Play-by: Leslie Hope
Membergroup: God's Gardeners
Tora is a child of the Pleebs. Her father worked in construction, although over time, the jobs became few and far between. Her mother had a part-time job as a waitress. Tora's father was always an angry man and as his job declined, he turned that anger outwards. Most of his abuse was centered on Tora's mother, but Tora had her own share of bruises and broken bones. She suspected there was something wrong with her family dynamic, but she knew no different. He was her father. Maybe that was just what fathers were like.
When Tora was twelve, her mother got pregnant and ran away when she was five months along, leaving Tora with her father. Tora was never sure why her mother didn't take her along too. Tora stuck out the home life for four more years before taking off herself. She never looked back and to this day she doesn't know if her father is alive or not.
Back then things weren't quite so bad and she managed to get herself a secretary job to get her through school. Pleebs could still go to universities then and she got herself a degree in zoology.
She considered applying for jobs within a Compound, but she didn't have the proper history to get them, and something about working for them just felt utterly wrong. Instead she got a job working for a parks department, planting trees and cataloging the remaining wildlife. The job was all right, and from her childhood, Tora had developped a patient and resilient nature that allowed her to tolerate just about anything. However, it still wasn’t satisfying to her.
She found the Gardeners one day when they walked through the park singing hymns about the glory of nature. Others taunted and made fun of these weird strangers, but Tora felt drawn to them. She dropped all her work and followed their songs home.
She works keeping bees for the Gardeners. They use the honey both as food and for medical purposes. There is something very comforting about the way she can cooperate with these creatures. Others consider them dangerous, but she knows danger only comes from aggravation. She understands their desire to protect their own. She feels the same way about the Gardeners.
She embraced the Gardeners' message and believes wholeheartedly in their simpler way of life. She doesn't bother so much with the God part as she figures He can deal with himself. Tora does believe the flood is coming, but she doesn't worry about it; the Gardeners will be spared, after all.
She never found a partner and instead embraces the bees and the other Gardeners as her family.
Six years ago, she was asked to become an Eve, a leader within the Gardener community. She agreed and became Eve Six. Now she continues to tend her bees while teaching new Gardeners about the ways of living in cooperation with the non-human occupants of the planet.