Narrator: Knocks him into an uneasy sleep. What's he thinking? Well let me see if I've got this straight. I only heard it once. Once there was a normal Ura girl. But she wasn't born in the Tazal Terminals like the rest of her people. See was from Caelondia. Her folks were orphaned in the war, taken in and raised inside the City, on condition they would never return to the Terminals. Ura refugees who came into the City had to stay for life. It was a way to reduce the risk of City secrets leaking out. Her mama passed away from birthing complications, leaving the girl trapped inside that City with no one but her father.
Her father was sharper than a Brusher's pike, so he got a job working for the City's Mancers. His daughter barely saw him. Her father told her nothing of her Ura heritage. He told her nothing of the Mancers. "It's for your own good", he said. She took to studying the arts. Learned more through music than history books. Gained a knack for strings and songs. At first, she tried to be like other girls. But her classmates spread word that her father was an Ura traitor selling out the City. One young man stood up for her, or so he led her to believe. He knew much of her heritage, and she grew fond of him. The young man convinced her to take him to her family den to meet her father. Spoke of how he wanted to meet a man from the Terminals.