Huntress, storyteller and elder

Dewshine, swift and graceful as a deer, is the most agile and free-spirited of the Wolfriders—and that takes some doing! She has a beautiful voice, full of melody and laughter. Song and dance are passions with her and she has a talent for mimicking birdsong. Dewshine trained with Pike in the art of storytelling.

As youngsters and age-mates, she and Scouter became lovemates, but Dewshine came to Recognition unexpectedly, with the shape-changed Glider, Tyldak. Their interactions were spied upon by Winnowill, who thereby learned Dewshine’s soul name and put it mercilessly to use in controlling her, making an already difficult Recognition even more complicated.

After the Wolfriders prevailed over Winnowill’s machinations and Dewshine and Tyldak accepted and fulfilled the demands of Recognition, they ultimately returned to the woods and Scouter adopted the resulting child, Windkin, as his own. When most of the Wolfriders left on a quest to investigate the source of a mysterious psychic cry, Dewshine and Scouter remained in the Sun Village to raise Windkin in peace.

Millenia later, when Dewshine and Scouter rejoined the Wolfrider tribe, it was Dewshine’s turn to watch her lovemate find Recognition, with Tyleet. Dewshine saw things differently than Scouter had: having tasted the joys of Recognition herself, she felt nothing but happiness for them and and was eager to establish a loving three-mating. All voluntarily exchanged soul names—a significant step considering Dewshine’s encounters with Winnowill—cementing the bond. The threesome raised their son Pool into happy adulthood and are now part of Chieftess Ember’s Wolfriders.


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