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Lia Lin-Shan (リア・リンシャン, Ria Rinshan) works for the Martillo Family as a waitress at Alveare. She has a brief cameo in the anime when she greets Isaac and Miria, and later in Episode 14 playing dominoes with Firo Prochainezo, Isaac and Miria, Ennis, Maiza Avaro, and others. She is the older sister of Fang Lin-Shan.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Lia is a woman of half Chinese and half British descent who dresses in a red cheongsam with gold trim. She has black hair tied in two buns (white in the 2015 manga, pink in the anime) at each side of her head. She is slim and physically attractive.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Lia is a little childlike in her gestures and mannerisms. She is not above teasing Edith in a joking manner, but she is clearly kind and readily willing to help when her friend is in need.

Chronology[edit | edit source]

(To be expanded.)

In The Rolling Bootlegs, she and Seina prepared food for the celebration following Firo Prochainezo's promotion. She attended to the patrons upstairs in the speakeasy while the Martillo executives partied downstairs.

In 1932 Drug & The Dominos, Lia plays an important role when she hides the black leather case containing drugs distributed by the Runorata Family for Roy Maddock and Edith (on Edith's request). She gives the case to her younger brother for safe-keeping, since the door to her room does not have a lock.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lia is not totally fluent in English, and she speaks with a heavy accent.
  • Her father was British, and her mother Chinese.
  • Like her brother, Lia is an extremely good cook. Her cooking, along with Seina's, is often a main reason many of Alveare's customers become regulars.
  • In addition to working as a waitress and cook, Lia appears to at least occasionally provide entertainment; in the first novel, she is seen dancing with a sword on Alveare's stage.
  • Lia lives in a room on the first floor of a tiny apartment building in "a corner of" Little Italy. Her room does not have a lock.
  • Lia is confirmed to be immortal in 1932 Drug & The Dominos.
  • In the 2002 scenes in The Rolling Bootlegs, there is a waitress from whom Firo orders food at the Alveare; the narrative does not specify if this waitress is Lia.
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