Anastasia has a gift, the ability to see the souls of men and women, to see inside a person to determine if the person harbors hate and animosity toward the Clan. The Clan does not believe in violence. When they find animosity, they flee rather than fight. Anastasia’s gift was intended as a method to help the Clan survive, but her gift was unable to help the Clan during the world wars. “Bah,” Ivan said. “Evil is everywhere. You don’t need a gift to see it.” Ivan’s gift, grit, wit, and determination, kept the Clan alive, and twenty years prior, he found a haven for them at the edge of a Belgium royal family forest behind Chateau du Chasse. A blessed and peace-filled haven after so many decades of fear-filled flight. Anastasia relishes their blessed place of residence, but she still exercises her gift every morning searching for hate and evil that will set the Clan, she and Ivan fleeing for their lives again.