The lovely lady is Amanda. The charming feline is Loki. Amanda was one of the guests at Dr. Omed's Solstice Celebration, and reportedly walked the labyrinth with good intention. Loki is a recent addition to the Omed house-hold, and is currently living up to the reputation of Mischief-maker.
To Amanda's right, you see a hand with what seems to be money. I regret I don't recall the lady's name, but she is actually holding play money purchased at the local Oriental Market. Part of the ritual I failed to mention (lack of recall) was tossing money into the fire while shouting "Prosperity!"