Lahrair Illistim

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The fourteenth of the dynastic line of Argent Mirrors, Lahrair was famously known as "The Child Argent." The second daughter of Elmelan Illistim, she was only a child when she ascended to the throne. There are no records for who controlled the government when she was a child. In fact, there are almost no records from that time at all, undoubtedly purged on purpose with what is assumed to be malicious intent. Historical records only resume when Lahrair was a young adult.

Since her mother was Vaaloran, there were calls to make her serve in the Crimson Legion, as conscription was mandatory for the Vaalor military. The Council of Thrones dismissed this as an absurdity, and Lahrair sent her own legion to serve in her place. While part of the Vaalor army, it was a separate unit, and would eventually evolve into the Sabrar. She had her only daughter Lilorandrych at the age of 664, who would go on to become one of the greatest Argent Mirrors.

Lahrair was born in -25,296 Modern Era (23,809 Illistim) during her father's reign. She was a young child when she was presumably orphaned. She assumed the Peacock Throne in -25,262 Modern Era (23,845 Illistim) as a young child of 34, which was apparently ruled in regency by royal advisors until she was older. Lahrair ruled for 1,610 years until the accession of Lilorandyrch in -23,652 (25,455) when she was a little more than 1,644 years old. She may have abdicated to her daughter, recognizing her superior talent, choosing to advise within the Council of Thrones instead.


Argent Mirror of the House of Illistim
Preceded by: -25,262 Modern Era to -23,652 Modern Era
(23,845 to 25,455 Illistim)
Succeeded by:
Elmelan Illistim Lilorandrych Illistim


Illistim Bloodline (Illegitimate)
Descendant of: Ancestor of:
Elmelan Illistim (father)
Sinlycha Vaalor (mother)
Lilorandrych Illistim (daughter)


Behind the Scenes

Museum Artifacts (Note: Impure veniom threading, as Alerreth was not born yet.)

[Museum Alerreth, Costumery]
On either side of the polished copper arch leading into the chamber are two tall displays, each fronted with glass. Their copper fittings match the trim on several cases, whose contents are clothing both modern and historical. A square tile is inset into the floor in the center of the room.
Obvious exits: none

>look capelet
The garment is undersized, barely cut large enough for a halfling, a gnome, or an elven child. Its shell of cloth-of-veniom is silvered and overlays a heavier lining of pale blue velvet. The lacy pattern in the metallic threading forms a recurring feather and crown motif. Next to the capelet is a small plaque.

>read capelet
In the Common language, it reads:
This capelet was worn by the Argent Mirror Lahrair during her coronation. Lahrair, who ascended to the Peacock Throne when still a small child, was outfitted frequently in cloth and thread-of-veniom, as the effect was dramatic, but the weight was low.

>look falcata
The straight blade of the sword is a dark gold, with a matte finish. It leads, untapered, into a basket-hilt, the metal of which is a brighter aureate hue. Crimson velvet lines the interior of the protective cage, the same color reflected in the slice of cut ruby that caps the flat pommel. Next to the weapon is a small plaque.

>read falcata
In the Common language, it reads:
Though the Sabrar are regarded as Vaalorian military, their creation came from troops of Illistim derivation as Argent Mirror Lahrair provided troops to Ta'Vaalor in lieu of her own military service. This sword was one of the original blades given to a departing Illistim soldier, who would have exchanged his own silver and sapphire weapon for this one of gold and crimson. After the defeat at ShadowGuard this weapon was recovered and returned to the Illistimi family from which its owner descended.