is the sovereign duchy of Eisande. The 'capital city', essentially, is
Marsilikos, a seaport roughly corresponding to real-life Marseille.
Marsilikos is always ruled by a Lady, because it was Eisheth's own
city, and so the heir and head of House Mereliot is always female.
The Lady of Marsilikos's banner is Eisheth's sign: two golden fish,
head to tail so they form a circle on a sea-blue field. The livery of
her household is sea-blue with gold braid and Eisheth's crest (KS
Scions of House Mereliot tend toward dark hair and dark or smoky grey
Duchese Roxanne de Mereliot is the Lady of Marsilikos during
the Kushiel's Legacy novels. She has two children a little older than
Imri: Gerard and Jeanne (KS 899, 902). Gerard is the
Captain of his mother's Guard. Jeanne is younger than Gerard, her
mother's heir, and a chirurgeon; in Scion, she sleeps with
Imriel, welcoming him home (KS 905). Both children studied in Tiberium.
Gerard accompanies Imriel back to the City of Elua with some of his
**spoilers for Mercy**
When Imriel escapes from the City of Elua to go and beg aid from his
mother, he visits Jeanne de Mereliot in Marsilikos. She and other
physicians are studying, trying to find a cure for the apparent
madness that grips the City, and Imriel tells her what he himself
experienced that night. Jeanne offers Imriel a respite, Eisheth's
mercy- a night in her bed before his quest takes him so far away.
Imriel refuses out of a need to keep Sidonie's memory bright and
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