Maude- to protect Mathilde because she sees greatness in her.
Mathilde- to change the way half elves are seen, and be recognized as the heir to Equustin.
Maude- she is a human in an elf world and must escape to asve her child. The father wants to get rid of the baby, and Maude flees to save it. Fleeing isn’t easy and in the end dies in child birth, but the child is safe.
Mathilde- elves feel superior and have some powers that humans do not. Mattie learns to pretend to be a human, but strives to be herself. Hlaf elves are a myth since one hasn’t been known for ages. But there are rumors of a few and she must find them.