Arada Kin is a charismatic young* oriental woman and current owner of the Feng-Huang's Feathers tea house. She is technically a newcomer (originally Japanese-American), though she's been in Lastfell for over a decade and (mostly) fits in.
* Kin claims to be 24 - though she doesn't have an accurate sense of how long the migo had her, and so her claims could be off by a few years in either direction. And that's before considering the potential differences between subjective and elapsed time.
Her arrival was more than a bit traumatic, and she claims to not even remember her original name; 'Arada' as a family name roughly translates as 'new beginning', and 'Kin' means gold.
Which, for anyone who speaks Japanese, could be a clue that she's somehow connected to a gold-scaled monster that turned up around the same time she did - though sightings of the beast have tapered off in recent years...
At first just another child on the street, she soon ended up under the protection of Kim Woo - which lead, in turn, to her adoption by Belinda Wynn, the (former) owner of the Feng-Huang's Feathers tea house. Since then, she's learned a great deal about how to function in polite society... with the occasional after-hours expedition; where Kim takes direct action with a pair of blades, Kin keeps her distance - more scout or spy than avenger. She's also put together a fox-masked costume for such outings; it's a bit creepy, but less outright terrifying than the golden beast without the disguise.
More recent events have been a bit more tragic; a wasting disease took Ms. Wynn, and pushed Kin to the edge of death as well; she's on her feet again now, but is still visibly thin and frail in ways she wasn't beforehand. There have been some hints that this disease was an attempt to convert Ms. Wynn into a migo infiltrator; how that all went down is left as a story that might be revealed in an occasional flashback.
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