She was a Priestess. She had been declared one since she was about four months old. They took her away from her family, and trained her to read the books. She was taught to study and to believe. She was taught, accidentally perhaps, but above all else, her word was law.
That was a big mistake. You see, Rhian didn’t believe in the books that she was taught to read and study. But she did believe that her word was law, only because people treated her word like law. And in the hands of a sixteen year old girl, well, a word as law was a very dangerous weapon. And it was a very dangerous time. Rhian was promoted to High Priestess, and it was a position that she would hold until she passed on. The world would change a hundred times in those years. All because one very intelligent girl’s word was law.