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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===Early life===
 
Rosethorn was born and raised in a family of farmers in [[Anderran]]. When bandits raided her village, the trees and plants defended her, which led to her father and brothers discovering her green magic. Her effect on the crops benefitted her family financially, and Rosethorn has said that her father loved the money she brought in, rather than her herself.
 
Rosethorn was born and raised in a family of farmers in [[Anderran]]. When bandits raided her village, the trees and plants defended her, which led to her father and brothers discovering her green magic. Her effect on the crops benefitted her family financially, and Rosethorn has said that her father loved the money she brought in, rather than her herself.
   
It is not known how Rosethorn became a novice or came to Winding Circle, but during her novitiate she worked closely and competitively with [[Crane]]. There is frequent speculation about the natureof their relationship at this point, although canon does not indicate that they were romantically involved before or during their sexual relationship. It's also not known when she met Lark, or how their relationship progressed prior to canon.
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At some time during her life she visited [[Lightsbridge]] and studied at the [[Lightsbridge University|university]]. Presumably this was before she became a dedicate. At the university Rosethorn first met Crane.
   
Rosethorn spent four years traveling with her former student, [[Briar Moss]], joined shortly by his student, [[Evumeimei Dingzai]]. They visited [[Chammur]], where Evvy joined them, Yanjing and Gyongxe, where they were caught in a war-zone when the Emperor of Yanjing occupied Gyongxe. Upon their return to [[Summersea]], Rosethorn did not show the same signs of post-traumatic stress disorder that Briar did.
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It is not known how Rosethorn became a novice or came to Winding Circle, but during her novitiate she worked closely and competitively with Crane. There is frequent speculation about the nature of their relationship at this point, although canon does not indicate that they were romantically involved before or during their sexual relationship. It's also not known when she met Lark, or how their relationship progressed prior to canon.
   
Rosethorn has appeared in ''[[Melting Stones]]'', a book taking place at the same time as ''The Will of the Empress'', in the course of which she and Evvy have travel to the Battle Islands together. The book has been released in audio format in the summer of 2007, and in print in 2008.
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===Caretaker of Discipline===
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By 1035 KF Rosethorn has progressed to being accounted as a great mage and member of the Winding Circle Initiate Council, which takes part in the decision-making process for the temple and also supervises the abidance by the laws governing mages accredited by Winding Circle or Lightsbridge. By that time she has also become the second caretaker of [[Discipline]] cottage along with Lark and both have gained a reputation of taking young mages in. In the middle of [[Goose Moon]] of that year Sandrilene fa Toren—an orphaned [[Emelan]]ese noble—, Trisana Chandler—a [[Capchen]]ite merchant's daughter—, Daja Kisubo—an outcast [[Trader]]— and Briar Moss—a boy from the streets of [[Hajra]]—came to Discipline. Rosethorn immediately realizes Briar's green magic by the reactions of her plants to his arrival. Thus she takes him on as her student.
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In spring the following year Rosethorn and Briar discover the first victim of a new plague, the [[blue pox]]. After the quarantine is lifted Rosethorn works intensively with Crane to discover the cure. However, she contracts the disease and her health degenerates quickly. Thus even the administration of the cure can't save her anymore, because the fever has already taken its toll from her. Rosethorn only survives through Briar and his three housemates, who refuse to let her die and save her magically by follwing Rosethorn to the afterlife and bringing her back. But although she survives the preceding seizure has left her with some damage for her brain activity stopped for some time. She regains her speech after some time, although it isn't as clear as before.
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===Travels===
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In 1039 KF Rosethorn and Briar leave Winding Circle for traveling and giving Briar a change to learn how foreign gardeners and mages handle things. In autumn that year they stop at [[Chammur]], where they are joined by [[Evumeimei Dingzai]], Briar's first student. There Rosethorn helps the local farmes, who have great difficulties because of bad crops. The land had been cultivated for too many years and is tired. Thus Rosethorn grows special seeds for them, putting her magic in them and giving the locals a good storage. While staying in Chammur Rosethorn also has quite a stern talk with the local stone mage [[Jebilu Stoneslicer]], who initially refuses to take Evvy on as his student, although this would be his responsibility. After Rosethorn reminds him of his duty and of the laws laid down by Lightsbridge and the Winding Circle Initiate Council Stoneslicer accepts his duty and it is Evvy who refuses to be taught by him.
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After staying for some weeks in Chammur they continued their travels. They also visited [[Yanjing]] and [[Gyongxe]], where they were caught in a war-zone when the Emperor of Yanjing occupied Gyongxe. Upon their return to [[Summersea]] in 1041 KF, Rosethorn did not show the same signs of post-traumatic stress disorder that Briar did. By then Rosethorn had to share Discipline with Lark, her new student [[Comas]] and Evvy. When Tris returns the following year she brings them another charge, the young [[Glakisa Irakory]].
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At some time in 1042 KF Rosethorn is called away from Winding Circle to investigate the plant-dying in the [[Battle Islands]]. She takes Evvy with her because the girl has caused some trouble at Winding Circle.
   
