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Lady Delia
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Born c. 416 HE
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Residence Fief Eldorne (imprisoned)
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Delia of Eldorne[1] (pronounced DEE-lee-ah of EHL-dorn) was a Tortallan noblewoman who lived during the 5th century HE. She was guilty of high treason by assisting Duke Roger's attempts to kill King Jonathan and destroy Tortall. She was sentenced to life imprisonment[2].

Biography

Delia came to the royal palace while Alanna was still under guise of Alan and was still a squire. She had heard about Alan's successes and victories during the Tusaine War, and said she was honored to meet him when they finally came to acquaintance. Alanna found it awkward when she realized Delia was flirting with her. Delia did become sexually involved with Prince Jonathan around that time, and Myles of Olau thought she was doing so in order to break up the friendship between Jon and Alanna. While staying at the palace, Delia began to work in concert with Duke Roger and Alexander of Tirragen, Roger's squire. When Delia's sexual relationship with Jon ended abruptly, she was angered, but did not know it was because Jon's attractions had drifted to his own squire, Alanna. Later on, it was hinted that Delia had become Roger's new lover, and her aim was to become his queen in exchange for her help in overthrowing King Roald and Queen Lianne[3].

Delia became friends with Josiane Rittevon, a princess of the Copper Isles, while the other woman was in pursuit of Prince Jonathan. It is assumed that Delia was able to convince Josiane to join their conspiracy. When Alanna came home after retrieving the Dominion Jewel, this time not in disguise, Delia and Josiane both insulted her.

After the Coronation Day Battle, Delia was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Trivia

In Squire, Delia's name is spelt differently, as can be seen when Lerant says "My aunt Deliah was a kraken!"

Notes and references

  1. In Squire, Delia's name was spelled "Deliah"
  2. Sheroes Central topic "Delia of Eldorne: Where is she now?" - retrieved on June 20, 2012 (original message date: Feb. 23, 2004)
  3. Randombuzzers: Chat with Tamora Pierce - Tortall - retrieved on March 11, 2011

See also