Markal Go is 34; Abina & Kenda zan-Avira are 10; Moluu zan-Ace is 7
The last few months had been hard on Markal's family.
Abina had lost her sight last winter, and Aralata and Kitira had left for Teal Camp not long after the first spring thaws. The family was still struggling with a lack of food and resources from a fire just before the older twins moved out. They'd had help from the rest of the tribe, but even with two fewer mouths to feed it was clear that they barely had enough to get by. Markal's mother, who had come from SimNation as a young woman, would have called them "broke".
And then, less than a month ago, Zade had walked out. After that, it felt like nothing would ever recover.