Heartwarming: Rowan of Rin
- Marlie and Allun's relationship. At first it doesn't seem like they are even romantically involved, but there are hints left through the series which make their betrothal at the end of book four not so surprising. In Rowan of Rin, when Allun reveals that he cannot go on any longer up the Mountain because he cannot swim, Marlie breaks into tears and hugs him, promising to return soon. In Rowan and the Travelers, Allun is terrified when Marlie succumbs to the sleeping spell that is spreading through the village.