The Daughter of Night, also known as Booboo, was the daughter of Croaker and Lady. She was worshiped as the partial reincarnation of the goddess Kina by the Stranglers, who kidnapped her as soon as she was born. Her parents did not even have the time to give her a proper name, and would refer to her simply as "Booboo" afterward. For years, she was inseparable from Narayan Singh, the chief jamadar of the Stranglers and her new adoptive parent. Years later, Narayan would be replaced by the Khadidas, a demonic entity that seemed to be a part of Kina herself. The Daughter dedicated her entire life, even her young childhood years, to transcribing the Books of the Dead, which were magic tomes that would bring about the Year of the Skulls and free Kina from her supernatural bonds.
Dreams of SteelEdit
As Lady had been involved with the cult of the Stranglers and their dark rituals while being pregnant, Kina shared her dark powers with the girl in the womb. When the baby was kidnapped, Ram (one of the Stranglers who had grown close to Lady) defied his cult brothers and fought to the death to protect the baby. He killed four of them before he was taken down. Narayan Singh fled with the infant and Lady vowed bloody vengeance.
In Bleak Seasons, the Daughter was carried by Narayan at the Grove of Doom. There, he and some other senior Stranglers held negotiations with the 6 shadowweavers who were Longshadow's emissaries. Almost the whole congregation was wiped out by a Black Company strike force led by Murgen which included One-Eye, Goblin, Thai Dei, and Wishbone. Narayan desperately fled with the Daughter, and escaped only with the help of the Howler who was able to extract them with a flying carpet.
She Is The DarknessEdit
By the time of She Is The Darkness, the Daughter was 4 years old. When she spoke to the illiterate Narayan about the Books of the Dead, however, it was apparent that Kina had influenced the child's mind to be dramatically more mature and frightening than any normal child of the same age. She demanded that Narayan provide her with ample writing supplies so she could transcribe the first Book of the Dead using her mental connection to Kina. Then, she could read the book and summon forth the others, so that they could all be used to bring about the Year of the Skulls.
Years later at age of 25, the Daughter was hiding out with Narayan in the Taglian slum called Chor Bagan. He was protecting her while she transcribed the first of the Books of the Dead. This process continued when the slum was besieged by Soulcatcher's city police force, the Greys, who were looking for the Black Company, which was at this time an underground organization embedded elsewhere in Taglios.
The Daughter and Narayan were subdued by Goblin and One-Eye, Company wizards sent by Sleepy, the Annalist and ranking member of the Black Company. After Soulcatcher herself was chased away by Company sharpshooters using fireball projector fire, the two wizards brought Narayan and the girl to be imprisoned in the Company's headquarters, a warehouse owned by Banh Do Trang, a Nyueng Bao trader.
The Daughter demonstrated her nascent power in Water Sleeps. She inherited the ability to generate a magic field similar to the one exhibited by her relative Tides Elba and other Senjak women in her family tree. The field subtly converted all men around her into loyal, doting slaves. Aided by the Khadidas, a demon loyal to Kina who possessed the body of Goblin, she even managed in a magic duel to overpower Tobo, a thoroughly-trained and experienced sorcerer.
The Daughter of Night was rendered powerless when Kina was finally killed. She was eventually captured by Croaker's forces, but that led to another tragedy: the girl tried to strangle Lady with a rumel. Croaker had to stab his daughter with a knife several times to stop her. The girl died, leaving Lady in a comatose state, and Croaker sorrowfully placed her in the Cave of the Ancients.