Ebra was Brun's mate. Together, they had a son named Broud. As the leader's mate, Ebra was responsible for certain social functions, such as serving meals during feasts. By custom, other men did not relieve their needs with the leader's mate.
As the leader's mate, Ebra would ordinarily have been the first-ranked woman in the clan. However, she ranked second to the medicine women of Iza's line. Ebra was jealous of Iza's status, and although she always behaved properly, both Brun and Iza were aware of the tension.