :) Edit:
I've now completed Selmar as well :)
Wenda is Councilman Noviny
’s granddaughter. She is a healer, though not a Misfit
and she tends Darius
whilst he is in Saithwold
. She uses herb lore
. Her grandfather did not tell her what he had heard and seen regarding Malik
and his plans (The Stone Key
, page 97). Wenda does the shopping for her household once every sevenday. She lent Elspeth
a skirt and shirt, and went with her into town.
Wenda is described as a peaceful companion and was touched by Gahltha
’s devotion to Elspeth (TSK
, page 113). Wenda knew that her grandfather kept a secret, and she hoped that Elspeth could help him since he had told her it. She moves gracefully, and does not feel awkward in a skirt like Elspeth does.
When Elspeth is ‘forced’ to go and see Vos
, Wenda protests against it, insisting Elspeth be allowed to return with her, then she decided she would accompany Elspeth when Kevrik
did not change his mind. Elspeth had to coerce her to leave without her (TSK
, page 121).
Wenda was taken prisoner by Vos along with Noviny, Khuria
, Darius, Zarak
and the horses. The rest of the animals, two maidservants and a man were killed. Elspeth and Kevrik release Wenda and the others, sending them back to the carriage, and from there to the abandoned cloister. Whilst there she continued to tend to Darius, whose condition had grown worse. She gave Dameon
some salve to ease his saddle sore.
Unknown, described as a young woman (The Stone Key
, page 92).
Granddaughter of Councilman Noviny.
Not a Misfit, however she is a skilled herb lorist.
“Wenda” from English meaning “white wave” or “comely”.
Selmar woke Elspeth
the morning after she arrived. She told Elspeth that she had come to warn her about ‘them’. When asked who she is, she said she is nothing anymore (Obernewtyn
, page 66). She said she is not an orphan, but she is a Misfit
. Elspeth discovered that her mind is a charred wreckage; that she is on the brink of madness, but that Selmar was also someone she could have liked. She panicked when she felt Elspeth in her mind and pleaded that she didn’t know anything. She was afraid of Ariel
She slept in the same room as Elspeth, had more freedom than others and often didn’t go to her bed at all. Once when she runs into Elspeth she acts as if she’s been hurt and thinks Elspeth means to hurt her. When Elspeth mentions Ariel’s name she screams. Rushton
comes along and calms her tenderly. Louis Larkin
described her as once being the hope of Obernewtyn
, page 109).
She attempted to escape with the Norselander twins
, but was apparently not caught at the same time as them. When Elspeth heard that she asked Louis about her, but he would not answer and flew into a rage. Ariel was the one who went after Selmar. Louis told Elspeth later that Selmar had not escaped but was probably being treated again. Elspeth realises that Selmar’s mind was destroyed by the treatments.
When Elspeth saw Selmar next she looked like a walking corpse. She had been led in to the hall by Ariel, and just sat and stared blankly (Obernewtyn
, page 154). The second night that Elspeth broke into the Doctor
’s chamber Selmar came in from outside with Madam Vega
, Ariel and Alexi. Alexi openly admitted to having ruined Selmar, in search of a map to weaponmachines
Selmar tried to escape again, but Ariel shot her so she couldn’t run and set his wolves
loose, resulting in her death.
Rushton later tells Elspeth that Selmar had a hunger to know everything, whatever the cost (Obernewtyn
, page 196). Selmar had once told Rushton and his friends that she had been taken away from Obernewtyn to a cave
Some years younger than Elspeth
as she could apparently talk to people in their minds.
Misfit at Obernewtyn before Elspeth arrived; once considered the hope of Obernewtyn, before her mind was destroyed by Alexi.
The name 'Selmar' may have been derived from the Celtic 'Selma' meaning 'comely', or the Egyptian 'Selma' meaning 'secure', or from the German/Dutch/Spanish/Italian name 'Anselma' meaning 'God's helmet/protection'.