Lady Telarien was a Highborn female of pure Knorth bloodlines.

She was the daughter of Kinzi,[2] consort of Gerraint[1] and the mother of Greshan, Ganth and Tieri, and was thus the grandmother of Jame and Torisen through Ganth and of Kindrie through Tieri.

Telarien was weakened by giving birth to her son Ganth. Years later, she died from complications with the birth of Tieri, her youngest child, a year before Greshan's death and eleven years before the Knorth Massacre.[3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bound in Blood, "Chapter I: Naming the Dead" — " 'Our grandfather Gerraint Highlord and his consort Telarien?' "
  2. Seeker's Mask, "Part VI: Mount Alban", V — " 'Kinzi, the last Knorth Matriarch, was the mother of Telarien, who was the mother of Tieri, who was the mother of Kindrie.' "
  3. Blood and Ivory: A Tapestry, "Hearts of Woven Shadow" — "his mother, Telarien, dead less than a year with the birth of her last child—Tieri, a daughter."
  4. Blood and Ivory: A Tapestry, "Hearts of Woven Shadow" — "Five years later, Ganth had come as such a surprise that Telarien had nearly died giving birth to him. She had never been well again. It was hard to tell whom Gerraint blamed most for her death: Ganth, the infant Tieri, or himself."