Lotte, the daughter of a poor Shepard, was one of five children. She was neither youngest, nor oldest, but had the misfortune of being born right in the middle of her sisters. As the middle child, she found herself often forgotten about. It wasn't that she terribly minded being forgotten about, but it was rather frustrating at times. There was nothing particularly special about her. She was blonde and fair like all the rest of her sisters. Even her name was not unique among a sea of Lambrecht's named Lara or Lena, or even Leia or little Lilli. There was one thing, however, that set her apart from her sisters. And that was that she was a witch.