|Thayet of Conté|
|Nickname||Thayet the Peerless|
|Nationality||Sarain (former), Tortallan|
|Title|| Duchess of Camau and Thanhyien|
Queen of Tortall
|Parents||Kalasin and Adigun jin Wilima|
|Husband||Jonathan IV of Conté|
|Children||Roald, Kalasin, Liam, Lianne, Jasson and Vania of Conté|
|Descendants||Lianokami of Conté, Binur Iliniat (grandchildren)|
|Other||Shinkokami of Conté (daughter-in-law), Kaddar Iliniat (son-in-law)|
|First appeared||Lioness Rampant|
Thayet of Conté, born Thayet jian Wilima is the wife of King Jonathan of Conté and a co-ruler of Tortall. She also bears the title Duchess of Camau and Thanhyien. She is described as the most beautiful woman in the world and has been called "Thayet the Peerless."
Her real-life model is Tamora Pierce's best friend.
Early Life and Escape from SarainEdit
Thayet is the only child of the Saren warlord Adigun jin Wilima and the K'mir princess Kalasin. Her relationship with her father was strained, particularly due to the fact that he openly wished for a son. She and Buri, her personal guard and familial servant, were forced to flee the Saren civil war in 439 HE and came to Tortall with Alanna and allies.
Monarch of TortallEdit
After being presented at court, Thayet and King Jonathan began courting. They married in 439 HE, and Thayet became queen and co-ruler of Tortall.
Thayet is often described as one of the most beautiful women in existence. In 439 HE she is described as having creamy ivory skin, jet black hair and hazel eyes. Her face, and particularly her nose, is described as strong-boned, with even brows and a naturally red mouth.
Personality and traitsEdit
Thayet is a very strong and independent woman and it is observed that her relationship with her king, Jonathan is indeed one of love. Though she is a woman she holds a very high place of power. Jonathan values her opinions and ideas, only talking Kalasin out of becoming a Knight while Thayet is away. She is also very patriotic and is willing to fight for her people and country. At one point she left a court function to respond to a call of the Queen's Riders, wearing a very expensive silk pink dress. Despite this, she is a practical and just person, beliving in equality amongst all.
Thayet appears in:
- Lioness Rampant, Chapters 3-4; 6-8; Epilogue
- Wild Magic, Chapters 4-10; Epilogue
- Emperor Mage, Chapter 2 (flashback)
- The Realms of the Gods, Chapters 7 (vision); 9; Epilogue
- Page, Chapter 5 (very briefly)
- Squire, Chapters 7-14; 16; 18
- ↑ Randombuzzers: Chat with Tamora Pierce - Tortall - retrieved on March 11, 2011
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://www.tamora-pierce.com/faq_timeline.html
- ↑ Lioness Rampant, Cp. 6 (p. 222; Random House paperback)