Okay, so I'm approaching an important scene in my novel draft. My main character works for an organization that's basically devoted to assassinating sorcerors, and part of their "protocol" is to be washed over with this eldritch device to determine if their abilities have been compromised or not. The abilities themselves aren't relevant so I'll get to the heart of the matter. This "device" is essentially a spire formed entirely out of crystallized women. Essentially for one to join this organization, they are forced to sacrifice something of great importance to them to show their devotion, which in pretty much all cases consists of their loved one. So with each new member, their loved one is added to the spire. I'm throwing in the idea that their former bond is what enables this device to serve so flawlessly, and while I won't go into details of the abilities its supposed to be checking, it's an entirely necessary creation for preserving the security of this organization. The thing I'm wondering is, this is the only situation in the entire novel where I mention a female. I'm probably going to end up not caring and include it anyway, because it's supposed to get a big reaction from the audience, but I figured I'd get some input on it.