The Cait Sith are considered lowbloods, despite their singular mark. Celtic in origin, and supposedly tainted eternally by the blood of the Fae, these cat-shifting vampires are known for being ruthless and efficient hunters. For centuries, they have essentially belonged to the Ptolemy, kept as slaves, highly valued for their abilities but treated as pets at best, and as disposable playthings or weapons at worst. They are rarely found in any numbers outside of Ptolemy-controlled territories, and are forced to live in relative poverty if they have somehow managed to stay outside of Arsinöe’s purview. No other dynasty will touch them, fearing Arsinöe’s wrath, and the Ptolemy themselves make great sport of hunting the small bands of Cait Sith trying to live eternal life on their own terms. The promising hunters and fighters are taken and forced into service, while the rest are often killed. At court, treatment of the cat-shifters by the queen herself has varied from cruelty to a sort of mild affection. Though she has sometimes taken favorites and elevated them above the rest, it’s doubtful Arsinöe will ever see even her most prized hunters as much more than belongings.
And then Ty is sent to find a Seer, and everything changes:-) Have a great Tuesday, everyone!