Queen Efaritay

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The statue of Efaritay Hallow above the large mausoleum in the Icyene Graveyard.

Queen Efaritay Hallow was the legendary Icyene queen who founded and ruled the kingdom of Hallowvale with her human husband Ascertes from their palace during the Third Age. With Ascertes, she had two half-human, half-icyenic children; a daughter, Larina, and a son, Safalaan. After 820 years of peace, a Zamorakian army led by the vampyre Lord Drakan invaded Hallowland. Ranis Drakan managed to capture Ascertes, which forced Queen Efaritay to surrender immediately. It is unknown what happened to Queen Efaritay after her capture.

In Sins of the Father, the icyenic Graveyard located south-east of Efaritay's former palace, now known as Ver Sinhaza, is visited. There, it is revealed that she is not buried in her family's tomb, suggesting that she could still be alive to this day. It is also revealed that Safalaan Hallow is her son.

The only remaining memories of the once glamourous and revered Queen Efaritay are mentioned in letters and documents found in the once abandoned, now inhabitated city of Burgh de Rott and in tomes in forgotten libraries.

On the basement wall of the run-down inn in Burgh de Rott, there still hangs a plaque which reads:"Blessings on Efaritay, our Icyene Queen from far off lands and her loving children of Hallowed name."

Two tomes of the secret library of the Temple of Paterdomus make mention of Efaritay:

  1. The sleeping seven from the secret library:
    • “Eight centuries and score into the history of our land there came a darkness which fell about the land once called Hallowvale. The Queen of that sad time, an Icyene of once formidable power, became to be deposed by ‘his-dark-self’ and his hordes. Against all of her considerable will she was forced to kneel and attend ‘his-dark-self’ in order that she might save her loving husband Ascertes."
  2. Histories of the hallowland from the secret library:
    • “…One such tale is of a Queen from a far away land of considerable power and revered by the peoples. It is also claimed that the peoples named the land ‘Hallowvale’ after her, though there is no true record of this.”