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Tiana or Bam is the romantic/platonic pairing of Biana Amberly Vacker and Tam Dai Song. The book Neverseen implies that Tam finds Biana attractive when he tells Keefe that he won't join the Sophie Foster fan club and then looks at Biana. Once, Linh even stated that Tam "likes brunettes," and Biana is the only brunette in the group.

Pairing Names[edit | edit source]

  • Tiana (T/am and B/iana)
  • Bam (B/iana and T/am)
  • Tana (Ta/m and Bi/ana)
  • Tambi (Tam and Bi/ana)
  • Tamiana (Tam and B/iana)
  • Biam ( Bi/ana and T/am)
  • Bianam ( Bian/a and T/am )
  • Bitam (Bi/ana and Tam)
  • Taiana (Ta/m and B/iana)

Moments[edit | edit source]

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen[edit | edit source]

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar[edit | edit source]

  • When Biana, Dex, Sophie, Fitz, and Mr. Forkle go to Alluveterre to check on Wylie, Tam is there. Biana says that she hasn’t seen Tam in a while and isn't as upset about not being able to go with the rest of the group, earning her a shy smile from Tam. (Pg. 283 - 284)
  • Biana seems a little worried when Marella flirts with Tam, and she tries to prod him into talking about what he thought about being checked out and flirted with by Marella. This could be due to jealousy, or curiousity to find out whether Tam is interested in her.[1]
  • When Marella is checking out Tam, Linh says Tam likes brunettes and would not be interested in Marella, and he stole a glance at Biana. This indicates that Tam might like Biana, as she is the only brunette in the group, and paired with the previous hints, it seems likely.
  • Biana and Tam work together in the Silver Tower to find out the truth behind the Neverseen's symbol.[2]
  • When Biana and Tam are explaining how the Cimmerian gives the Neverseen access to the Silver Tower, Biana praises Tam and his ability as a Shade and how talented and impressive he was. Tam seems embarrassed and pleased as a result. [3]

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Nightfall[edit | edit source]

  • Biana tells Tam that he and Linh should come to Foxfire so they can hang out more.
  • Biana and Tam spent a day looking around Candleshade together.
  • Biana says that she isn't protective of her brother but she doesn't like when people become her friend just to get to him. She says Linh probably knows how it feels because of Tam.
  • Tam and Linh's mother painted a portrait of both Tam and Linh, but without the silver in their hair. Biana painted the silver on, and after she did that, although it was far from perfect, Tam said it was the best thing he had seen in a long time.
  • When Keefe shows up, Biana agrees with Tam even though she didn't know what happened.
  • Before the group goes to Nightfall, when Fitz speculates where Linh is, continuing on their current conversation, Biana adds, “And Tam?”
  • Tam comforts Biana when she questions what it really means to be a Vacker.

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Flashback[edit | edit source]

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Legacy[edit | edit source]

  • Biana says she should probably get a Happy Shadow Thoughts shirt for when Tam returns.

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Unlocked[edit | edit source]

  • While traveling to where Glimmer stays, Fitz teases Biana by saying, she is "dying to see Tam" and that she is "a fan of silver bangs". Biana blushes and replies with "Really, Fitz? You want to talk about crushes? Because you..." (Indicating that Biana has a crush on...someone...) It is unknown whether this means Biana likes Tam or if she is just irritated at Fitz's teasing. Sophie also states it could be both.
  • Biana was bitter towards Glimmer and it could possibly be because she was jealous of Glimmer and Tam.

Similarities and Differences[edit | edit source]

Similarities:[edit | edit source]

  • They have both attended Exillium.
  • They have both gone through tough times with their parents. Biana in Flashback when Alvar is moving back and Tam all the time.
  • They both have at least one sibling.
  • They both became official members of the Black Swan in the later books.
  • They both have an ability that can keep other elves from seeing them.
  • They both have blue eyes and dark hair.
  • They both are friends with Sophie.
  • They both live in the Lost Cities (as of Lodestar).[4]
  • They have both passed the Foxfire entry exam.
  • They both went to Foxfire’s Exillium training
  • They are both perceptive and hardworking.
  • They both have not registered for Matchmaking

Differences:[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Their ship names are commonly used to make a fun little sentence: Bam! It's Tiana!

Main Character Ships

Pairings with Sophie Elizabeth Foster

BianaLinh and BianaLinhDexFitzTamKeefe and FitzJensiKeefeMarellaValin

Pairings with Fitzroy Avery Vacker (a.k.a. Fitz)

DexKeefeLinhSophieMarellaKeefe and SophieDex and KeefeTam

Pairings with Biana Amberly Vacker

SophieDexTamMarellaJensiKeefeLinhLinh and SophieLinh and Marella

Pairings with Dexter Alvin Dizznee (a.k.a Dex)

SophieBianaTamKeefeLinhFitzMarellaStinaFitz and Keefe

Pairings with Marella Adene Redek

SophieTamBianaKeefeLinhDexJensiFitzStinaLinh and Biana

Pairings with Keefe Sencen

SophieTamMarellaDexBianaFitzLinhSophie and FitzDex and Fitz

Pairings with Tam Dai Song


Pairings with Linh Hai Song

SophieMarellaDexBianaFitzSophie and BianaKeefeBiana and Marella

Side Character Ships

Pairings with elves

Alden and AlinaAlden and DellaBrant and JolieElwin and PhysicGrady and EdalineCassius and GiselaOralie and KenricQuinlin and PhysicTiergan and PrenticeDella and AlinaDella and LivvyTiergan and PrenticeForkle and Tiergan

Pairings With Other Species

Bo and RoCad and RoLur and MityaSandor and GrizelSilveny and Greyfell

References[edit source]

  1. page 407 of Lodestar: "'And she's not staring at us,' Biana corrected. 'She's checking out Tam.' // Tam's eyebrows shot up, and he stole another glance. Marella tossed her long blonde hair-- which always had a few tiny braids woven in-- and gave him her flirtiest smile. // 'Huh,' he said. // 'That's all you have to say?' Biana pressed."
  2. page 547 of Lodestar: "'While someone was getting their beauty sleep, I went to the Silver Tower with Tam to see if having a Vanisher with him made a difference. And we finally figured out how the Neverseen got in!"
  3. page 549 of Lodestar: "'How does it give the Neverseen access to the tower?" // 'Because they brought a Shade,' Biana said, nudging Tam forward. 'Go on. Show them how cool you are.' // Tam flushed, squaring his shoulders as he approached the glass."
  4. page 583, 584 of Lodestar: "'We're setting up a secure residence for them here in the Lost Cities. That way they'll no longer feel so isolated. Blur has offered to serve as their guardian, and the Council will be assigning them goblin bodyguards. And they've been granted permission to attend Foxfire, once the term resumes again.'"
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