|Ilane of Mindelan|
|Husband||Piers of Mindelan|
|Children||Anders, Patricine, Inness, Conal, Demadina, Adalia, Oranie, Avinar, Keladry|
|First appeared||First Test|
Ilane is a loving and forthright mother. She used to rap her children on the head with her fan when they tried to fight a healing. On hearing that her daughters-in-law have described Keladry as being 'built like a cow' (something Keladry repeated to her mother), she set them to 'several years' worth of mending'. This led to her belief that Kel, on choosing knighthood, was settling for second-best, and had to be talked around very carefully.
On discussing sex with Kel, Ilane admits to considering the nobility's handling of sex as akin to horse-breeding, and tells Kel that since she has chosen to become a knight, and is therefore not necessarily expected to marry or be a virgin upon matrimony, she may bed who she likes.
Ilane's mother is described as 'ruling her descendents with an iron fist', while Ilane tells Keladry that her father once told a potential suitor that even though she had small breasts, she should 'foal with ease'.
Ilane is described as a thin, elegant woman who has white hair, which she got very early in life, and a deep, musical voice. She is a head taller than her husband.
Ilane is speculated to have had a past brief relationship with Baird of Queenscove based on a comment made to Kel about dancing with her in their youth.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ First Test, Cp. 1 (p. 8; Random House paperback)