Cypris was locked away in a fortress tower for her safety during a series of Landweller/Seadweller wars. Her only companion was Kiojah- her very loyal palemate and nursemaid. She kept her safe and took care of her when she began to fall ill. As an Indigo, she has a bit bigger hands and is far bigger than her, even if Cypris managed to grow up.
Kiojah’s a very attentive, loving nurse, and would carry Cypris in her arms to the window so she could see the ocean, mixed her medicine and eventually Sopor to quiet her down in the end. She’d read her maid stories while Kiojah pet her hair. She loved her more than anything and Cypris loved her right back. In the end she was still petting her hair so she could fall asleep. Kiojah carried her back to the sea, and then absolutely lost her mind, slaughtering anyone who came into her path regardless of blood color until she was culled herself.
Oh! Someone asked.
Kiojah translates in Swahili to “Miracle.” Haha I am very original NOT…
Cypris is named after the Cypress tree- which is often a symbol of mourning in the Victorian era.