Today we are going to talk about Hotara. Gods, I love this woman!
She comes from another planet – but has yet to disclose the location in the Tyre Star Cluster. It’s obvious to everyone that she is an outsider because she has brilliant violet eyes – a shade not found in the star cluster. She came to Earth about 20 years before the beginning of the novel to open a bar in the village of Ballarat – off the edge of Death Valley. Ballarat is a stopping place for pilgrims on the way to the holy city of Escalante.
Hotara distills her own liquor – Coronta – from a flower she claims comes from her home planet – wherever that is. She discovered orphans Rei and Niklaryn after the murder of their parents and raised them, but promptly sent Niklaryn off to the Daer academy to train. She claimed that whoever killed Rei’s parents is still looking for her and goes out of her way to protect her foster daughter. She never revealed the identity of her hunter to Rei because she wanted to give her foster daughter as much of a normal life as possible.
When they are not working at Coronta Bar – Hotara spends her time training Rei in the art of staff fighting as well as whatever bits of knowledge the school system of Ballarat lack. She knows she is unpopular because she is unmarried and a female business owner – a notion she finds laughably archaic. However, she knows that despite their criminal backgrounds – the people of Ballarat have a very traditionalist view of family. Or their idea of tradition – as Hotara always reminds them.
She never approved of Rei’s relationships with the boys in the village, but she recognizes that Rei needs to learn these experiences for her herself.
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