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Maura of Dunlath
Tortallan character
Biographical information
Nickname
Aliases
Born 440 HE
Died
Race
Nationality Tortallan
Title
Physical description
Gender Female
Height
Weight
Hair Brown
Eyes
Gift Blue
Magic
Family information
Ancestors
Grandparents
Parents Lord of Dunlath and his second wife, a commoner
Siblings Yolane of Dunlath (half-sister)
Husband
Wife
Lover
Children
Descendants
Other Belden of Dunlath (brother-in-law), Jonathan IV of Conté (pressumably third cousin)
Affiliation
Rank
Teacher
Student/s
Position Lady of Dunlath
Occupation
Affiliation Dunlath, Tortall
Bibliographical information
First mentioned '
First appeared Wolf-Speaker
Last appeared '
Latest appearance '

Maura of Dunlath (b. 440 HE[1]) was the second daughter of the previous Lord of Dunlath, from his second marriage to a commoner. Her older half-sister, Yolane ploted against the Crown, and when Maura discovered this, she ran away to tell the King. Daine and Numair, both powerful mages in their own way, helped her defeat Yolane. Maura fell heir to the entire fief after Daine defeated Yolane and made it a place where immortals, animals and humans could co-exist, with help from her guardian, Douglass of Veldine.

Maura was one of the closest relatives of King Jonathan, pressumably a third cousin.[2] She also possessed the Gift from the Conté line. However, her Gift wasn't very strong, just powerful enough to light a fire or candles.[3]

Physical description

Maura was described as being painfully plain in appearance, and about ten years old when Daine first met her. She was of a stocky build and straight brown hair.[4]

Appearances

So far Maura only appears in Wolf-Speaker and has been mentioned in passing in one of the later novels, but Tamora Pierce plans to write a novel or perhaps even a series staring Maura, the book (or first of many) to be released in 2014.[5]

Notes and references

  1. Tortallan timeline
  2. Wolf-Speaker, Cp. 3 (p. 73; Simon Pulse paperback)
  3. Wolf-Speaker, Cp. 5 (p. 153; Simon Pulse paperback)
  4. Wolf-Speaker, Cp. 2 (p. 65; Simon Pulse paperback)
  5. Tamora Pierce's webpage

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