" The former Lyena... was the only son of Lorhe Ishtar," Redlin said. " Since she had died in childbirth, Lorn forbade speaking of her within the Empire. I didn't know until after I left."

Nova stared at him.

" Apparently, she was someone he doted on very much, and our own mother was an unintended sister..." Redlin sighed, looking down. " I don't think that... Lyena Ifrit knew."