Prime Enchantress

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The Prime Enchantress is the most powerful sorceress of the Koriathain. She is supported by the Prime Circle of senior enchantresses, and is separated from the rest by her ability to use the cipher of domination and to control the Great Waystone (the Skyron Focus is sometimes used by the First Enchantress, and is not as challenging to master).

The symbol of the Prime is a crested crane device. She wears a mantle of purple velvet with nine bands of office and a traditional tiara of amethyst and diamond.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Curse of the Mistwraith

Third Age 5637: At the beginning of the story, Morriel Prime is the Prime Enchantress and has been for the last 1425 years. The trials of succession becomes more difficult with each passing year, and Morriel has gone through forty-two other First Enchantresses who failed to survive the passage.

Grand Conspiracy

Third Age 5669: Morriel possesses the body of her initiate, Selidie, and tricks the Order into believing that the rite of succession was completed. From this point on, she is referred to as Selidie Prime, but is actually Morriel in Selidie's body.

Destiny's Conflict

Third Age 5924: Following the destruction of the Great Waystone, Lirenda regains awareness to find that Selidie and the entire Senior Circle have died, leaving her as Matriarch by default.