Queen Cerilyn Aslann
The Queen took her hands and held them tightly. She smiled at her as if to say that everything would be okay. Zuree looked at her mother, the smile didn't reach her eyes. She was just as nervous as Zuree.
Cerilyn was only 19 years of age when the marriage to King Lamont was carried out. The marriage had been arranged from when she was only a young girl, it was out of political reasons and not love. Cerilyn's father was one of the lords who had been unhappy with the kingdom for a while and to make sure no trouble arose, she was chosen to be queen. It also helped that she had southern blood in her veins. Her grandmother hailed from Mailessi and was one of the princesses.
She arrived at The Castle of Lions with her three maids and one of her father's councilmen. She and Lamont only met around five times before the wedding and were practically strangers. She didn't want to go through with the marriage, but she did it for her parents sake.
She gave birth to Zuree a year after being crowned. Though she never loved the king as a partner, she loved her daughter with all of her heart. The two are close and can talk about most things, were Zuree and her father only spoke about state matters.
The king and queen tried to make more heirs, in case something happened to their daughter. But after her first pregnancy, Cerilyn didn't get pregnant again. They tried for years and when Zuree was 4, she finally got pregnant. But things took a turn for the worse when she lost the baby few months before she was supposed to give birth. The child was dead when it was delivered. Cerilyn had a tough year after that were she didn't leave the castle or do more than the least expected. With the help of a few maids and talks with doctors, she started feeling better. She often imagines what could have been. They tried again when Zuree was about 6 years old, but she never got pregnant. That left them with only one heir.
Through the years, the king has been the most prominant person in Edrea. Many queens have been forgotten and only the kings are hailed after their death. But when Cerilyn became queen that attitude changed. Lamont, Cerilyn and Zuree are all symbols of the Kingdom of Edrea now, and Cerilyn is loved by the people in a way that King Lamont has never been. This has caused tension between the two of them, but Lamont became more accepting through the years and have accepted that his wife is popular amongst the people.
She is known for being wise and kind, she has helped the unfortunate multiple times by gathering uneaten food from the castle and having her servants give it to the citizens that lived in the slums of Bechlea. She treats her maids and servants well and it is a well known fact in Edrea.
Personality and BehaviourCerilyn is a kind and patient person, but when people are being unfair or ruthless she doesn't just watch. She often speaks out against Lamont, though mostly in their private quarters as he hates being embarresed in front of the court. She is very motherly and loves talking to Zuree about everything, she is a really good listener when someone needs her help.