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|Tress of the Emerald Sea
”Everything is extraordinary about you, Tress. That's why nothing in particular stands out.—Ulba
To make money, Ulba spends her days knitting socks and selling them to sailors. Her husband Lem helps her with this task. However, the cost of the yarn means this is not a very profitable job. Ulba is a capable seamstress and alters a spare inspector's uniform to fit Tress.
Ulba cares deeply about her family and wants to keep them safe--she used to give up part of her meals to her children, and as a result was very thin until Tress took over buying and preparing food for the family. She is physically affectionate with Tress. She initially thinks Tress's plan to save Charlie is "lunacy," but once she is convinced by Tress and Lem, she is supportive and helpful. She takes notes on the ships that enter and leave, and studies how outgoing shipments are searched to find a way for Tress to escape.
|Tress of the Emerald Sea (Lumar)
|Tress · Charlie · Crow · Salay · Fort · Ann · Laggart · Dougs · Hoid · Ulaam · Sorceress
|Emerald Sea · Crimson Sea · Midnight Sea · Diggen's Point · Sorceress's island
|Aethers · Aether spores · Spore eater · Sprouter · Luhel bond
|Crow's Song · Oot's Dream · Two Cups · Whistlebow