The mayor of Kindling, having been elected in the place of her deceased father. Her husband, a stonemason, is often away on business and is currently at work on Prince-Bishop Leonard III’s palace. Mayor Hooper desires nothing more than to live at court and to be a civilized and sophisticated noblewoman; this is reflected in the elaborate court dress she wears at every Flight Festival. In order to fund her ambitions, she is in the process of negotiating to allow illegal logging and hunting in the Fyrewood.

Dr. Ethelred has been forcing Mayor Ethelred, 60 years his junior, into a relationship by threatening her position. This has been kept secret from both her husband and Dr. Ethelred’s fifth wife.

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