Cresseda from Paranormalcy is a water elemental and Lend's mother. She lives in the lake behind LEnd's house and they visit her when they need to know the answers to very hard questions. She is very ancient and wise, but does not ever answer them directly, choosing to give them information int he form of riddles. She seems more disconnected from the mortal world than most paranormals, so she does not have the compassion that Lend wishes she did. She became mortal for a year in order to be with Lend's father, but then went back to the water, leaving the both of them alone.