You'll meet Lory properly during the current chapter. However long it takes to get there.
Seriously though, height does skip people sometimes! Someone I knew in high school was 6'5" and a foot taller minimum over both his parents. Think his height came from his grandfather.
.. Val is sorta the opposite of that. Lucky guy.
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