FB: It’s just as well that Byron only started his Axemas shopping about three hours ago, or Best would’ve been getting some hastily re-labeled spellbooks or grappling hooks. (Shout-out to my wife, who tends to start her holiday shopping on January 2 or thenabouts.)

Syr’Nj was an arguable outcast when we first met her: alone in a nation that hated her and at odds with her father, who ruled her home. She was much less of an outcast after her father died, her mother took over, her sister joined her in the Peacemakers, and she became a Head of House.

So it was nice of her to get kicked out and nearly assassinated by the Gastonian government, just in time for Byron’s “We’re all outcasts or orphans” speech to land.