Curse of the Crimson Throne
Queen Ileosa Arabasti
Queen of Korvosa
Ileosa is said to be an exceptionally beautiful young woman with dark red hair, skin as white as porcelain, and a face that few mortals could equal.
Ileosa Arbasti was born Ileosa Arvanxi to one of Cheliax’s most powerful families in Westcrown. Instead of marrying a wealthy Chelish nobleman, as was expected of her, she rejected her family’s authority and moved to Korvosa, scandalizing her family by the abandonment. Having studied King Eodred Arabasti II for some time, she was quickly able to seduce him. After falling in love with the beautiful young girl, and a scandalously short courtship, he married her in 4704 AR.
Her Royal Highness
A bitter, cruel woman, Queen Ileosa only came to Korvosa from Cheliax to seduce and marry King Eodred II, in order to gain the lofty royal title she now holds. As the two of them have produced no children, should the king die, Ileosa gains the Crimson Throne. Ileosa has mixed feelings about this arrangement: she would be a queen, yes, but of a city she openly despises, calling Korvosa a “backwater colonial village.”
The queen has made no friends among the nobles and elites of Korvosa, and, much to her constant impotent fury and chagrin, some of the city’s most respected institutions (such as the Sable Company and the Acadamae) pay her only minimal respect and otherwise ignore her. While many of the noble houses continue to publicly support her, the queen knows through her spies that none of them truly want her in power.
Unless she finds a way to endear herself to an unruly city, the queen can expect to receive no lasting memorials.