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Kurshina

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Kurshina
Spouse Ashravan
Died [1]
Titles Empress of the Rose Empire
Nationality Grand
World Sel
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Emperor's Soul

Kurshina is the former Empress of the Rose Empire on Sel.[2]

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Kurshina has red hair.[3] Little else is known about her, but she is likely close in age to her husband, Emperor Ashravan, who is forty.[1]

History[edit]

During an assassination attempt on Ashravan by the Glory Faction, Kurshina is killed and Ashravan sustains a brain injury that puts him in a vegetative state.[1] Kurshina's death allowed the arbiters from the Heritage Faction to keep Ashravan's condition secret from the empire, since tradition allowed him to have a one hundred day mourning period.[1] The arbiters publicly claimed that Ashravan had sequestered himself while he mourned, enlisting Shai to try and make Ashravan an Essence Mark and fix his mind before the end of the hundred days.[1]

During Shai's detailed research into Ashravan's life, she discovers that Ashravan's first love from a storybook had red hair; Shai believes that this subconsciously drew him to Kurshina.[3] She also discovers that Ashravan once nearly had an affair.[3]

After Ashravan is stamped with Shai's Essence Mark and wakes up, he remembers Kurshina's death. Shai can see that this causes him intense grief, although he hides it quickly.[2] He later vows to punish his wife's murderers.[4]

Notes[edit]

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