So it’s been a very long time since I’ve done any real painting. I never seem to make time for it anymore, and it was only through the persuasive words of my proofreader for Chains of Memory that this painting — of his favourite character no less — got done at all.
St. Paul’s Academy in London is blessed with a number of incredibly talented individuals. Ixai Kirache is one of them. She has a talent for “figuring out how things work”. As such she is employed as the Chief Mechanic and engineering expert, where she’s quite happy locking herself away from human contact and contemplating technological advances.
What Ixai lacks in manners and etiquette she more than makes up for in skill: without her, it is possible half of London’s mechanical and electrical systems would have fallen into disrepair by now.