he first orphan taken and having been chosen at age
seven, he is literally and seemingly (as in stature)
the oldest orphan in the clan. As such, the others
see him as a dominant and trustworthy presence,
governing, and somewhat wise, at least relative
to themselves. His memory of the past though is
hardly proficient and he relies heavily on his basic
instincts. As is common amongst the orphans,
he favors action over language and often communicates
with physical directness. After Scopia dies, he,
to a lesser extent, takes on the role of caretaker
but more so as a wise elder than a patronizing
superior. In that sense, people go to Lev for guidance
and to resolve conflicts. He has the final word on
the group’s decision.