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Councillor Oralie is one of the twelve Councillors in the Lost Cities. She is an Empath and Sophie's strongest supporters on the Council. In Legacy, it is revealed that she is Sophie's biological mother.
Involvement[edit | edit source]
She was one of the three Councillors to meet Sophie Foster in Keeper of the Lost Cities. During that time, she proceeded to vote in favor of Sophie being allowed to stay in the Elvin world and attend Foxfire.
Oralie gives Kenric's cache to Sophie and becomes her contact with the Council while Sophie is living with the Black Swan. She was demoted to pointless tasks for the council because she gave Sophie Kenric's cache without council permission, but as of Legacy, she seems to be off probation. She gave Exillium the funding it needed, and she also implemented other changes, such as Exillium Coaches and Waywards using their names and masks and hoods becoming optional. Both Sophie and Fitz have access to her Imparter.
She knows quite a bit about the Black Swan, and out of all the Councillors, currently has the most personal connection with Sophie. This is shown particularly in Neverseen, Lodestar, and Legacy, during the various times that Sophie shares secrets with her and she helps Sophie out. In Lodestar, she arranges a meeting for Mr. Forkle and Sophie with Gethen. She also tries to save Mr. Forkle's life after he is seriously injured by Gethen and stays with him when he died. She seems to feel guilty for his death and says that it was her fault, which the other Mr. Forkle denied–although he implies that Oralie blames herself for Kenric's death. In Legacy, Oralie is one of Sophie's Councillor contacts for Team Valiant, along with Councillor Bronte.
Oralie helps Sophie fix her enhancing with a countdown exercise, and she is revealed to be Sophie's biological mother. During the last chapter of Legacy, she offers to open her cache to discover information on stellarlune to pull Keefe out of his coma, which Sophie reluctantly accepts.
In Unlocked, she and Sophie access the forgotten secret in her cache.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Oralie has rosy cheeks, long golden ringlets, and azure eyes. She is described as delicate in features but a tough person.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Councillor Kenric seemed to have a crush on Oralie, though it seemed to be very one-sided. Sophie often suspected that they were in love, but couldn't be publicly involved or they would have had to step down as Councillors. Fallon Vacker implied that he once told Oralie to step down from the Council and choose her love over her job, but she didn't listen until it was too late and regretted her decision. In Unlocked, it is revealed that Kenric tried to convince Oralie to resign with him but she refused, and that he knew about Project Moonlark, but wiped Oralie's memory so that she didn't know that he knew.
Throughout the series, Sophie and Oralie work together quite often, from official projects to breaking major laws. In Legacy, it is revealed that Sophie is Oralie's biological daughter. Because of this, Sophie becomes very angry at Oralie for both donating DNA to the Black Swan and for keeping it a secret. Oralie and Sophie work together to open Kenric's cache in Unlocked, but the two of them are still not on good terms.
Oralie and Bronte are friends. They both support Sophie and they are both Councillors. In Legacy, Bronte tells Sophie not to look for her biological parents and this may be because he knows Oralie's secret and is trying to help her. Oralie and Bronte are also very snarky to each other in a way that neither of them are with other characters.
Housing[edit | edit source]
Oralie lives in one of the crystal Councillor's castles. It has pink flowers lining the path and contains large amounts of pink furniture. There are five heavy silver bolts on the door.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
“Things feel so much bigger when you're young. So much more absolute. But... love isn't as black-and-white as you believe it to be. It comes in many colors and many forms.”
“I feel a lot of confusion. But I've never felt so much sincerity. And there's something else....”
“Sometimes rebellion is the only course of wisdom.”
“We have been playing both sides for far too long. Convincing ourselves that we're above the problems plaguing the other intelligent species, all while attempting to prepare for any worse-case scenarios - though rather convoluted methods, I'll admit. We wanted to believe that we're superior. We are, in certain ways. But... I can't help wondering if things would be different right now if we'd simply accepted from the beginning that the power we have is both out greatest asset and our largest vulnerability.”