 
==Physical description==
 
==Physical description==
Rosethorn has dark brown eyes<ref name=sb1>''[[Sandry's Book]]'', Cp. 4 (p. 67; Scholastic paperback)</ref> and auburn hair which she wears short. She is described as being a handspan taller than Briar, who is at that time five feet tall. Rosethorn is broad shouldered, has long legs and a broad, firm jaw.<ref name=sb2>''[[Sandry's Book]]'', Cp. 4 (p. 69; Scholastic paperback)</ref> She normally works barefoot and usually wears the dark green robe of an Earth dedicate.<ref name="sb3"/>
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Rosethorn has dark brown eyes<ref name=sb1>''[[Sandry's Book]]'', Cp. 4 (p. 67; Scholastic paperback)</ref> with delicate eyebrows<ref>''[[Tris's Book]]'', Cp. 4 (p. 47; Scholastic paperback)</ref> and auburn hair which she wears short. She is described as being a handspan taller than Briar, who is at that time five feet tall. Rosethorn is broad shouldered, has long legs and a broad, firm jaw.<ref name=sb2>''[[Sandry's Book]]'', Cp. 4 (p. 69; Scholastic paperback)</ref> She normally works barefoot and usually wears the dark green robe of an Earth dedicate.<ref name="sb3"/>
   
 
==Skills and abilities==
 
==Skills and abilities==

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Rosethorn
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Briar: "She's not so bad, is she? I mean, she's not sweet, like Lark, but she has her good side."
Tris: "You must be the only person in all Winding Circle who would say that."
Briar and Tris refering to Rosethorn[src]

Rosethorn (born Niva, surname unknown) is a dedicate in Winding Circle temple and an ambient green mage. As a mage she belongs to the great mages; as a temple dedicate she worships Mila of the Grain[1]. She was the primary teacher, and later traveling companion, of Briar Moss, as well as secondary caretaker to him and his foster-sisters, Daja Kisubo, Trisana Chandler and Sandrilene fa Toren. Rosethorn is bisexual and polyamorous; she has a committed, long-term relationship with Lark and a more causal sexual relationship with Crane, her occassional colleague.[2]

Biography

Early life

Rosethorn was born and raised in a family of farmers in Anderran. When bandits raided her village, the trees and plants defended her, which led to her father and brothers discovering her green magic. Her effect on the crops benefitted her family financially, and Rosethorn has said that her father loved the money she brought in, rather than her herself.

At some time during her life she visited Lightsbridge and studied at the university. Presumably this was before she became a dedicate. At the university Rosethorn first met Crane.

It is not known how Rosethorn became a novice or came to Winding Circle, but during her novitiate she worked closely and competitively with Crane. There is frequent speculation about the nature of their relationship at this point, although canon does not indicate that they were romantically involved before or during their sexual relationship. It's also not known when she met Lark, or how their relationship progressed prior to canon.

