Turtle Heart: A kind hearted traveller from Quadling country. He is a glass blower by trade and possibly a seer and is travelling to Oz to see if he can gain an audience with the Ozma regent. Engineers are there surveying the area to find a way to build the yellow brick road through their land. But their land is ecologically fragile and the modifications the engineers plan to build could be devestating to the delicate balance they maintain in order to survive. He is also worried that they will discover that Quadling country also sits on a large deposit of rubies, he has forseen terrible things to come if this knowledge is discovered. He is travelling to see if he can convince the Ozma Regent to put a stop to this before any damage is done. He comes across Melena on the journey to Oz and ends up staying and becoming her lover forgetting why he was travelling for a time. All of the family is very fond of him. Frex, if he suspects that Turtle Heart is sleeping with his wife, pretends not to know out of affection for the man. He is possibly the father of Elphaba's sister Nessarose.
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