This is K’cina (kay see na), and she is Providence’s birth mother. She was Queen Vila’s best friend and traveled to the kingdom with her. When she was manipulated into a night with the king and became pregnant, she up and disappeared without so much as a word to anyone. It was Saga that helped her through that difficult time, taking the child and placing it with a couple in a small village who badly wanted another child. K’cina returned home to Thiator (where her and Vila were from) after that, but never has a day passed that she hasn’t thought about her daughter and wondered what has become of her. It is said, since returning, she has never once smiled.