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The Handmaiden of Princess Felash was a formidable woman. Her name was never mentioned. She was described as a head taller than most men and "burly as a stevedore", but her face was surprisingly attractive with diamond studs high on her cheeks. Her features were even and the eyes deep, the lips full and naturally sultry. The handmaiden's hair was cut close to the scalp, so blonde as to be very nearly white". She was dressed in an embroidered pink gown which failed to make her look elegant. Her voice was described as low, smooth and stunningly beautiful.[1]

In Dust of Dreams[]

Rava recalled how his advances had been spurned by Felash and how she and her handmaiden had tortured his agents and send him a bottle of their pickled eyeballs.[2]

Her handmaiden travelled with Felash to the Letherii capital and was present when Queen Janath arranged for them to be conveyed home aboard Shurq Elalle's ship. When Felash afterwards suggested that they might get rid of the captain should she become troublesome, the handmaiden told her that she thought Shurq was likely dead already. She also told the Princess that she thought Shurq was enlivened by an Ootooloo.[3] The handmaiden continued on with the princess to Kolanse.

In The Crippled God[]

Felash opened a portal (according to her) to the Hold of Ice, the Handmaiden went through battling demons of ape-like appearance and came across Hood's deathship, which she brought back for Shurq to captain after the Undying Gratitude's sinking.

Felash's handmaiden was revealed to likely be a Seguleh, one of seven originally, however, due to a "private challenge that, um, failed" only six remained. They had been persuaded by Queen Abrastal to remove their masks and alchemists were employed by the Queen to maintain the vigour of the handmaidens.[4]

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