Referred To In:
The World of Shannara
Pale skin and strange blue eyes.3Morgawr – p 103
As the Ilse Witch, she liked the dark, as she felt more akin to the dark than the light.
Long dark hair. Lovely and smooth features.
After twenty years as a Druid she still looked youthful. Her pale, translucent skin was still unblemished and unlined. Her startling blue eyes still clear and her movements steady and uncertain.4Jarka Ruus – p 1
When she was six the Morgawr led a band of Mwellrets in an attack on the family home. Her parents and the family dog, Bark, were killed, and the house burnt to the ground. She managed to hide Bek in a cold room off the cellar and later claimed he was dead to her kidnappers to spare him.
The Morgawr falsely told her that the Mwellrets who kidnapped her had been led and influenced by Walker Boh. This led to her hatred of Walker Boh.
The Morgawr brought her to live in the Wilderun where she was subverted into the Ilse Witch by the Morgawr and became a powerful sorceress. Her new name, Ilse Witch, was derived from a language of the Faerie World meaning “singer”.
She replied to his message by showing up at the Attendant’s house to get all the information she needed. She then went to Kael and used the Wishsong to access his memories. The memories told her about the bracelet and the map Kael had with him and also showed her where he had been. After she got all she needed from him, she killed him. The Ilse Witch the returned to the Attendant’s room, and left him with a bag of gold as payment.
When founding the order, Grianne travelled to the Northland to ask for the support of the Trolls. As no one had thought to do that in the past her request was cause enough for a convening of the Troll nations. At this gathering she told them of the Third Council and that it would accept all races, with no prejudices. Kermadec volunteered his own nation straight away to serve as her personal guard.
After twenty years, there were continuing struggles between herself and her fellow Druids. Her spirit had grown old, aged by responsibility.6Jarka Ruus – pp 1-2