Aurnia was a young woman when she gave birth to her daughter, Syscal, but she wasn’t prepared to lose her daughter to illness. Syscal was 12 whdn she succumed to the unknown illness. Aurnia was devestated, so she left her job and sat at home. One day, she felt a strange calling, a song, and then she passed out. When she awoke, she was in the Pole of Crystal, working as a Vat Technition, for who knows how long.
Eventually, the order came for a new Adamant Alchemical to be constructed. Aurnia was put in charge. Without permission from the higher ups (though it may have been part of Ku’s plan all along), she designed the Alchemical to look and even sound like her lost daughter. When the Alchemical awoke, she spoke her name, bringing a smile to Aurnia’s face. Sys lived with Aurnia, calling her mother, at least in private and the two were very close.
When Ku arrived to take Sys for her mission, Aurnia was sad. She has asked Ku if she could go stay with Sys, as she was sure that no one in Sova knew how to work on an Adamant Caste. Unbeknownst to her, Sys has asked the same thing.