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Atara

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Atara
Family
Spouse Telrii
Children Shaor
Titles Queen of Arelon
Nationality Arelene
World Sel
Universe Cosmere
Featured In Elantris

Atara is Duke Telrii's wife from Arelon on Sel.[1]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

She is small, even among the Arelene. She has shoulder-length curly auburn hair, and she wears expensive clothing and jewelry. Her laugh is a "quiet twitter". Sarene observes that Atara's needlepoint patterns are always conservative and unimaginative.[1] Her name is based on Aon Ata, meaning grace or smoothness.[2]

History[edit]

Atara was likely the mother of Soine, Duke Telrii's daughter who was taken by the Shaod and banished to Elantris eight years after the Reod, although he publicly claimed that she had died of dionia.[1] It is not clear if Atara was complicit in this cover-up.

Atara regularly participated in Queen Eshen's needlepoint group along with a number of prominent Arelene women including Seaden, Torena, and Daora. She was present when Sarene joined a meeting of the group. Atara remarked that Shu-Korath was not very different than Shu-Dereth, and Seaden warned her not to speak that way around priests. Sarene mentioned that there were some notable differences in the two religions, but Atara brushed this off as irrelevant.[1]

She was shocked when Sarene offered to teach the Arelene women to fence. When the group told Sarene that Arelene men did not know how to fence either, Atara mentioned that Raoden was one of the few exceptions to that rule.[1] Eondel later helped teach the women to fence, and Atara was surprisingly adept with a practice sword, although she was flustered when Eondel touched her wrist while correcting her form.[3]

Atara was seen at Telrii's side during a lavish party thrown at their mansion.[1] She presumably became queen when Telrii was crowned as king after Iadon's death.[4] Her fate after Telrii's death[5] is unknown.

Notes[edit]

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