Family members of Thorn Estragon.

His blood relatives are mostly Iuilic, his in-laws are Aibreán, and his niece and nephew are mixed. All of them have Ceannic as their native language.

Sister and her family

Tansy Lavande

Appearances: Tansy Lavande

Thorn's sister, several years older, married to Larch with two children. The well-adjusted one, especially when it comes to their parents. Wears reading glasses.

Tansy is a geologist, and can be called up by the government to serve in geology-related emergencies, as seen in Landslide Bring Me Down.

Fan of a wacky sci-fi program whose main character is named Franklin Roosevelt.

Age (first appearance): 39

Larch Lavande

Appearances: Larch Lavande

Thorn's brother-in-law, married to Tansy. Can't out-wrestle Thorn, but keeps trying, and he'd rather lose honestly than have his ego soothed with a fake win.

He's a college choir director, which means he travels frequently with the team for performances at other schools.

Age (first appearance): 37

Hyacinth Lavande

Appearances: Hyacinth Lavande

Thorn's niece. (Significantly taller than he is; she obviously got that from Larch's side of the family.) 15 years old at story start. Very concerned about social justice: researches history, goes to protests, gets panicky when she can't figure out whether a term is offensive.

Went full-on goth not long ago. Her natural hair color is spring-green; she dyes it black to match her black makeup and all-black wardrobe.

Speaks school-level Sønska, as a fan of several Sønska-language media, including the Holger Saga.

Hyacinth is intersex, with androgen insensitivity syndrome on the X chromosome. (She got that from Tansy's side of the family.)

Age (first appearance): 15

Hawthorn Lavande

Appearances: Hawthorn Lavande

Thorn's nephew. 10 years old at story start. Has changeling syndrome. His family is used to him avoiding eye contact.

He collects historical icons, can recite lots of comic strips verbatim, will only eat a limited number of foods, and doesn't like when things get moved or changed around.

Age (first appearance): 10


Gloriosa Lavande

Appearances: Gloriosa Lavande

Larch's mother. He was her golden child, and she's never forgiven Tansy for taking him away.

Oleander Lavande

Apearances: Oleander Lavande

Larch's father. Always ready to support and back up his wife.

Lupine Lavande

Apearances: Lupine Lavande

Larch's younger sister. Shares a goth fashion sense with Hyacinth, and changeling syndrome with Hawthorn.

Linden Lavande

Apearances: Linden Lavande

Larch's younger brother. Used to be the family scapegoat.

Parents and grandparents

Clover Estragon

Appearances: Clover Estragon

Thorn's mom #1. Former member of the Ceannic Navy. Died in a famous sea-monster attack when Thorn was 17. He doesn't like to talk about it.

After marrying Plum, Clover pursued a long string of ambitious but unsuccessful business ventures, spurred on by unmedicated bipolar disorder. She lost a lot of Plum's money and spent a lot of time away from home. Eventually, no one but Thorn still believed she was going to make it big any day now.

Clover also had androgen insensitivity syndrome; she wouldn't have been able to reproduce unaided, but Plum wanted biological children, so they spent a lot of money at a magical fertility clinic. She passed the affected X chromosome on to Tansy, and a Y chromosome on to Thorn.

Plum Estragon

Appearances: Plum Estragon

Thorn's mom #2. Has worked in music, teaching, and publishing. Alive, retired.

Plum was the relatively sheltered daughter of a traditional Iuilic family; Clover was an adventurous Navy hotshot who, ah…expanded her horizons. As a young adult she became a one-hit wonder under the stage name “Ti$ha”, with the hit song “Spotlight.”

Age (first appearance): 65

Mulberry Chesnok

Appearances: Grandma Mulberry

Plum's mother, and the only one of Thorn's grandparents still alive.

Mulberry is bilingual in Ceannic and Iudish, though Plum never picked much of the latter up.

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