We're halfway through the A-Z Blogging Challenge, so it's appropriate that today's post features the town of Midpoint. Midpoint is close to the center of Challen, and it's also close to the One Oak, where the Season Avatars spend most of their time. Midpoint is on the Chikasi River, but it's also serviced by railroads. Gwen stops in Midpoint on the way to the One Oak in Scattered Seasons.
Margaret is a Spring Avatar, from the generation immediately preceding Gwen's. She dies just before the start of Scattered Seasons, and her death paves the way for Gwen's quartet to take over. Margaret was also married to Dorian, and her death plunges him into grief that drives much of his further actions later in the series.