Mistress Romera

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Author: Kyria d'Oreyn


Mistress Romera is the Shatayan of the Aesdaishar Palace in Chachin, Kandor. She is a stately, straight-backed woman in livery with hazel eyes, wearing her graying hair in a roll at the nape of her neck (NS, Ch. 22).



"The silvered ring of keys at her belt proclaimed that Mistress Romera had charge of all the Palace servants, but a shatayan was more than a servant herself. Usually, only crowned rulers could look for a greeting at the gates from the shatayan." (Lan; New Spring, Chapter 22)

"No one can know what the future may hold, my Lord," she said, "but we know who you are." And then she offered him a small curtsy before leaving. A curtsy. Remarkable. Whatever she said, the shatayan had her expectations of the future, too. (Mistress Romera to Lan; New Spring, Chapter 22)

"Giving Anya and Esne each a silver mark, and Bulen a silver penny - Mistress Romera would have been outraged to be offered coin, but a visitor's servant expected something on the first day and on the last - he sent the boy to make sure the stables had followed his instructions about Cat Dancer and set the women in the corridor to guard his door." (Lan; New Spring, Chapter 22)

"The shatayan indeed was waiting, a tall handsome woman, wrapped in dignity and frosty at being made to wait. Her hazel eyes could have chilled wine. Any queen who got on the wrong side of a shatayan was a fool, so Moiraine made herself pleasant as the woman escorted her through the halls." (Moiraine; New Spring, Chapter 24).