|"The Golden Fir" |
|Type of Appearance:||Direct POV|
|Religion:||Goddesses and gods of Valnia|
|Occupation:||Queen of Valnia|
Hovsefa was the ruler of the Queendom of Valnia. Her medium-sized monarchy's chief talisman was the Golden Fir, which stood among conventional trees in the Vale of Meshov. Through some unknown means, the health of Hovesfa became tied to the health of the Golden Fir. When branchrot struck the Golden Fir, Hovesefa's health abruptly declined.
The first signs came when Hovsefa began to feel ill during a meeting with minister Ariam and mage Purvasa regarding a trade agreement with the Gasterok. When Hovsefa yawned, she began coughing until she produced blood. At Ariam's suggestion, Hovsefa consulted a healer named Ashta, who found a growth in Hovesefa's throat. Ashta conceded that the growth was likely fatal, and offered various medicines to ease Hovesefa's pain as the end drew near. Desperate, Hovesefa also consulted a priest named Kashkar, who suggested prayer and sacrifice to the goddesses and gods could help, but was unwilling to promise she would be healed.
- Lace and Blade, vol. 5, loc. 765, ebook.
- Ibid., loc. 813.
- Ibid., loc. 765.
- Ibid. loc. 765-813.