sonness (New Ancient Lore)
means cloud in NAL. Cloudy can mean ‘like a dark rain cloud’. The students at Sonia’s school have made her name into a reference to her dour attitude at school (that those who tease, of course, created in the first place).
Meanwhile, Aop encounters a unique entity and Ilon recovers from his brother’s new return to military duties. (But wasn’t he horribly injured?)
Ilon recalls his family criticizing him for (among other things) not paying attention to his new leefer (sibling of lale gender).