Loess was the mother of Maugin, and a Termagant Trog. She knew that once Maugin had her blooding,
she would lose her love for Blink, a Prowlgrin that was Maugin's pet. She managed to persuade her to let Blink go, and it was that event that changed Maugin's life.
Behind the Scenes
The term "Loess" refers to a very fine, clay-like type of soil.