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Lylia Rashere is a Faendryl sorcerer and the current mayor of Wehnimer's Landing. Although she rarely talks about her history in detail, she's known to have relatives in the Faendryl Emporion's Guild of Spicers. Former mayor Cruxophim appointed her his diplomatic advisor throughout his term in office, during which she helped negotiate a tenuous peace between the Rooks of the Landing and the Icewall Bandits of Icemule Trace.

Lylia Rashere
Race Dark elf
Culture Faendryl
Class Sorcerer
Profession Politician, diplomat
Religion None
Affiliation(s) House Brigatta, the Faendryl Enclave, Elanthian Elegance, Order of the Shadow, TownCrier
In-a-Word Patrician
Demeanor Courteous, Polished, Imperious
Greatest Strength Eloquence, social finesse
Greatest Weakness Pride
Soft Spots None known
Spouse Silvean


You see Mayor Lylia Rashere the Sorceress.

She appears to be a Faendryl Dark Elf.

She is taller than average and has a slender build. She appears to be in the spring of life. She has wide-set cloud grey eyes and fair skin. She has waist-length, thick auburn hair smoothed into a sleek chignon and held with a regal silver headpiece of slender spikes arranged in a spiny halo, the adornment almost as wide as her shoulders. She has a highly polished mulberry black glaze brushed onto her well-kept fingernails.

She is wearing a choker of cabochon rubies the size and hue of black cherries, a cobweb-fine black reticella wrap, a bateau-necked merlot velvet ballgown worn low enough to reveal the shoulders, a ruby and silver wedding band, an obsidian ring of thorns, and a pair of dark sheer stockings under some ankle-clasped black leather shoes atop sharp heels.


Lylia was born in New Ta'Faendryl on Phoenatos 8, 4686, and although she rarely speaks of her family to others, she's in close communication with them. Despite her own affiliation with the Clerisy, she also has many ties to Emporion traders through an assortment of cousins and more distant relatives with whom she traveled extensively. She came to Wehnimer's Landing sometime in 5097 and chose to stay after meeting her future husband Silvean Rashere around the turn of the century. A student of Igaeshian readings, she has recently written a guide to the uniquely Faendryl fortunetelling method and maintains a small library of divinatory records.

She typically prefers to hear more about others' histories than to disclose much of her own. Whether this is innate courtesy or a calculated attempt to gather information while revealing none is hard to say.

Mayoral Election and Political Views

After an unsuccessful mayoral run in 5115, Lylia was elected mayor in the 5118 race. Her platform was one of accumulating "soft power," the capacity to guide events through persuasion and diplomacy rather than through force. Protecting a frontier town by force alone is not an option, she believes. As she described it in the first debate hosted by the Silver Gryphons, "Our strength lies in not being a viable target to attack in the first place. It is our fortress. It is our safety." One of her slogans throughout the campaign was "The Right Words Move Worlds," and her leadership style is best described as unfailingly courteous, although her recent declaration to the Landing's merchants suggests an iron fist beneath the velvet glove.

Her cabinet includes her chief advisor Xorus Kul'shin, former mayor Cruxophim, and Eiliriel.