Sister of Helena and Fritz Hanswurst
Servant of the Raven Queen, formerly chief comedienne of the traveling Hanswurst troupe. Marja’s icy calm and matter-of-fact reasonableness once kept her headstrong siblings in line, particularly her more aggressive and fiery sister, Berthe. Whereas on stage she induced gales of laughter from adoring fans, in her private life she remains in constant, understated, sober control over all around her. After her mother’s death and her father’s descent into self-destructive melancholia, Marja became the de facto head of the Hanswurst clan.