Age: About eighteen years old.
Role in the story: Main character's friend.
Parents: Harppolde and Zenta.
Place of birth: Waklei, the Eastern Tribe.
Skills: Rock-climbing/scaling (grippy frog-like fingers), taming wild animals (kesques being a favorite).
What she fears most: Feeling torn between two worlds (literally), Avis fears never being able to find a stable place that feels like home.
Something that motivates her: When something turns into a competition, Avis is suddenly very determined to put everything she has into the project, whatever it is. She is always eager to prove herself.
Other: Avis' wide-eyed stare can be somewhat disconcerting. Many of her physical characteristics can be attributed to the traits she inherited from her father, Harpollde. On the planet where her father came from, Ersta (referring again to "the Sword in the Sky" map), everyone has large brightly colored eyes that are completely round and have almost no whites - sort of like cat eyes. Erstans are stretched broader from shoulder to shoulder, wider from temple to temple (making space for their humongous eyes), and have slightly bulbous finger-tips. Avis has been told on occasion by her father that she looks a lot like his youngest sister. However, she has her Waklein mother's olive complexion and silvery hair and eyes... as opposed to her father's dark brown hair and vivid purple eyes.