The descendents of powerful families can talk to their ancestors. Only powerful families can do this because, in ancient times, they were the only one with enough money and influence to get someone to bestow them with the ability. The royal families have the ability to contact their descendents as well, because they had a lot more power than a lot of others, obviously. Although they don’t usually do so, their descendents contact their ancestors for advice. The ancestors rarely contact their descendents.
MC is a descendent of the Romanovs, the last royal family of Russia. Her great-great grandmother was Alexander III’s daughter, Xenia. She was kept alive by the Bolsheviks because, as a female, she wasn’t able to be the tsarina during that time period and posed no real threat. MC has a great knowledge of history, and is the daughter of a symphonic rock artist and a flaky cellist mother whom she hasn’t talked to in eleven years, since her parents’ divorce whe