Whispering Orchid saved the small town of Falling Blossoms from Long of Limb and Appetite, a ravenous god who was threatening the settlement and extorting food.
The village elder saw to it that Whispering Orchid was rewarded for his efforts. They offered him a wife; a girl who had washed up on shore unconscious and had not woken in the month or so since. He went to treat her and see if he could wake her up. When she woke up, all she remembered of her life was that her name was Kaname. There was a box with her possessions, containing her clothing, a flute, and other odds and ends. She could play the flute quite beautifully.
The village elder had Whispering Orchid moved into an inn room with a larger bed. She felt that the meeting of Kaname and Orchid was fate, since he reminded the elder of Kaname, and Orchid was able to wake her.