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Character notes for "Laundry, Liturgy, and Women's Work"

These are the character notes for "Laundry, Liturgy, and Women's Work."


Clearwater Caravan
Alma Mohamad (65) -- shares a housetruck with Stitcher (16) and Hunter (27)
Catcher (25) -- shares a housetruck with Maggot (15)
Cleaner (28) -- shares a housetruck with Wheeler (18)
Dibble (6) -- shares a housetruck with Digger (20) and Forager (29)
Digger (20) -- shares a housetruck with Dibble (6) and Forager (29)
Forager (29) -- shares a housetruck with Digger (20) and Dibble (6)
Hunter (27) -- shares a housetruck with Alma (65) and Stitcher (16)
Maggot (15) -- shares a housetruck with Catcher (25)
Stitcher (16) -- shares a housetruck with Alma (65) and Hunter (27)
Wheeler (18) -- shares a housetruck with Cleaner (28)

Housetruck 1 (yellow) -- Wheeler (18) and Cleaner (28)
Housetruck 2 (red & brown) -- Catcher (25) and Maggot (15)
Housetruck 3 (green & brown) -- Digger (20), Dibble (6), and Forager (29)
Housetruck 4 (tan) -- Alma (65), Stitcher (16), and Hunter (27)


Alma Mohamad -- She has tinted skin, brown eyes, and long black hair. She is short and plump. Before the End, she was a Syrian refugee. She speaks Arabic and some English, literate in both. She is 65 years old in 15 A.E. and was 50 at the End. Alma is the grandmother of Catcher (25) and Stitcher (16); all of her children died of the Grunge, and presumably their other relatives died of that or other apocalyptic causes. Tough and resourceful, Alma is a carney, elder and leader of the Clearwater caravan. On the road, she drives the last housetruck. She serves as their cook too. Thanks to the Syrian war, she is a crack shot with a gun, equally good at bringing down game or marauders. Alma shares the tan housetruck with Stitcher.

An Woodward -- She has fair skin, baby-blue eyes, and short brown hair. Her heritage is Chinese and American. She was born on Cold Moon 29, 15 A.E. She is a muney who lives in Little Sisters, Lincoln, Cadia. An is the daughter of Trey (25) and Fan (20), niece of Travis (30) and Strawflower Woodward (22), younger cousin of Tevin (15 months).

Catcher -- She has tinted skin, brown eyes, and short black hair. She is tall and sturdy with a round face. Before the End, she was a Syrian refugee. She speaks English and some Arabic. She is fully literate. She is 25 years old in 15 A.E. and was 10 at the End. She is a carney who belongs to the Clearwater caravan. Catcher is the granddaughter of Alma Mohamad (65) and older cousin of Stitcher (16). Calm and compassionate, Catcher is a midwife and general medic. She shares the red-and-brown housetruck with Maggot after she saved his life from accidental poisoning.

Cleaner -- She has pinkish-fair skin, brown eyes, and long straight blonde hair. She is slim and wiry. Her heritage is American; she speaks English. She is fully literate. She is the mother of Dibble (6). She is 28 years old in 15 A.E. and was 13 at the End. She is a carney who belongs to the Clearwater caravan. Cleaner is a plumber and sanitation expert. She is a lesbian and shares the yellow housetruck with her partner Wheeler (18).

Dibble -- She has fair skin, blue eyes, and long blonde hair with just a little wave. a little girl, daughter of Cleaner. Her heritage is American; she speaks English. She is learning to read. She is 6 years old in 15 A.E. She is a carney who belongs to the Clearwater caravan. Dibble is the daughter of Cleaner (28). Curious and devoted, Dibble is interested in learning about gardening and foraging, so she shares the green-and-brown housetruck with Digger (20).

Digger -- She has fair skin, dark green eyes, and long wavy red hair. She is 20 years old in 15 A.E. and was 5 at the End. Her heritage is Irish-American. She speaks English and is mostly literate. She is a carney who belongs to the Clearwater caravan. Digger is a gardener who also helps with foraging and cooking. She shares the green-and-brown housetruck with Catcher's daughter Dibble (6), who is learning about plants.

Doc Holly -- She has sorrel skin, brown eyes, and short nappy black hair. Her heritage is African-American; she speaks English and Spanish. She is fully literate. She is 34 years old in 15 A.E. and was 19 at the End. Her infertility allowed her to survive the Grunge, although she some patches of scar tissue on her skin. She is a muney who lives in Ganja Weed, Jefferson, Cadia. There she has taught women to make tampons for trade, a highly coveted item in the Aftermath.

Fan Woodward -- She has dark golden skin, almond-shaped brown eyes, and long straight hair of dark brown. She is tiny with small breasts and narrow hips. Her heritage is Chinese-American. She speaks English and is fully literate. She is 20 years old in 15 A.E. and was 5 at the End. She is a muney who lives in Little Sisters, Lincoln, Cadia. Fan is the wife of Trey (25), sister-in-law of Travis (30) and Strawflower Woodward (22), mother of newborn daughter An, aunt of nephew Tevin (15 months). Subtle and fierce, Fan does not know martial arts (or Chinese), but can make life very difficult, so people regret bothering her.

