The Seven Cities
This old dwarven woman has an air of both matronly wisdom and sly roguishness
“Overly maternal to everyone in the pale, outgoing, humorously critical, extreme popular… Completely unflappable, almost to a creepy level, nothing scares her. It has been said that she’d ""Smile down the Nemesis himself and then tell him to go wash behind his ears.""Appearance: A portly, waddling, older dwarf. Her face is awash with dwarven tattoos. She wears a simple but well kept dress and only carries a small kitchen knife that she seems, improbably, to be able to utilize as a tool for all occasions.
Activity: Momma Cat is actually extremely well known throughout the Pale and is one of the few residents of the pale that the city itself acknowledges. She runs the Pale Orphanage that will take in any lost child. The city folk speak of her as a charitable woman while secretly utilizing her when there activities put them into inconvenient territory.
Where she makes her money is from the rent that her children pay her. For in fact she controls her ""strays"" that act as a child crime ring in the pale. Even though the children generally do target pale residents Momma Cat is careful to male sure that the crimes are an irritant only and no major losses occur. She also always makes sure the shade get a healthy kickback from the activities of her ""strays"". And the pale residents generally accept that ""protection"" does not cover the petty crimes of the street kids. Strays that don’t earn their keep are turned out, which isn’t a good fate in the pale…
It should be noted that Momma Cat may be one of the wealthiest citizens of the pale. And that several of the shade are former strays.
Specific interactions: A couple years ago White kaijo and Momma Cat had a severe disagreement. Some of her strays were vanishing and Kaijo blamed the child ""user"". In a fury he confronted her however Danae seemed to have foreknowledge of the encounter, as she was there already and told White Kaijo that he was wrong about Momma Cat’s involvement and that the disappearances were now stopping… And so they did. White Kaijo has never completely come to terms with her use of the children, but he has seen what happens to them without her and so no longer interferes with her work. He has taken it on himself to ask the kids what she’s requiring for their ""rent"". Not anything he’s ever brought up with her, but something that has seemed to decrease a little since he has begun asking. "