Candidata Arcana from the Wittenberg Academy and junior witch. She moved to
Clwyd-Rhan at the end of the Guðrún storyline, to continue her magical
studies. She was educated at Wittenberg, where despite being rather bookish and
studious, she got herself in a lot of trouble with two of her friends on a regular
basis. She is a very keen witch with an explosive temper and a strong desire to prove
herself. Warning: It is probably unwise to take that "Maiden, Mother,
Crone" stuff too literally where Kra is concerned.
Krakatoa's far-reaching ambitions and experimental approach make her a forerunner
of modern scientists. Specifically the ones who get hauled before an ethics committee
by their professional organisations.
Kra's mother, a certified seeress, named
her daughter after some future
event which, she later explained, "will mean unto the world what you
mean unto your father and me". Kra thinks it must have something to do
with peace for all mankind or cosmic harmony.
She first met up with the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Iceland, where she was fending off
attacks by Alcydia's wolfmen and ambushes by her employer, the Baron von
Fieffelfalsfaffel, the Witch Queen's ambassador in
strong-headed girl and a quick hand with a codfish, her relationship
with the rogues was necessarily somewhat turbulent in the beginning.
However, she earned their respect after aiding Atra (goading
really) in demolishing Alcydia's castle. She's since come with the gang
to Clwyd-Rhan to study traditional witchery under Atra, with a view to
later returning to Wittenberg to work on her doctoral thesis,
tentatively named "The Rustic Witch: Earth Mother, Midwife or Drunken
Slob?" Thanks to her liaisons with the gang, Kra struck up a deep
friendship with Kel (interrupted by the obligatory bashing
each other around the ears with broomsticks) and has twice come to unfavourable notice
from the Witch Queen. Not that she wouldn't have managed the latter
without aid. She's just gone about it a bit quicker.
Since her arrival in Clwyd-Rhan, Kra has turned her mind to inventing magical
gadgets. Her portable crystal balls, powered by a short, simple blessing and capable
of being used by non-witches, are a great success.
Kra was hit by the rejuvenation spell that Guðrún used to facilitate the birth of Ragna's son. Fortunately, she only lost a few years, and her
temper. The Queen patched things up visually, for reasons that few would dare ask her
(Created by Geir Strøm and Daniel Østvold, Kra is on loan, so to speak.
Thanks to Geir for the biographical information)
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