|“||I have no hopes that we will reconcile. Only that Percival will not suffer too greatly... I should have known that it could not be.||”|
While Lord Thunnock was the commissioner of the British Residency he met Amru and fell in love with her, beginning their affair behind his wife's back. He planned to ask his wife for a divorce so that they could be together but they were discovered and Lord Thunnock was sent away in shame.
Bhanu, Amru's sister, works as a servant in the British Residency in Waltair and can meet Passepartout as he stays there while traveling through the city. If he decides to follow her she will lead him through the city to her sister Amru, explaining that she needs someone to write a letter to Lord Thunnock for her as neither of them are literate, and making sure that he addresses her as the lady that she is. Amru reveals to him that she and Percival, as she called him, were truly in love and wanted to be together, although she should have known it could never be. When Passepartout suggests that Thunnock defy the British cultural norm so that he can marry the woman he really loves, Amru says that he is too honourable to abandon his Queen and his position, and his honour is one of the reasons that she loves him.
After writing the letter and bidding Amru farewell, Passepartout will be led back to the British Residency by Bhanu who gives him a Blue-Eyed Charm as thanks, explaining that it will protect him from the evil eye.
Amru, despite being in love with Lord Thunnock, is quite world-weary, understanding the need to uphold personal honour and even respecting this quality in him. She cares quite deeply for her sister, Bhanu, who seeks out help in writing him a letter.
She is also a hijra, meaning she was born male but is now a woman, something that Bhanu is very protective about.
- The name Amru is fairly gender neutral, likely chosen because of her status as a hijra.