Forager -- She has light brown skin, brown eyes, and nappy brown hair to her shoulders. She wears glasses. Exposure to the Grunge left her skin mottled with dark spots and prone to breaking out in rashes. Her heritage includes African, American, and Asian. She speaks English and is literate. She is 29 years old in 15 A.E. and was 14 at the End. She is a carney who belongs to the Clearwater caravan. Forager gathers foods and craft materials from the wild. She shares the green-and-brown housetruck with Digger and Dibble.
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Hunter -- She has toffee skin, black eyes, and wavy black hair hair to her shoulders that she usually pulls back in a ponytail. Her heritage is Hispanic-American; she speaks English and Spanish. She is fully literate in both. She is 27 years old in 15 A.E. and was 12 at the End. She grew up on military bases where her parents served, then after the End, some surviving teens from the current base formed an armey. Later on, Hunter joined the Clearwater caravan and became a carney. She shares the tan housetruck with Alma and Stitcher. Hunter can use guns or bows, but does best with blades. She teaches people how to use knives and cuss in Spanish.

Maggot -- He has tawny-fair skin, brown eyes, and brown hair buzzed short. His heritage is primarily American with just a bit of Asian and Hispanic; he speaks After English and After Spanish. He is barely literate. He is 15 years old in 15 A.E. and was born right around the End. He was an armey but is now a carney in the Clearwater caravan. After he ate something that poisoned him, Catcher managed to save his life, but Maggot was so weakened that his squad had to leave him behind. He shares the red-and-brown housetruck with Catcher.

Mother Mary Clara -- She has ruddy skin, blue eyes, and ash-blonde hair. She is strong with a layer of padding over the muscle. Her heritage is Irish-American. She speaks English and Latin. She is fully literate. She is 66 years old in 15 A.E. and she was 51 at the End. Mother Mary Clara is a muney who lives in Little Sisters, Lincoln, Cadia. She leads the commune, which she founded in the Aftermath. She also trains new nuns. She is a lot more capable with physical tasks than most strangers would guess, as she used to do missionary work as a young woman.

Stitcher -- She has toffee skin, brown eyes, and long straight black hair. Her heritage is Syrian; she speaks After English and some Arabic. She is marginally literate in English and Arabic. She is a carney who belongs to the Clearwater caravan. She is 16 years old in 15 A.E. and was 1 at the End. Stitcher is the granddaughter of Alma Mohamad (65) and younger cousin of Catcher (25). Nible and diligent, Stitcher is a seamstress and backup nurse. She shares the tan housetruck with Alma and Hunter.

Strawflower -- She has pale skin, blue eyes, and wavy blonde hair past her shoulders. Her heritage is American; she speaks English. She is somewhat literate. She is 22 years old in 15 A.E. and was 7 at the End. She is a muney who lives in Little Sisters, Lincoln, Cadia. Strawflower is the wife of Travis (30), sister-in-law of Trey (25) and Fan (20), and mother of son Tevin (15 months), aunt of newborn niece An. Quiet and patient, Strawflower is a skilled gardener and a decent cook.

Tevin Woodward -- He has fair skin, brown eyes, and short brown hair. His heritage is American. He is a muney who lives in Little Sisters, Lincoln, Cadia. He is 15 months old in Cold Moon of 15 A.E. He is the son of Travis (30) and Strawflower (22), nephew of Trey (25) and Fan (20), older cousin of An (newborn girl). Tough and attentive, Tevin is only the second surviving boy born to the commune; the first is 5 years old.

Travis Woodward -- He has fair skin, brown eyes, and short brown hair with a mustache and beard. His heritage is American; he speaks English. He is fully literate. He is 30 years old in 15 A.E. and was 15 at the End. He is an armey attached to the commune of Little Sisters, Lincoln, Cadia. Travis is the older brother of Trey (25), husband of Strawflower (22), brother-in-law of Fan (20), father of Tevin (15 months), and uncle of niece An (newborn). Alert and diligent, Travis is an excellent scout.

Trey Woodward -- He has pinkish-fair skin, hazel eyes, and short brown hair with a beard. His heritage is American; he speaks English. He is mostly literate. He is 25 years old in 15 A.E. and was 10 at the End. He is an armey attached to the commune of Little Sisters, Lincoln, Cadia. Trey is the younger brother of Travis (30), husband of Fan (20), brother-in-law of Strawflower (22), father of newborn daughter An, uncle of nephew Tevin (15 months). Observant and determined, Trey is a skilled archer and tracker.

Wheeler -- She has pale skin, hazel eyes, and wavy brown hair cut to chin length. Muscle damage in her legs makes it impossible for her to walk more than a few steps, so usually she uses a rugged wheelchair. Her heritage is American; she speaks After English and After Spanish. She is somewhat literate. She is a carney. She is 18 years old in 15 A.E. and was 3 at the End. Wheeler is a driver and mechanic who customarily leads the Clearwater caravan on the road. She also excels at trade. She is a lesbian and shares the yellow housetruck with her partner Cleaner (28).
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