Rache, her husband, and her young son became slaves in Jamaillia after going into debt; they became the cargo of Davad Restart. Her husband was sent to Chalced, with Rache and her son following. Rache's son became violently ill on the journey and likely died of dehydration. Rache's despair caused the ship's crew to regard her as unlucky, and she was put ashore in Bingtown. Davad Restart accepted Rache as an indentured servant in his household. When Ephron Vestrit's health declined, Davad sent Rache to assist Ronica in caring for her husband.