| || 'Well, Amavet carried the Lara gene, so our experiment went on. For Anna Kameny, who inadvertently caused the death of both her lover and her husband, gave birth to twins while still in mourning. A boy and a girl. Their father must have been Avamet, for the baby girl was a carrier. She was named Muriel.'
'Muriel the Impure?' Sheala de Tancarville asked in astonishment.
'She became that much later.' Francesca smiled. 'At first she was Muriel the Delightful. Indeed she was a sweet, charming child. When she was fourteen they were already calling her Doe-Eyed Muriel. Many men drowned in those eyes. She was finally given in marriage to Robert, Count of Garramone.'
- On one occasion Muriel went on a journey to see her auntie in Maribor accompanied by her nursemaid. Their path took them through a forest, and in this forst lived a raucous troupe of bandits. This infamous group was led by Flynn Selms, and all the kings men had been unable to bring them to justice. Alas, such was Muriel's great misfortune that these bandits chose to attack her carriage.
- Muriel's nursemaid was old, blind and deaf. She did not wake when a tree fell in front of their carriage with a loud thud, nor when the bandits fought a fierce battle against their guardsmen. When Flynn ripped open the carriage door with his muscular arms and stepped inside, Muriel had to deal with the danger herself. "Make our guest comfortable, young lady," the old nursemaid muttered in her sleep. Muriel obediently carried out her instructions.