Queen of Voldar and the
Erpheronian tribe during the
Age of Awakening. Her common name was Katya Ileri Dain. Also known sometimes as Katya Dragonseeker or among her enemies as the Beggar Queen due to the fact that she was not born of noble stock but was a village girl in her youth. Daughter of
Medoc and Ertai Ileri of Yarrow. During the cataclysmic
Dragonstorm, the Adamant
Dragon Ol'dém'bréy rained fire down upon her village, causing her father and everyone she knew to perish in the destruction. The only survivor and half-mad from pain, grief and rage, she stumbled onto the
Thaelon Forest and was healed by the legendary elven kind who dwelled within. After a fateful meeting with the
Avá'ránn, her hair turned the color of pale moonlight, marking her forever as
Picture description. Katya
Dragonseeker entering the enchanted Thaelon forest. Image drawn by Enayla.
The years before her succession onto the throne is unclear and rife with many stories and myths. However, what is known was that, feared for her rumored reputation as the only other
human to have slayn a
dragon other than Wengerim, Katya ruled over the
with an iron hand. Though she may not have ruled wisely at times, these mistakes
were far and few in between and she was a fair and impartial Queen and in her
later years, gained the title of 'Katya the Just' among her people. Without her,
the years succeeding the Vardýnnian Atonement would have been indeed harsher than expected.
Married to Lysander Dain, Captain of the Guards. After the Prince Consort's death at the age of 81, it was said that after Katya Ileri Dain passed the reins of leadership to her only son,
Malakai, she walked alone out of the gates of Voldar, towards the direction of the
Thaelon and was never seen again.
Katya Ileri is born
The Destruction of Yarrow
During the Dragonstorm, the
adamant-dragon, Ol'dem'brey, rains fire upon the
village of Yarrow, killing almost everyone.
Katya Ileri is the
only survivor. Badly wounded, she wanders into the
ancient forest of the Thaelon. The
light elves of
Thaelon then find her and heal her injuries.
After the killing of Caein, the dragons lay siege
upon the city of Voldar, trapping its
citizens within. The death-toll reaches to
thousands as those trapped die horribly from dragon-fire.
Katya Ileri departs
from the Thaelon for
Voldar to find the identity of the
dragon who killed her father. In
Voldar, she meets
Lysander Dain and the Lady
Jenefra who expresses curiosity on how the
girl managed to breach the siege of the
entered the city.
At the highest battlement of Thyrrinths Hold, Katya
confronts Ol'dem'brey and wounds
the great beast when she flungs
Medoc's sword into one of its eye. The
adamant-dragon then withdraws the other
the siege upon
Voldar ends. Katya vows
to find Ol'dem'brey's lair and avenge her father's
The Time of Changing
First attack by those afflicted from the Vardýnnian Soul Robbery or, as the
elves called them, the dalá’guóur. The
assault takes place during a banquet given by Queen
Jenefra. Those changed includ Linn Terolude, Nikos and Jarat Lothari.
These unholy meldings of human and
are killed by
through her elven-bestowed gifts.
However, as the months pass, the intensity of the Changing increases,
creating much panic and fear among the
Erpheronians as the attacks
and Lysander Dain leave
in an attempt to locate the feared Bone Queen
of the Water Marshes for she alone may hold the key to stop the Vardýnnian
Katya Dain becomes
Queen Jenefra abdicates in favor of
Many oppose this move for Katya is of humble birth
and thus, is argued that she is not fit to become Sovereign. However, with
the help of formidable allies such as Amalthea Eithar, Kel Branoc,
Vaelaron and Lysander Dain,
Trioan Sellus, and the rumor that Katya had killed
Ol'dem'brey, the young village girl from Yarrow ascends the highest seat of
power within the Erpheronians.
Queen Katya marries her Captain of the Guards,
Lysander Dain. The marriage celebrations last for
ten days with much rejoicing.
The Dark Order of the
Those dalá’guóur who escaped the scourging ordered by
Queen Jenefra and later follow through by Katya
Ileri when she becomes Sovereign, found the Dark Order of the
Dragonknights. Seven years into Katya's reign, the
Dark Order launches a first attack upon
Throughout the succeeding years, the Prince Consort,
Lysander Dain, manages to repel such intermittent attacks and eventually
even drives the Dragonknights to the
After which, the Erpheronians
enjoy many long years of peace and prosperity under
Katya Ileri's rule.
The Leaving of
Prince Consort Lysander passed away and after his
funeral, Katya abdicates in favor to her only son
and walks out of the gates of Voldar,
towards the direction of the Thaelon,
and is never seen again.
However, persistent rumors or tales among the
Erpheronians say that when
the people's need is great enough,
will appear once more to bring deliverance.