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“You have no idea who you're dealing with,”
—Umber, in Flashback
Umber was a Shade and kept her appearance concealed with the Neverseen cloak. She is described to be a more powerful Shade than Tam Song. She was one of Wylie Endal's abductors. Her voice is said to be soft and raspy, like curls of smoke. Keefe described Umber to Sophie as "having good hair." He never saw her without her cloak, but said, as king of Good Hair Land, he knew she did.
Her nails are also covered in thick, sludgy darkness that seemed to pour out of her and curl into long claws.