Role in the Story
|Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.
Third Age 5671: As Arithon's unconscious body loses vitality after the flight from Alestron, Elaira takes an untested path between the machinations of the Fellowship and Koriathain to save him. She enacts a Koriani spell of possession that will allow her to interact with Arithon through Glendien's willing body, but alters it based on her exposure to the ways of Ath's Adepts. The altered ritual matches the template of a Biedar ritual that was stolen by the Koriathain long ago. In Glendien's body, Elaira calls Arithon back with her love and triggers the land's flux through the focus circle. Koriani scryers become aware of the rite but cannot interfere. Arithon is made whole again and sung to sleep by Biedar singing in Sanpashir, unaware of his daughter's conception. The Biedar Eldest and her singers intervene in the ritual, denying the Koriathain the chance to claim his daughter (conceived during the ritual) for their own.
Third Age 5676: Teylia is oathsworn as an initiate of the Koriathain. Though untrained, her power is so vast that she shatters every spell crystal she touches. Her apparent ineptitude prevents her from ever rising above the unranked initiates.
Third Age 5922: Teylia appears before Arithon in captivity and offers him to the keys to escape. Arithon escapes and finds himself in the old Earl's court near Kelsing. Concealed from his sight, Teylia offers him Mother Dark's blessing and buries the shattered spell crystal that held him captive.
When Selidie Prime targets Arithon with a lethal spell, Teylia intercepts and claims its effects, dying in Arithon's stead. Teylia's ghost appears in Whitehold and states that her birth purpose has been achieved.