Caretaker of Discipline

By 1035 KF Rosethorn has progressed to being accounted as a great mage and member of the Winding Circle Initiate Council, which takes part in the decision-making process for the temple and also supervises the abidance by the laws governing mages accredited by Winding Circle or Lightsbridge. By that time she has also become the second caretaker of Discipline cottage along with Lark and both have gained a reputation of taking young mages in. In the middle of Goose Moon of that year Sandrilene fa Toren—an orphaned Emelanese noble—, Trisana Chandler—a Capchenite merchant's daughter—, Daja Kisubo—an outcast Trader— and Briar Moss—a boy from the streets of Hajra—came to Discipline. Rosethorn immediately realizes Briar's green magic by the reactions of her plants to his arrival. Thus she takes him on as her student.

In spring the following year Rosethorn and Briar discover the first victim of a new plague, the blue pox. After the quarantine is lifted Rosethorn works intensively with Crane to discover the cure. However, she contracts the disease and her health degenerates quickly. Thus even the administration of the cure can't save her anymore, because the fever has already taken its toll from her. Rosethorn only survives through Briar and his three housemates, who refuse to let her die and save her magically by follwing Rosethorn to the afterlife and bringing her back. But although she survives the preceding seizure has left her with some damage for her brain activity stopped for some time. She regains her speech after some time, although it isn't as clear as before.

Travels

In 1039 KF Rosethorn and Briar leave Winding Circle for traveling and giving Briar a change to learn how foreign gardeners and mages handle things. In autumn that year they stop at Chammur, where they are joined by Evumeimei Dingzai, Briar's first student. There Rosethorn helps the local farmes, who have great difficulties because of bad crops. The land had been cultivated for too many years and is tired. Thus Rosethorn grows special seeds for them, putting her magic in them and giving the locals a good storage. While staying in Chammur Rosethorn also has quite a stern talk with the local stone mage Jebilu Stoneslicer, who initially refuses to take Evvy on as his student, although this would be his responsibility. After Rosethorn reminds him of his duty and of the laws laid down by Lightsbridge and the Winding Circle Initiate Council Stoneslicer accepts his duty and it is Evvy who refuses to be taught by him.

After staying for some weeks in Chammur they continued their travels. They also visited Yanjing and Gyongxe, where they were caught in a war-zone when the Emperor of Yanjing occupied Gyongxe. Upon their return to Summersea in 1041 KF, Rosethorn did not show the same signs of post-traumatic stress disorder that Briar did. By then Rosethorn had to share Discipline with Lark, her new student Comas and Evvy. When Tris returns the following year she brings them another charge, the young Glakisa Irakory.

At some time in 1042 KF Rosethorn is called away from Winding Circle to investigate the plant-dying in the Battle Islands. She takes Evvy with her because the girl has caused some trouble at Winding Circle.

Physical description

Rosethorn has dark brown eyes[3] with delicate eyebrows[4] and auburn hair which she wears short. She is described as being a handspan taller than Briar, who is at that time five feet tall. Rosethorn is broad shouldered, has long legs and a broad, firm jaw.[5] She normally works barefoot and usually wears the dark green robe of an Earth dedicate.[1]

Skills and abilities

Rosethorn is a very good gardener and skilled green mage. She has even managed to grow tomatoes at Winding Circle, although noone else has managed this so far; not even Crane in his greenhouse.[6] She has also been the most successful of all the gardeners around the Pebbled Sea at growing new plants from the far side of the Endless Ocean like beans, corn and clover plants[7].

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sandry's Book, Cp. 4 (p. 68; Scholastic paperback)
  2. Sheroes-Central; "TP, I heard that in your new book that you have a gay c..."; January 2004
  3. Sandry's Book, Cp. 4 (p. 67; Scholastic paperback)
  4. Tris's Book, Cp. 4 (p. 47; Scholastic paperback)
  5. Sandry's Book, Cp. 4 (p. 69; Scholastic paperback)
  6. Sandry's Book, Cp. 4 (p. 70; Scholastic paperback)
  7. Street Magic, Cp. 6 (p. 111; Scholastic paperback)

See also

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