In Hidden City: Outer Ring, Xian cast her I Ching, thusly: Into every generation, certain aspects of perfection are born. She is born the perfect other half, companion and blessing to he who she pairs with. In many generations, such a person becomes the perfect trophy wife, a great blessing for the other but without happiness for herself. She is where she is because she has avoided that choice in the past, but the choice is approaching inexorably. Every man who looks at her sees what he most wants. The party, being suckers for romance, helped arrange for her true love (To Fen-Xi, our walking-around-bureaucrat in the
Hidden City Dragon's Throne) to have enough money to buy out her geisha contract.