Poe for Hogwarts sorting?
Hiravias - my boy is a purest Ravenclaw. If you ask him what motivates his journeys, he literally tells you it’s a nature research (finding and sketching new plants and animals, learning how they work), his quest is basically him choosing between two ways of seeking knowledge - a direct, blunt hunt or collecting and combining more subtle hints and learning to see deeper knowledge. He’s also intelligent, quick-thinking, rational and curiosity-driven, so no real question there.
Palegina - huh, tough one. 50\50 between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. Definitely loyal to the community and put it’s good before her own, but also kind of arrogant enough and sticks to her ideals like Gryffindor. Putting her in Gryffindor purely because Neville was from it too.
Eder - uh, I hate going by “elimination” route, but I have too, I guess. Not Gryffindor, his ideals and moral compass are non-existent, not searching for knowledge like Ravenclaw, very much at odds with his community and not motivated to repair it, so no Hufflepuff. Slytherin is the closest fit, since Eder always looks out for himself first, shrewd, but very clannish. Also kind of racist, so that fits too.
Grieving Mother - this is what a creepy Hufflepuff looks like, I guess? She’s definitely motivated by helping the community.
Durance - oh my god, this sweatball. Easy tho, Gryffindor. Brash, prone to action before thinking, irrational, tempretantial, judgemental, sees world in black and white, loves to stereotype. Totally brave too, you have to give him that. Also, imagine if before dying Dumbledore made a public announcement that went “Stay strong people… And FUCK gryffindor! Fucking assholes!” Gryffindor would go through exactly same faith struggles that Durance goes through.
Aloth - another tough one. Aloth is… not much of anything and isn’t really strongly motivated. Not brave idealist, not knowledge-seeker, not really community-giver too. I’d say Slytherin, in the end. He’s not very ambitious, but he’s motivated by finding a place for *himself* first. We know that Slytherins bundle up easily to be led by someone they think deserves to lead, and Aloth really wanted to be led too. Also, it takes a special kind of person to end up in a secret evil society.
Kana is complex. He’s an idealist enough for ten Gryffindors, he is a scholar and seeker of knowledge - he literally traveled the world to uncover lost texts, so good foundation for Ravenclaw too. But in the end, if you ask him what he values the most, he says “open-mindedness and loyalty”, his ideals and search for knowledge are motivated by desire to help his nation. So Hufflepuff.