MEET THE CHARACTERS OF MINE
Ever since they were young, BLAZE has been tinkering, designing, and making things. A teen unburdened by gender binaries, Blaze is older than their sister Mia, but you might not know it by how much they look up to her. Unlike Mia, Blaze has a hard time connecting with people, preferring instead the company of their inventions. Blaze has an intuitive and powerful relationship to the water, which they only begin to understand as they stubbornly try to figure out what’s causing it to fail.
Charming and self-possessed, 12-year old MIA is Beau Voda’s youngest Elder. She’s such a precocious pre-teen, that some mistake her for Blaze’s older sister. While silly and playful most of the time, she takes duties as an Elder seriously and wants to serve her community well under the guidance of her mentor, Eustis. Having a rebellious sibling like Blaze can make this difficult.
As Beau Voda’s Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, EUSTIS is one of the most powerful elders and Mia’s mentor. Charismatic and stubborn, he is dedicated to “protecting and preserving” Beau Voda’s way of life, which he sees as threatened by the waves of newcomers that have sought out the community to start a new life. His motives are good, but his methods are questionable.