Otega is the Shotet tutor of Cyra. When Cyra outgrows most of Otega’s tutoring, she returns to managing the kitchens. She is very fond of Cyra. Her currentgift is to find the owners of objects she touches.
Otega is referred to throughout the beginning of the novel, but first appears aboard the Sojourn ship in the kitchens, when Cyra goes looking for the one-eyed woman.