Ilyena Therin Moerelle
Wow is it frustrating that we don’t know anything about this woman. I don’t even have a quote to put here. Talk about being stuffed in the fridge.
#ilyena always fascinated me #we know NOTHING about who she was #but she had three names #assuming she’s about the same age as Lews Therin she lived for several centuries #was she a scientist? #a diplomat? #an artist? #WE DON’T KNOW #she liked people #that’s all we get #I’d kill for someone to write a prequel from her perspective #in my head she’s the Head of the Hall of Servants and the baddest badass of them all #hmm #i should write this
Do it! Do write this! Although I feel I should point out that canonically Lews Therin was the First Among Servants.
I headcanon her as somewhat younger than Lews (Lews lived to be over 400 years old, I see Ilyena having been somewhere between 200 and 300 years).
I see her as having an avid interest in philosophy and psychology, and she was one of the few people Elan would have considered a worthy opponent in a debate. (In no small part because she wasn’t intimidated by his reputation and would throw herself into the debate without fear of having her views hammered to the ground or on the other hand offending him.The debates could get quite lively at times, something Lews never really understood the fascination of, but figured that since they were both having fun there must be no harm in it.)
Her third name she received for her ground-breaking work in ter’angreal-making.
She never felt threatened by Mierin; she knew about her husband’s past, and she knew exactly as well that those days were over for him.
She was an independent sort who nonetheless enjoyed company. She was a phenomenal hostess; she had the skill to make all guests feel welcome and to include everyone without being obvious about it. She just had really great social skills, mkay.
…Yes that’s probably enough for now. x)