Tenesi Illistim

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The sixteenth and one of the last dynastic Argent Mirrors, Tenesi was the only daughter of Lilorandrych Illistim. Though historians have charitably acknowledged she was always going to be overshadowed by her mother, she made poor decisions as ruler, whether from unfortunate outcomes or a defect of judgment. When she abdicated the throne to her son, which was remarkable given her younger daughter was 2,421 years old, the House was in debt and the government in shambles. Ta'Illistim was not especially well-regarded by other Elven city-states under her tenure.

Tenesi Illistim was born in -21,717 Modern Era (27,390 Illistim) during her mother's reign. She had her son Nimyaion at the age of 622, and her daughter Lanenreat at age 1,288. Lilorandrych was able to pressure the young Tenesi to raise Nimyaion in the countryside, which may ultimately have resulted in his pressuring her to become the heir. Tenesi assumed the Peacock Throne in -20,063 Modern Era (29,044 Illistim) at the age of 1,654 and abdicated to her son in -18,008 Modern Era (31,099 Illistim) at the age of 3,619 after ruling for 2,055 years.


Argent Mirror of the House of Illistim
Preceded by: -20,063 Modern Era to -18,008 Modern Era
(29,044 to 31,099 Illistim)
Succeeded by:
Lilorandrych Illistim Nimyaion Illistim


Illistim Bloodline (Illegitimate)
Descendant of: Ancestor of:
Lilorandrych Illistim (mother)
Nimyaion Illistim (son)
Lanenreat Illistim (daughter)


Behind the Scenes

The Hair of Linsandrych

[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 pendant
The gold-framed pendant is shaped like a teardrop and inset with a sandwich of two similarly shaped pieces of rock crystal. The gems serve as a lens, enlarging the view of a strand of blonde hair laid between them. Next to the pendant is a small plaque.

>read pendant
In the Common language, it reads:
The hair in this necklace is said to have come from Linsandrych Illistim herself, passed down through the generations by a cult of worshippers who deified the House Illistim founder as a goddess of knowledge. Eventually the hair came into the possession of future Argent Mirror Tenesi, who had it set into this pendant. Her mother, Lilorandrych, forbade her to wear it in public, claiming that worshipping Linsandrych was against the principles set forth by Yadzari Illistim, and was the sign of a weak mind.