Meet Pilar McCawley. Pilar married Rafe shortly after the Votans' arrival. Rafe was often away during the war, which meant Pilar was forced to raise their three children alone. She did her best to keep her bipolar disorder in check with limited medicine. When the war ended, the McCawleys moved back to St. Louis, and Rafe founded his mines. Unfortunately, Pilar's condition worsened, since the medicine she needed was no longer being manufactured. One morning, Rafe came downstairs to find Pilar buttering the children's bread with rat poison. He sent her to a Votan monastery in Mendocino, where he hoped she would get the treatment she needed. Which begs the question... did that treatment work, or is Pilar still mentally ill?