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Zelda Schiff is a member of the Governing Council and one of the prime overseers of the Order of the Library of the Neitherlands' operations.


Early Life

"I didn't know you were a hedge."
"Oh, yes. My mentor, Everett, found me - it sounds dramatic - in an alley. Gave me shelter, education, believed in me.
Kady Orloff-Diaz and Zelda[src]

Zelda Schiff was the daughter of a Hedge Witch, who later died when Zelda was ten years old. She was later discovered in an alley by Everett Rowe, who later took her in and trained her. She later joined the Order of the Library of the Neitherlands, where she would become Head Librarian of the Library of the Neitherlands.[1]

At some point, Zelda gave birth to her daughter, Harriet.[2]

Working for the Order

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Zelda puts her duty to the library above all else. She believes that serving the Library's mission is the most important and fulfilling duty that anyone can have, and is even willing to sacrifice her relationship with her daughter to prevent that mission from being jeopardized. However, she is also deeply compassionate, not wishing to hurt any Hedge Witches during the Library's pursuit of Alice and the stolen books. She regrets what she did to her daughter and tells her apparition in the Mirror World that she was afraid Harriet would hate her.  A quirk of hers is walking around with her hands constantly raised at her sides, giving her a dainty appearance. 

Magic and Abilities


  • Master Magician: As the Head Librarian of the Library of the Neitherlands, and a member of the Governing Council, Zelda is a tremendously powerful and skilled Master Magician, possessing an extremely high level of mastery over magic.
    • Battle Magic: When confronting Harriet, Zelda was able to create a shield to protect her from her daughter's attacks.


  • Bilingual: Zelda speaks her native English, and is fluent in American Sign Language.






Appearances for Zelda Schiff

In chronological order:


  • Zelda has a portrait of Matilda Xo, one of the first Librarians of the Order, in her office.


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