Miri was raised in the royal household at the Palace on Legallis, where her grandfather, father and brother led the Borali Alliance. Whereas her brother, Xalivar, was groomed for leadership, Miri was allowed to engage in more enjoyable pursuits and used her time to educate herself and learn to think freely and outside of the box of her family. However, the one thing she never did was find a suitable mate. Having the men in her life so over shadow any potential mates was certainly part of the problem. She also never had the children she so longed for.
Then, one day, a baby arrived at the Palace in a pod which crashed. A note and necklace were with him, and soon, Miri had adopted him and raised him as her own. To cover the farce, she went on a long trip, spending the first few months of Davi’s life far away and out of view of her brother and family. When she returned, they accepted the boy as a suitable distraction for Miri—something to keep her out of the power business and distracted. But then Xalivar came to enjoy Davi so much, he began to think of him as heir. And he helped raise him as his own. The sole opportunity to see any softness in her brother was when Miri watched him with her son.
When Davi grew up and discovered the truth about his heritage, Miri feared losing him. She just wanted to protect them both. But Davi persisted and Xalivar showed his true colors, so now Miri finds herself exiled to ordinary citizenry, adjusting to a life she never anticipated and yet more driven than ever to question authority and push for justice. In The Returning, while settling in to ordinary life, she nonetheless finds herself in demand as a speaker at various functions. This brings her both support and derision from the various sides as controversy continues to rise over the status of the Vertullians as citizens vs. slaves. Then several tragic events convince her: there can never be justice until the Vertullians are free of the Boralian suppression and she joins their side in protests that bode great changes for everyone.