The Lady

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The Lady is an older, unnamed woman who lives off of Spinster's Alley in Jaelot. She is tiny with a graceful air of self-command, although she is deformed by fire damage -- blind with a scarred face and a high voice caused by fire inhalation, and pink stumps for fingers.

The Lady has a servant named Jasque and is a friend of the Fellowship.

History

The Lady showed talent at an early age and the Koriathain sought her as an initiate. After the Fellowship enforced her right to stay free, a spurious charge of dark magecraft saw her burned and deformed. Since then, she has lived in her sister's house. Blind, scarred, and talented, she gradually became acquainted with the stones that formed the foundation of the house.

Role in the Story

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

Ships of Merior

Third Age 5645: The Lady hears Arithon's performance in Jaelot through the stones in her house.

Grand Conspiracy

Third Age 5670: The Lady senses dissonance from Koriani wards in the foundation of her mansion and sends her servant, Jasque out to determine if anyone is in trouble. Jasque locates and returns with Fionn Areth and Arithon. After tending to Fionn Areth's surface wounds, Arithon asks the Lady to keep the boy safe for a few hours. She gives Arithon a wakened quartz sphere to protect him during his errands. After Fionn Areth consents to be healed by Arithon, the Lady listens to Arithon's performance as he rekindles his empathic bond to Elaira and gets an inner glimpse of Elaira as the performance dwindles away. Arithon returns the spell crystal before departing.