[quote:b2c4891d16]Of course, that belies the whole aspect of Venka's apparent "mission", to humble her father, but that happened after she was born, until then she was a means to strengthen the Go-Backs. [/quote:b2c4891d16]
Wasn't more of Khavi's idea that Venka's "mission" should be to take care of Rayek? She wasn't born with any sort of "Rayek humbling" powers, though certainly the power that she was born with could do that. Venka also took it upon herself to help out the Go-Backs; she wasn't born with any special powers specifically for that job.
What I meant was more along the lines of, say, Pool. He was born with the ability to "feel out" Winnowill's bad magic, which, in a place full of her creatures, was specific to the needs surrounding the tribe at his birth.