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Yolane of Dunlath, a third/fourth cousin of King Jonathan, was the duchess of Dunlath and resided in Long Lake. She was colonizing it and ruining the lake and forest, which angered Brokefang's pack. Her goal was to become the queen of Tortall and so she was was planning to overthrow King Johnathan. She was considered very beautiful. Yolane's lover was an enemy mage of Carthak named Tristan Staghorn. She was wed to Belden, who committed suicide. Both, Tristan and Belden, were involved in the plot against the Tortallan Crown.
She has a half sister, Maura of Dunlath.