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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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Vigil/investiture happens during winter court.
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Liolesa was born before the Pelted were even engineered on Earth, and she is there as heir to see Maraesa make the treaty with them.
 
Liolesa was born before the Pelted were even engineered on Earth, and she is there as heir to see Maraesa make the treaty with them.
  
Vigil/investiture happens during winter court.
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After she became heir, Maraesa sent her on several missions to the Alliance.  
  
After she became heir, Maraesa sent her on missions to the Alliance. Hirianthial didn't know about this; he thought he was guarding her while she was at retreat (in a convent she continued to patronize for two centuries to maintain her cover: Saint Wilthelmissa. <ref name="RP3">''Rose Point'' Part Three: SNOW (page 275(?)) </ref> (Some differences in interpretation here: Maraesa sent her offworld several times. How open were the official trips? Were Liolesa's offworld trips to meet with her human lover only when she was on retreat?)
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She also took multiple 'illicit' trips off-planet. Her cover for these trips was meditation retreats to the Convent of Saint Wilthelmissa, over a period of two centuries. Hirianthial didn't know about these trips off-world. These were the trips where she had her love affair with Pieter (a human geneticist). <ref name="RP3">''Rose Point'' Part Three: SNOW (page 275(?)) </ref>  
  
 
Liolesa is over 600 years old and is of an age with [[Hirianthial]].<ref><i>Earthrise</i> Part One</ref> He thinks that her gift for patterns transformed "her from a mercurial child into a planner of great effectiveness." <ref><i>Earthrise</i> Part One</ref>
 
Liolesa is over 600 years old and is of an age with [[Hirianthial]].<ref><i>Earthrise</i> Part One</ref> He thinks that her gift for patterns transformed "her from a mercurial child into a planner of great effectiveness." <ref><i>Earthrise</i> Part One</ref>
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The moment she saw Fasianyl enter her throneroom with Sellelvi at her side, she'd known that her people would one day include more than the Eldritch. <ref>''Farmer's Crown'', Chapter 4</ref>
 
The moment she saw Fasianyl enter her throneroom with Sellelvi at her side, she'd known that her people would one day include more than the Eldritch. <ref>''Farmer's Crown'', Chapter 4</ref>
  
She escorted Fassiana off-world to find her help conceiving Lili. It was during this trip that she fell in love with Pieter, a human geneticist<ref name="RP3" />. (And also when she discovered she was infertile herself.<ref name="FC13">''Farmer's Crown'', Chapter 13</ref>)
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She escorted Fassiana off-world to find her help conceiving Lili. (And also when she discovered she was infertile herself.<ref name="FC13">''Farmer's Crown'', Chapter 13</ref>)
  
 
Six years prior to the events of <i>Earthrise</i> Liolesa decided to act as a mysterious benefactor to human trader [[Reese Eddings]], sending her an encrypted message and enough money to get Reese out of debt. <ref><i>Earthrise</i> Part One</ref>
 
Six years prior to the events of <i>Earthrise</i> Liolesa decided to act as a mysterious benefactor to human trader [[Reese Eddings]], sending her an encrypted message and enough money to get Reese out of debt. <ref><i>Earthrise</i> Part One</ref>

Revision as of 00:13, 30 July 2020

Liolesa Sketch

Empress of the Eldritch Empire. Head of the Galare, the imperial House.

Physical Description

Has tawny/light brownish-amber eyes.

Biography

Vigil/investiture happens during winter court.

Liolesa was born before the Pelted were even engineered on Earth, and she is there as heir to see Maraesa make the treaty with them.

After she became heir, Maraesa sent her on several missions to the Alliance.

She also took multiple 'illicit' trips off-planet. Her cover for these trips was meditation retreats to the Convent of Saint Wilthelmissa, over a period of two centuries. Hirianthial didn't know about these trips off-world. These were the trips where she had her love affair with Pieter (a human geneticist). [1]

Liolesa is over 600 years old and is of an age with Hirianthial.[2] He thinks that her gift for patterns transformed "her from a mercurial child into a planner of great effectiveness." [3]

The moment she saw Fasianyl enter her throneroom with Sellelvi at her side, she'd known that her people would one day include more than the Eldritch. [4]

She escorted Fassiana off-world to find her help conceiving Lili. (And also when she discovered she was infertile herself.[5])

Six years prior to the events of Earthrise Liolesa decided to act as a mysterious benefactor to human trader Reese Eddings, sending her an encrypted message and enough money to get Reese out of debt. [6]

Family

  • Liolesa’s parents: Rylaniel Jesa, Jerisa’s daughter, and Toltheniv Delen.
  • Maraesa was Rylaniel’s sister. Rylaniel’s brother, Theval Jesa, married Niriel Sarel Jisiensire, and these were Hirianthial and Baniel’s parents.
  • Liolesa’s other cousins, Maraesa’s two children, were Besinir Jesa (m) and Anariel Jesa (f)—the latter is the one who produced Bethsaida’s father.

Powers

Touching anyone, even briefly, makes her see how they fit into the Pattern, which makes her uncomfortable; she doesn't touch because (as often as not), she prefers not to start deciding where to slot people so they will best serve the Pattern. [7]

Quotes

"If we wait to act until we're certain, we will never act." [5]

Trivia

  • During the Solstice Vigil, Liolesa received toys from Bryer, Irine, Sascha, and Kis'eh't - a ball of goo that always bounced back to shape, no matter how hard it was thrown, smashed, or torn; a sliding metal puzzle; a bead that projected a starfield; a pocket sized board that could be used to play four different games; and a palm sized palomino horse plush. From Hirianthial, she received a Book of Hours from the Convent of Saint Wilthemissa and from Reese, a pouch hammock of pastel cords with a matching blanket of pale yellow and pillows of white and cloud blue. [8]
  • likes almond liqueur [9]
  • does not admit people to her private morning time until she likes them, and doesn't stand on formality during that period [10]
  • has a health scan "every century or so" [5]

Body Language

  • is capable of ridiculous feats of bodily self-control (to the point of her pupils not changing size). Lets her guard down around people she knows and likes, though. [5]

References

  1. Rose Point Part Three: SNOW (page 275(?))
  2. Earthrise Part One
  3. Earthrise Part One
  4. Farmer's Crown, Chapter 4
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Farmer's Crown, Chapter 13
  6. Earthrise Part One
  7. Farmer's Crown, Chapter 4
  8. "A Rose Point Holiday"
  9. lots of books
  10. Farmer's Crown, Chapter 4