|Years of Service|
|Tortallan Universe character|
|Only Appearance||Trickster's Queen|
Vereyu (pronounced VEHR-eh-yoo) was a raka woman of the Copper Isles during the 5th century HE. She was a member of the raka conspiracy, and was stationed at the Grey Palace in order to glean information. She was acquainted with Kyprioth.
Member of the conspiracy
Vereyu was placed in the Grey Palace in order to find out information about the Rittevon family and to keep an eye on them. She would report her findings back to the main leaders of the raka conspiracy, namely Ulasim Dodeka. She oversaw the spies in the Grey Palace, and made sure to fish out Crown operatives and turncoats.
She did not realize that the conspiracy's new spymaster was a luarin until meeting Alianne of Pirate's Swoop at the Palace. She was immensely apprehensive, and did not accept her until Kyprioth appeared and told her that she could trust her. Vereyu seemed to warm to Aly after that, and told Aly that she shared the god's slippery way of thinking. When Aly asked her why she just trusted Kyprioth immediately and didn't suspect it was a joke of his, Vereyu said that he needed this too much to joke, and that she wasn't worried about any pranks in regards to the safety of the ladies. Vereyu informed Aly about many of the luarin nobles as the servants watched their charges through a screen. She told Aly to be wary of Taybur Sibigat before she slinked off.
Upon Aly's recommendation, Vereyu started spreading gossip and lies about the regents and Topabaw in the palace, in order to discredit Topabaw and create rifts. She was quite successful in doing this.
Vereyu had a broad mouth and stocky stature; she looked both hard and intelligent. She wore her black hair in a coil, pinned with copper pins and tiny, dangerously sharp knives.
Personality and traits
Vereyu was at first very suspicious of Aly because she was luarin, which was understandable, given the history between the two peoples. She warmed to Aly immediately upon the recommendation of Kyprioth and the two became rather friendly.
Vereyu only appears in Trickster's Queen.
Notes and references
- Trickster's Queen, Ch. 4
- Trickster's Queen, final chapters