Lilu grew up on Nashrune, one of the fragments of a shattered world. The denizens live in a tribal society among the ruins of a former, forgotten civilization. Women within the clans occasionally manifest clairvoyant abilities, and both Lilu and her sister Mirel were recognized as seers. Mirel was especially powerful, and had been chosen by a spirit hawk. As such, when the clan's sacred Titan statue collapsed (under mysterious circumstances) and Nashrune became wracked with disasters, Mirel was blamed.
The clan called for her sacrifice to appease the Titans, and despite Lilu's protests, Mirel went dutifully to the altar. After her death, the disasters ceased--but Lilu sensed something was amiss. Grief-stricken and betrayed, she uncovered signs that outsiders had been present on Nashrune. Her sister's spirit hawk, Haru, came to her so that she could better serve her clan, but Lilu had other ideas. She caught an Amaari ship off-world in the hopes that she could find out who was truly responsible for her sister's death.