Twelfth chief of the Wolfriders

Ember is the twelfth Wolfrider chief. Named for her fiery spirit as much as for her flame-red hair, Ember was destined from birth to be a leader. As a chief’s child she enjoyed the support and attention of her entire tribe. Growing up never wanting for anything bolstered her self-confidence, but it also left her a bit coddled and caused her to take her destiny as chief for granted.

As a young child, Ember was bossy yet unfailingly brave. In her teens, she didn’t always see eye-to-eye with her chief-father Cutter, but quickly learned adult responsibility when he broke tradition and thrust chieftainship upon her while he still lived.

She is now leader of half of the tribe that split off to ensure that no matter how much the world changes, no matter how many dangers threaten, at least some Wolfriders and their Way will survive. As chieftess, Ember is tasked with protecting that legacy.

It’s a heavy burden. She sometimes suffers self-doubt and it takes every bit of her strong-willed determination to protect her tribe from both external forces and internal challenges. Yet, she understands Cutter’s reason for splitting the tribe and she has firm resolve to lead her branch of the Wolfriders according to the Way. She’s chosen not seek out the magic of the Palace to rescue her from every danger, even though she can call on her twin brother Sunstream to bring it in a flash. While she respects her history, she’s no slave to tradition and old beliefs, befriending humans and trolls alike when necessary to protect her people.

With tribemates like Mender the healer, loyal Pike, huntress Dewshine, and her devoted lifemate Teir at her back, Ember is successful more often than not.

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