She shared the same trait as all Duchamp women due to the ancient magic that follows her family line, having blonde straight hair. Blake once liked her to a "Bitchy PTA-Mom".
A woman with strong family ties, Sandra is clever and ruthless as she has to be to negotiate with the Faeries. She claims to have strong maternal instincts and aspires to be Lord of Jacob's Bell. She wishes to maintain tradition rather than invoke change, which later becomes her undoing as the situation during the lordship battle costs her their family unity.
Spells, Rituals, & other FeatsEdit
- Using Hildr, she can lightly shake the ground underneath someone. She can also use her Chalice to increase its power and knock over a whole group.
- She can find connections to fire and extinguish them from afar with her Chalice.
- She can perform Ariadne's thread, a spell allowing a connection to guide two things together even through convoluted labyrinths.
- She can perform a simple ritual involving parchment and ink, which allows her to gauge the strength of connections surrounding an individual. If she instead uses a board, pins and threads, she can gain even more information about the connections.
- She has a network of symbols set up around Jacob's Bell that alerts her whenever something big happens.
- She can use her Chalice to clean up glass shards.
- She can use her Chalice to subtly or forcefully guide other's actions.
Before the StoryEdit
in the 1980s Sandra met with Jeremy Meath, who consented to a wedding after a show of strength and proving her cleverness. From there they spent years married until she became pregnant. Jeremy's god, Dionysus, overruled the Duchamp's magic, causing all of her future children to be born male. It is made clear they both treasured the fragile relationship, but they spent seven years afterwards without talking.
Sandra appears at the council meeting, where she smooths over Laird Behaim slighting Padraic by offering to send an emissary to revoke his exile to the Queen's court. Later on, she has her daughters attempt to kill off Blake Thorburn because he was out wandering at the time.
Sandra appears at the gathering with the Behaim Circle and performs a tarot reading on Blake and Rose. When the police came to take Laird and Sandra into custody (due to Blake's sabotaging the ritual) she goes along with him to manipulate the connections.
She calls her ex-husband and tells him to ensure Blake never returned to Jacob's Bell.
Sandra offered Maggie Holt, now being hunted by the Goblins she kept locked away, sanctuary and protection for the night with no compensation expected by citing it as maternal instincts and advised her to hold onto her old promises so she didn't fall to pieces. She then cooked breafast for her and explained she nudged Laird Behaim towards going to Toronto as part of the contest with Conquest as she believes he won't return and that leaves her in a position to claim the position of Lord for herself and she needed allies like Maggie. She gives Maggie more advice on how to check on her connections and gives her clothing and weapons and directions to Crone Mara.
She last appeared as Maggie was claiming a new name, Mags, and decried 'no contest' in allowing her to form it.
Sandra heads the next meeting, where she, Duncan Behaim, Johannes, and Rose vie for the position of Lord, while Ev, Keller, Crone Mara, and Briar Girl remain out of it or hope to gain while not taking a side, and Mags, Andy, and Eva, remained neutral. Rose, during this time, refuses to take any of the conditions which is inviting immediate retaliation and putting the others with her as easy targets, but she acknowledges that and does so anyway, leaving. She calls in members of her family from all over to prepare, as well as Jeremy Meath to deal with the Thorburn Family.
Mala Fide & Gathered Pages (10)Edit
Sandra and Jeremy walk down a sidewalk while discussing the impending assault on the Hillglades House, unaware that Blake Thorburn is watching. She tells him not to cause any chaos for the time being, just enough pressure to get things done and to keep an eye out for the "mirror-dweller". Blake noted she looked sad as they parted.
Heading to the church, there she meets Johannes, Duncan, Eva, and Andy on what to do with the spirit of Molly Walker. When Mags arrives they want an explanation for Molly, since it could be contrived as her siding with Rose, but she tells them that she has no love for Rose. Molly the demands a child from every group and a meaningful sacrifice from Johannes for their part in her death. When they refuse, with Sandra stating she has no child to give nor would any mother, Eva attacks Molly who departs to get revenge. Sandra goes to chase her with the others to prevent her from causing complications with the situation already on edge.
Sandra arrives to interrupt the challenge between Blake Thorburn and Alister Behaim before it could reach a conclusion, while in the company of one of Johannes' guests, Eblis. She explains that she has set up a web of connections that allow her to monitor major events, such as the movement of the bogeymen Rose sent to aid Blake while it was still daytime. She uses her Chalice Implement to put the glass back into place and Eblis to fix it before having them all go back.
Sandra is caught in the middle of the lakeside attack as the Others they were controlling went out of control due to Molly and Blake's efforts. Blake realizes that she could easily quell the fighting, but to do so would mean manipulating others and if she did they wouldn't fall in line afterwards. So she sends her familiar to attack Blake before he can kill again, failing. She then caught up to her husband as he cornered Blake, warning him to step back before Green Eyes could hurt him, when Jeremy turned on her. She then tries to trick Blake with Padraic masquerading as Maggie until he sees through it and then offers to surrender or support her as long as she promises to stop the marriages to men like the ones he killed. When she can't make an oath he leaves, having essentially won.
The resulting fallout leads to a minor conflict with Spikedick, the Goblin King, which then spirals out of control as John Pica instigates a full-out conflict that results in the loss of the family unity of the Duchamps and takes them out of the running for the lordship.
Sandra assists the Toronto Council and Rose's Group in escaping their pursuers from the Mann, Levinn, and Lewis Firm. At the meeting its revealed that she's now the leader in name only as she had recuse herself after the events of the battle.
Was left to fight the Lawyers.
After the StoryEdit
She survived the events of the Finale
|Duchamp Members||Chloe Duchamp • Joanna • Lea • Lola • Missy • Penelope|
|Husbands||Jeremy Meath • Carter Duchamp • Landon Michaelsson • Gudbrand • Crooked Hat • Eric Ritchie • Stan Ritchie • Mason Hall-McCullough|
|Familiars||Hildr • Letita|
|Associates||Andy & Eva • Mags • Faerie court • Thorburn Family|