Prende is one of the Muses built by master spark van Rijn for the Storm King. It is yet to be revealed what her area of specialty is/was, but she has been depicted carrying a large spherical metal framework, possibly an armillary sphere. According to the prologue of the print novel Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess, this sphere is collapsible.
Until her Corbettite Monks under Paris, she was thought to have been destroyed at some point in the 200 years following the fall of the Storm King. While she appears at first glance to be dormant (and showing some signs of physical damage), she quickly proves that she is still quite functional, able to instantly stop veteran Smoke Knight Madwa Korel from sneaking into the vault she occupies, and then zap the woman with a bolt of electricity. (Although Madwa immediately shakes off the latter and escapes Prende's grasp.)in the sealed-off artifact-vaults of the
Unlike her sister-Muses Tinka and Moxana, when told of Tarvek, she dismisses out of hand the possibility that he could be a new Storm King; it is quickly revealed she thinks this because the artifact vault also contains.. The Storm King, somehow kept alive for 200 years by Prende's Chronometric Lantern. After the Storm King is revived/released from stasis, he sets off in search of his sword with Prende in tow.