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Tel was chosen by Mara Sov as the successor to Queen Nguya Pin, who abdicated the throne after tiring of being Mara's puppet. She was selected by Mara as a check against the weakened Gensym Scribes, as Tel had never been a member of the order. Despite owing her position to Mara's manipulations, Tel opposed her plans to lead any who volunteered out of the Distributary and back into the regular universe, viewing such an action as a sundering of millions of years of Awoken civilization and a death sentence for those who left.
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