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First, Thacia has insisted on being a part of the pact the two boys make to win the fight of the Jews to oust their Roman oppressors.
Secondly, it is Thacia who takes Daniel in when he is injured, despite her father's injunction that he never be allowed in their home again.
Thirdly, it is Thacia who comes up with the plan to dress as a boy and wander about town with Daniel. As she and her brother Joel are twins and look a good deal alike, she can "pass" as her brother, thus providing Joel an alibi when he goes on his quest for Rosh to discover which of the town's wealthy will be away from their homes to attend the banquet.
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