Christine Blackthorn is an academic with degrees in Law, Political Science, Philosophy and Economics. She speaks seven languages, mainly because her parents did not consider a child good enough a reason not to go and discover the world. She spends her free time knitting and poking her partner with a sword. In all fairness, he normally wins (the last match ended 34 points to 100 —but there is always hope). Though, free time, and sleep, have become rareities after the birth of her two sons.