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Queen Briallyn is the fourth of the Mortal Queens of the Continent.


Mortal Queen Briallyn

Mortal Queen Briallyn

She, along with the other first three queens, sold their youngest co-ruler, Vassa, to the death-lord and sorcerer, Koschei.

A Court of Mist and Fury[]

The mortal queens are approached by the Night Court to help them defend their land against the King of Hybern by giving them the half Book of Breathings they had. They agree to meet at the Archeron family estate, only to refuse giving the Book unless the High Lord, Rhysand, could prove he was good and did not live to his reputation of a cruel and evil ruler. Briallyn does not attend the second meeting between the eldest queen and Demetra.

After finding out that Demetra betrayed them by giving the Night Court their half of the Book during the second meeting, the four eldest queens, including Briallyn, had Demetra murdered for her deception, and allied themselves with the King of Hybern, providing Demetra's body as a symbol of their new alliance.

Briallyn and the three queens later meet the King of Hybern once the Cauldron was put together. After witnessing Elain and Nesta Archeron being Made into High Fae, Briallyn volunteers to submerge herself into the Cauldron and come out as High Fae as the Night Court fled. Yet the Cauldron, wanting to punish someone after Nesta took some of its powers during her Making, turned Briallyn into a withered, High Fae crone, much to her horror and outrage.

A Court of Wings and Ruin[]

Seeing the effects of the Cauldron on Briallyn, the three eldest queens decide not to go inside the Cauldron and they all return to their shared palace on the Continent. Briallyn then swore revenge against Nesta for angering the Cauldron, which resulted in her new, painful form. While providing some reinforcement for the King of Hybern, she and the three queens stayed in their palace for the remainder of The War with Hybern.

A Court of Silver Flames[]

Allying herself with the death-lord Koschei, Briallyn decides to plan an assault on Prythian so she could find the remains of the Cauldron and discover a way to regain her youth, while also planning revenge against Nesta. To do this, she searched for the Dread Trove, three artifacts Made by the Cauldron to help her invasion and locate the Cauldron.

Thanks to the help of Beron, High Lord of the Autumn Court, she gained access to the Crown, and took control of two dozen of Eris' soldiers.

(*to be continued*)


As a mortal, Queen Briallyn was a woman in her early thirties with a cunning beauty about her, with black hair and eyes. However, after volunteering to be the first to submerge herself in the Cauldron, she became a High Fae with the appearance of a withered crone.


Briallyn is ambitious and vain. She was the first to go into the cauldron after the Archeron sisters and after she was cursed with being a crone, she became vengeful towards Nesta as she saw her as the cause of her misfortune for taking power from the cauldron.

Powers and Abilities[]

As one of the mortal queens, Briallyn is able to winnow when she is with several of her fellow queens. After being submerged in the Cauldron, Briallyn was transformed into a High Fae, granting her immortality and access to magic. However due to Nesta, Briallyn’s form as a High Fae was that of a old crone.

Due to being Made from the Cauldron, Briallyn was stated to have also gained the power to scry and locate other things created and Made using the Cauldron.






Main Characters Feyre Archeron · Rhysand · Nesta Archeron · Cassian · Azriel · Elain Archeron · Tamlin · Lucien Vanserra · Morrigan · Amren · Amarantha · King of Hybern
Supporting Characters Alis · Andras · Beron · Bogge · Bone Carver · Bron · Cerridwen · Clare Beddor · Cresseida · Drakon · Devlon · Emerie · Eris · Graysen · Gwyneth Berdara · Feyre's Father · Hart · Helion · Ianthe · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's Wife · Jurian · Kallias · Keir · Koschei · Mercenary · Miryam · Mortal Queens · Mrs. Laurent · Naga · Nuala · Unnamed Summer Court Faerie · Tarquin · Suriel · Thesan · Tomas Mandray · Varian · Vassa · Weaver
Mentioned Characters Aunt Ripleigh · Dark Mother · Feyre's Mother · Mother · Rhysand's Father · Rhysand's Mother · Rhysand's Sister · Nostrus · Queen of the Black Land · See more...
Mortal Queens
Current Briallyn † · Demetra † · Unnamed · Unnamed · Unnamed · Vassa
Past Andromache
Mortal Lands
Characters Feyre Archeron (former) · Nesta Archeron (former) · Elain Archeron (former) · Mr. Archeron † · Mrs. Archeron † · Mr. Archeron's Father † · Mr. Archeron's Mother † · Mr. Archeron's Grandfather † · Mrs. Archeron's Father † · Mrs. Archeron's Mother † · Mrs. Archeron's Mother † · Isaac Hale · Isaac Hale's Wife · Clare Beddor † · Tomas Mandray · Jurian · Nolan · Graysen · Lucien · Andromache † · Vassa · Demetra † · Briallyn † · Briar · Dark-haired Girl † · Ruddy Brown-haired Girl † · Brown-haired Young Man † · Urstin · Mrs. Archeron's Cousin † · Acolyte · Clothier · Cobbler · Mercenary · Creditors · Mrs. Laurent · Mr. Hale · Isaac Hale's Sibling(s) · Mr. Mandray · Mrs. Mandray · Tomas Mandray's Siblings · Andromache's Husband † · Andromache's Children
Locations Archeron's Cottage · Archeron's Estate · Band of Exiles Manor · Barn · Beddor Family Home · Bharat · Feyre's Village · Forest · Greenfield Village · Neva · Nolan's Estate · Post Office · Scythia · Silverspring Creek · Tavern