Curse of the Crimson Throne
Queen Ileosa Arabasti
Queen Ileosa is a beautiful young woman, with porcelain skin and dark, red hair. She dresses in the finest silks, and is rarely seen in public without a gaggle of sycophantic nobles in tow, and a squad of Grey Maidens at her side.
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. It was at the Korvosan court that she met King Eodred Arabasti II, who was famously vulnerable to the charms of young women. After falling in love with the beautiful Chelish girl, and a scandalously short courtship, he married her in 4704 AR.
The people of Korvosa have never taken Queen Ileosa to heart. From the start of her reign she was tactlessly vocal in her contempt for the city, and her extravagant tastes and outsider status did little to improve matters.
Since Eodred’s death, however, the Queen has shown unexpected skill at diplomacy, as well as a firm hand in the face of potentially catastrophic rioting. Half the city now celebrates her as the strong, just ruler that Korvosa needs in this time of strife, while the other half chafes under the iron hand of her hired Hellknights.