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Mischievous Rain was the strange and powerful sorceress who commanded the forces of the Lady's Empire in Port of Shadows. She was allegedly one of the new Taken, apparently enslaved by the Lady at some point during the 6 years between the Battle of Charm (the end of the first chronicle) and the Black Company's mission in Tally (the opening of the second). Believed by Croaker to have been a transformed Tides Elba, some later historians claimed the identity of Mischievous Rain may have been assumed by the Lady, either in whole or in part.

Port of Shadows[]

When Mischievous Rain first arrived in Aloe, she brought with her the strange twin children Baku, and Shin and a three-eyed cat, Ankou. She claimed the children were hers by Croaker, but Croaker came to believe that they and Ankou were demonic creatures bound into the Taken's service. After the Lady's Empire breached the granite castle in the middle of the Ghost Country, the woman Laissa was discovered. Laissa, formerly one of the four Senjak sisters, recognized Mischievous Rain, indicating the Taken was in fact a member of the Senjak family and could have been the Lady. Mischievous Rain also inexplicably knew Croaker's birth name, and introduced him to Laissa as her husband.

After all the buried sorcerers within the Ghost Country were wiped out and the threat of the Port of Shadows – a prophesied woman who would conceive the Dominator's reincarnation – was defeated, the Black Company and most of the people of Aloe gradually lost any memory of Mischievous Rain. They seemed to be subjected to a powerful spell, cast by an unspecified person with high-magnitude sorcery, to erase everyone's ability to recollect their time in this region.

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