Tasherit wears two charms around her neck: which Rue believes are a sword and shield. She smells of amber and is unbelievably beautiful.
Very mysterious. Not much is known about her history. She had been a member of the pride: Lost Pride of the Desert Wind. All that is known is that she was asked to leave and is not welcome back.
In the books Edit
Tasherit is guarding the Spotted Custard at he beginning of Imprudence. She has trained the decklings into a wonderful defensive force and proves to be invaluable to the ship, which is why Rue offers her the position of First Mate. She comes along on the adventure to deliver Lord and Lady Maccon to Egypt, all the while flustering Primrose any chance she gets. However, when suspicion that Percy may have alerted the world to the presence of werecats arise, she is rightfully upset. Rue offers to take Tasherit to her pride to warn the others that their existence may be in danger.
- Can be outside in daylight, but is very weak.
- Tasherit had been asked to leave her pride and is not welcome back.
- Tasherit calls Rue "skin-stalker."
- “The monkeys, she explained, were considered reincarnated politicians, which made Rue laugh and the stick entirely understandable.” (Prudence, Chapter Nine)
- “All of the Custard’s youngsters were fond of Miss Sekhmet. Partly because when she was in lioness form, she let them ride her like a shipboard pony and partly because she was one of the few adults on the dirigible who held no immediate connection to, or official title within, the aristocracy.” (Imprudence, Chapter Two)
- “Arguing with that woman is like fighting a blancmange. Press too lightly and she only wobbles, press too hard and you get engulfed into her squishy mindset.” (Imprudence, Chapter Nine)
- “She goes mad, like the wolves?’ ‘Tasherit? Yes, but in a crazy cat way. She runs about with her tail al fluffed up chasing invisible prey, stops suddenly, and claws violently at whatever is nearest.” (Imprudence, Chapter Ten)
- “Miss Sekhmet is proud of her state, for all she keeps it secret. I believe, when she was metamorphosed, it was a noble calling. Or it’s simply that cats are intrinsically snobbish.” (Imprudence, Chapter Ten)
- “Catlike in protection of her territory and her people, Miss Sekhmet adored official sanction for cause maximum bloodshed.” (Imprudence, Chapter Eleven)
- “Lacking cat form, Miss Sekhmet used language to eviscerate instead.” (Imprudence, Chapter Twelve)
- “Even lounging in a chair, she seemed to loom, vibrating like an ill-struck chord.” (Imprudence, Chapter Twelve)