Shortly after losing her unborn child to Apocrythan's scythe, God-Slayer, Lavenza is taken by her friends, Izdriel and Azukriel to "see the city and forget her sorrows". After visiting Lorel, they end up wandering out of the city's boundaries into a rural area. They come across a wrecked house....a
nd a child who was smeared in Shadow Creature blood. Lavenza figures out what happened pretty quickly, and, as she feels extremely sorry for her, takes Guinevere home. The child gets attached to her almost instantly, and so Lavenza keeps her.