The Hands that Move the World
Queen Aurala ir'Wynarn
Queen of Aundair. She is ambitious and haughty, and it is rumoured she may have designs on starting another war,
Aurala ir’Wynarn is the queen of Aundair and the 5th monarch of that nation. She is the daughter of Barvette ir’Wynarn. Aurala hopes to reunite the five nations with herself on the throne of the Kingdom of Galifar.
She has ruled Aundair since 980YK and is one of the signers of the Treaty of Thronehold. She is married to Sasik d’Vadalis who gave up his house position to become a member of the Aundairian nobility. As a result, Aurala is often accused of favouritism towards House Vadalis, but in actual fact she goes out of her way to ensure that Vadalis receives no special treatment. She also has three children, and the extended royal family includes her four siblings.
She is a noted diplomat, both cautious and clever and adept at all the games of intrigue payed at court. Although appearing to relinquish power to other notables she still manages to assert her authority at a moments notice. Her silver tongue and charismatic presence allows her to convince even her most determined detractors with ease.
Aurala’s ambitions are vast, having lost nearly fifth of her citizens to the newly created Eldeen Reaches. Her main aim is to use the peacetime to rebuild Aundair’s strength so that when the time is right she can move against the other nations and claim the Throne of Galifar uncontested. To this aim she utilizes the aid of her brother Adal ir’Wynarn, the First Aundairian Warlord and Minister of Magic.
In 1002 YK, she met with Zil’dejin Firebane on the matter of mounting tensions with Thrane over Thaliost. She ridiculed and insulted him, and refused to take him seriously, regarding him as an aggressor with no sense of diplomacy.
At some point after this, Aurala joined the Cabal of Mellifleur the Lichlord. Aurala was a curious choice for inclusion — though she had skill with necromantic magics, her power was nowhere near the others of the Cabal, and she was likely chosen for her political strength rather than her magical strength. Baalondorus attempted to exploit this before the Cabal could corrupt her, while Indicus and Lucan Vrinsk d’Medani received commands from the Rogue Reaper and Charon, respectively, to kill her in exchange for power. She was ultimately only knocked unconscious and presented to the rest of the Collective for judgment. They tried to wipe her memories and send her back to Fairhaven, but she was picked up again by the Cabal and sent to a safe place.