Eglorine's mother, the Countess of Lach Dera. She is tall, slender, and elegant, and a ball-busting bitch. She keeps her family in a perpetual state of worry and fear due to her famous temper. The story is told that when she was a teenager, she chased Patric Dyess (the Emperor's only son, who would probably have been about fourteen at the time of this incident) with a riding crop for trying to cop a feel. She is also known to be a sorceress of at least moderate skill. She objected strongly to Kalman's marriage to her daughter, and disowned Eglorine as a result.