She is a Wysotti Indian from the planet Wysotti, in the Wysa Solar System, which is beyond the Pleiades stars (when viewed from Earth). Darq is a starfighter pilot who serves the Wysotti’s Elpocalli Space Fleet. Her rank is Qtl-shi (a squad commander). Currently she is on leave.
As a civilian, she was born into the Mayahi Dyn as the Princess of the Misted Moon and is the first daughter of Pyhanni of the White Grasses and the first born granddaughter of Zukaltay (currently deceased).
When Darq arrived “in stasis” last weekend, she was just another American Indian doll made in China. After her arrival, Catherine sewed more proper Wysotti civilian attire and had Darq’s exceedingly long braids professionally cut so that the doll became Darq, the heroine-protagonist of Jewels of the Sky. Photos will be posted later today of the hair cutting (and Darq will have a few comments to make later on in the day).
DARQ (butting in): Yoi, Catherine, don’t you think you ought to reiterate to people reading this blog that I am a Wysotti Indian so the doll people won’t have apoplexy thinking you maimed a designer American Indian doll by chopping off the long braids?
CATHERINE: Considering how people skim e-mails and blog posts, maybe I should. So: No valuable, hand-crafted, designer-made doll was maimed. Besides, Darq, a starfighter pilot cannot have such long hair, braided or not. The ones you had originally wouldn’t even fit inside your flightsuit.
DARQ: Right. Nor would those braids meet regs. Okay, enough said.
CATHERINE breathes a sigh of relief.
DARQ: Yoi–you who are reading this: Catherine’s day didn’t go according to plan–and she has lots more photos to post, but I want to encourage you to ask me a question or two. After all, I’m on leave (translation: I’m bored)–and this is the official book launch day for JEWELS OF THE SKY!
Click here to read an excerpt from the book.
***go to the menu bar and see the pictorial log of “the haircut”***