Ruzenathra is the immortal lady who rules the Court of Veskansare. She is ruthless and daring, quick to laugh and quick to anger, but she can be patient when she considers it necessary. Sometimes, she can even be charming. Some are drawn by her strong character and dry wit, while others consider her a tyrant.
Ruzenathra is known for her love of battle and her skill at forging weapons. She loathes giving her allegiance to others, and even when she does agree to serve one of her allies, she is always scheming for power. In 1225 EA Ruzenathra forged the infamous Scepter of Xathun and broke the Truce of Elanthar, establishing the Sovereignty of Shekruvaris. Although that Sovereignty has now fallen, she is still considered a formidable ruler.
Court: Ruzenathra rules the Court of Veskansare. She has traditionally commanded the allegiance of the fearsome Nayusuru fighters Zotharan, Xanuspari and Kurunari. Of the three, Xanuspari is the most devoted. While the other two have sometimes betrayed her, Ruzenathra believes she is the only Esu truly worthy of their loyalty.
Home: Ruzenathra’s Citadel is called Karazran.
Interests / Pastimes: Ruzenathra does not seem to care about much aside from power, and it has long been her ambition to conquer the mundane world. However, she also enjoys exploring the Dimensions. Over the years, she has gathered many rare and interesting minerals which she uses to forge magical weapons.
Friends: Ruzenathra’s favored ally is Naskremari. She respects his courage and feels genuine affection for him, even if he is stubborn, arrogant and obtuse. She also likes his enemy Daskesurul, who is a clever and interesting companion. Ruzenathra has manipulated them both on occasion, but she considers them worthy rivals.
Enemies: Ruzenathra’s most common foe is Tassedehami, who is always scheming against her. She claims to feel scorn for him, but she acknowledges that he can be fearsome when he is forced into battle, and he has thwarted her too many times to be underestimated.
Ruzenathra’s other enemy is Liralian. She understands that Liralian means well, but she sees her a meddlesome idealist, and is tired of hearing her ‘harping on’ about the ‘so-called tyranny’ of the Esu. It bemuses her that some people are still taken in by Liralian’s words.
Mundane Lands: Ruzenathra once ruled the Gabakaruan empire, a land famed for its warriors and explorers. However, the Gabakaruans successfully rebelled against her during the 14th century, allying themselves with the ‘dragon king’ Zakrusepi. Ruzenathra is still furious about this, and she is continually plotting to regain her former territories.
Mortal consort: After the loss of Gabakarua, Ruzenathra decided that she needed to produce some Kaniyari offspring to conquer a new empire for her. It did not take her long to find a man worthy of her love – the Yanbukan Lord Jarake Tokabotan Dransar.
Offspring: Ruzenathra has a daughter, Okseda, and a son, Rassekor. It dismays her that neither of them turned out to be Akes-Dakrasu mages, and so far they have failed to become rulers in their own right.