the daughter of Wilhem, a xeno-archaeologist, and Collaine, a
holo-novelist. She was raised on various planets where her father had
digs, experiencing many different cultures. When she was a
teenager, the family returned to Earth, settling in
San Francisco. Ghetsuhm and her sister Jellhi left home and
entered the city's underworld. Their experiences
culminated in the kidnap and rape of both girls,
whereupon Ghetsuhm fled to the Terran Interstellar Fleet Academy.
Her career was
distinguished, in part because of her influence on her
superior officers. Starting in anthropology, she enjoyed success as a diplomat, because her upbringing
meant she was free from any cultural prejudices. Eventually,
this stage of her life ended as badly as the last. Her colleague and
lover Andrel, knowing she didn't love him and had other lovers,
committed suicide. She fled the Fleet and headed for Turhanja,
the homeworld of her mother's people, where she was taught the Ways of Joy,
and healed. She determined, though, that she would never hurt
another as she had hurt Andrel, and she would never allow another
to fall in love with her.
a competant fighter, both with the beam weapons she was originally trained
to use, and with the twin shortswords she picked up later. She has no
love for combat, and will avoid it if she can, which doesn't mean she's not
agressive when pushed. She will only fight to protect others. She is
physically strong for her build, and trained in unarmed combat and the use
of pressure points.
Part of the
training her mother's people gave her has given her an unusual and
occasionally quite handy ability. Ghetsuhm can sense emotions as
vibrations in the air. Each emotion can be distinguished in force and
type by the strength and frequency of the vibrations. She can not sense
emotions in people, or read people's hearts. In exceptional
circumstances, Ghetsuhm can also change the nature of the emotional
vibrations of an area. This is a rare ability requiring both
detachment, and the capacity to feel and project very strong emotion.
The process is extremely draining and leaves her vulnerable to influence and
physically ill, so
it is not just for moral reasons that Ghet will almost never do this.
bondings to Y'Roden and Galain, Ghet has learned to use both S'Hean and Elen
magic. She lost her S'Hean abilities after parting from Ro, but his
blood in her veins ensured they returned, along with the need to return to
S'Hea to ground herself. She can cast portals, create basic items, and
received Venus' Blessing. The goddess considers her an accolyte.
Ghet bears the mark of a dove at the very top of her thigh, which burns when
the power is used. The Blessing is like a Siren call, which Ghet
cannot entirely control. Basically, she becomes powerfully sexually
attractive to people who can see her.