|“||Let us keep our wits about us, and move forward.||”|
Background[edit | edit source]
Camilla grew up in Britain, and Passepartout can discover through gossip aboard the Ice Walker that she supposedly had a scandal with an Earl in her youth. Other than this, little is known about Camilla prior to her activities aboard the Ice Walker.
Role[edit | edit source]
Camilla was appointed the Chief Navigator aboard the Ice Walker. She the Ice Walker Pilot are forced to work together to navigate the North Pole. She is first introduced when Passepartout describes how the Pilot threw a cloudberry pie at her face at lunch. He can discover through eavesdropping on them that they are a few degrees off course, and both blame each other for the detour. The two make up with the help of Passepartout, and overcome their differences to continue on.
When Passepartout visits them again in the Navigation Room a few days later, they are still arguing. Camilla reveals they are off course again and the two blame each other once more. Tensions escalate, and Passepartout may make a quick escape. However, if Passepartout stays and jumps between Camilla and the Pilot when Camilla squares up, she will accidentally punch him in the face instead of the Pilot, instantly dissolving their row. She insists on helping him back to his cabin after a profuse apology.
When the Ice Walker crashes, if Camilla punched Passepartout, he can make use of her guilt and gain some food from her to help look after Fogg.
Later, when the group reaches Qausuittuq and stands before the council, Camilla can be observed by Passepartout, standing with the Pilot and jostling with her once again.
Character[edit | edit source]
Camilla is extremely prideful and self-assured, insistent that she would never make a mistake in her calculations. This is a subject of ridicule for the equally prideful Pilot, who accuses her of finding herself 'perfect'. Nonetheless, she has a sense of morality and urgency, knowing when to move on from the arguments with the Pilot, and having a reasonable guilty conscience should she punch Passepartout.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Camilla is consistently referred to in the prose as 'the Chief Navigator' rather than by her name, to match 'the Pilot'. The only reason her name is known is because the Pilot refers to her by name once in an argument.
- Passepartout can suggest that the Pilot and Camilla's relationship has romantic undertones, asking them in their second encounter if they're having a 'lover's tiff'.