THAIS QUORVA Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. . . Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Backstory: Having hitchhiked from the south of the United States into the Illinois state just before the Infection and quarantine went up, Thais was a troubled young Greek woman fleeing from the stranglehold of her abusive family. Having learned the skills to survive on a meager living of petty thievery and minor manipulations, the Orthodox youth struggled to keep her Faith. But as the Infection spread and became the new reality, she was forced into running once again. Death and chaos were everywhere, soaking up the concrete jungles of the then-abandoned cities and towns. Her own death seemed quite imminent, if not for the kindnesses of strangers. Finally found a new home with the NEZ, an attempted-neutral ground for traders and all other survivors who roamed the wastes, things were suddenly lost when they came under attack by a plethora of trials that tested many and killed many more. As hope once again waned for the young woman, along came a spider with a promise to restore herself, to give herself the ability to help once more. . . .Sometimes a deal with the devil is better than no deal at all. .