Tiva here is an element dancer, another inhabitant of the country my friend (the talented Cryssi Thompson, Elfwooder) and I invented. She was traveling with her mentor, a fire-dancer named Akuzan, a rather nasty man. He was a bit of an, er, rapist. o___O;;; Luckily for Tiva, he was brutally murdered by Messiah, a Drow bounty hunter under the command of the Watchful, a heinous anti-magic group. Messiah's not a bad guy, he was just possessed at the time. He and Tiva are on good terms now. Tiva is based on Kazah and Akuzan is based on Talvair, both characters created by the outrageously creative Melanie Gallant.