Name: Illana Cunningham
"Books rebuild society...at least that's what my father told me." This line has been passed down through the cunningham family since before the world ended. Several generations ago, her great great great grandfather was a teacher. When the world ended, he passed on to his son the importance of knowledge. Now, decades later, Illana was taught the almost dead art of reading and writing, something many thought too frivolous to teach their children when fending off dire coyotes was more important. For the past 70 years her family has dwelt in New Quartz, helping the townspeople become more prosperous through knowledge gained from reading ancient tomes. Often asks Ikea to send out for books over her radio. Her family is still allowed to stay in town because of many of the useful but not common sense things that she has learned (like how to collect morning dew on sheets of plastic). Enchatned with the dead age where people had the added luxury of studying for all their lives and waiting until they were adults before bearing children (hides the fact that she has begun her "courses" signaling her blossoming into womanhood). She wishes to seek out new knowledge and books, and fulfill her great great great grandfather's dream of helping re-establish society.
Resident or wanderer: Resident
Long, straight brown hair, blue eyes and very very pale skin. Wears a long sleeve, cotton button up shirt to keep the sun off her and still keep cool in the desert heat. Wears a long gypsy skirt made from random old clothing and ratty tennis shoes.
A messenger bag with a few books, a notebook and some old pencils, as well as some "charcoal pencils" people made for her by burning twigs.
can't fight. At all. But knows all kinds of crap.