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Surma Carver

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Surma Carver (née Stibnite)
School Bio
House: Queslett (Formerly Chester)
Character Information
Species: Mostly Human, Part Fire Elemental
Status: Deceased (Former Medium)
Special Ability: Communicating with the Supernatural
First Appearance: Chapter 2, Page 10

Surma Carver (née Stibnite; deceased) is the mother of Antimony Carver, the wife of Anthony Carver, and the descendant of a fire elemental, causing her and Antimony to be skilled in "etheric sciences". After spending an indeterminate amount of time suffering from an unknown disease, she passed away at the hospital of Good Hope. Antimony, her daughter, moved to Gunnerkrigg Court after her death.


Surma's maiden name was Stibnite - the main ore from which Antimony is extracted. In addition, the Russian word for Antimony is Sur'ma.


Cause of DeathEdit

MAJOR SPOILERS following this line.

As of Chapter 31, Page 16, it has been established that Surma's death is in some way linked with the birth of her daughter Antimony. Surma has, in some sense, passed her 'internal fire' onto Antimony and this led to her gradual weakening and death as Annie has grown older and stronger. It is apparent that it was inevitable that this should happen should Surma have a child and that this was a condition which Surma and her friends had known about long before the conception and birth of Antimony. Whether or not this condition is hereditary has not yet been confirmed. It was confirmed by Coyote that this condition was passed on to Antimony in Chapter 31, Page 31

It has also been confirmed that this passing of Surma's 'fire' to Antimony is linked to why the psychopomps did not come to collect her spirit on her death, although exactly why the loss of this 'fire' meant that they would not guide her spirit has yet to be elaborated on.

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