Kaia is a rarity: a female Traveler. Like Sandra, she’s had to be twice as good as the guys in order to make her way in this world. Unlike Sandra, Kaia intends to retire to Tenisia or somewhere nice once she’s earned enough money on the black water. She’s manipulative and an excellent actress, but it’s kept her safe; as long as she’s controlling the narrative, no one is going to hurt her.
Here’s a brief glimpse of things from her point of view.