Tavra was a female Gelfling who was born shortly before The Golden Age, and was a good friend of Raunip. As was typical of her people, "those who live without knowledge of the future", she was short-sighted, and was unconcerned with the implications of the first Great Conjunction and the arrival of the Fallen urSkeks. Unlike her friend Raunip, she believed in the urSkeks promises of good will.Her friendship with Raunip became strained as the trine went by, as he never aged. After raising a family and becoming a grandmother, Tavra invited Raunip to visit her on her deathbed. Before dying, she declared that she would always remember him, even in the next life.