A few words about Mehri; she is part of Felix and Amelia’s acrobatic act, and likes to act as troupe counselor. Her race, the Betula, are amphibious and originated in an island chain north of Arcula. The membranes that Mehri is referring to secrete a mucus-like substance that has a psychoactive effect on most humanoid lifeforms. Members of the species with many visible membranes tend to be stronger, and more likely able to direct the thoughts and emotions of the affected target. Mehri’s brother Eyal (who sadly, never comes into the story) is particularly strong, and works as a sort of fortune teller for the troupe.
Hopefully this information was handy. I seriously enjoy thinking about and planning out all the little background details, particularly side characters! Unfortunately, this type of information tends to bog down the story, so keep an eye out for extra details in the blog section.
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