Thirifane Rhivaldi

Lady Thirifane Rhivaldi is the Matriarch of the ancient and powerful House of Rhivaldi and an important figure in Caldera.

Lady Thirifane is a fetching, wealthy widow, who currently controls all Rhivaldi family interests.

These include several businesses and extensive land-holdings in the Rockdale region. She is, therefore, the most sought-after bride in Caldera's noble society.

Sadly, despite her wealth and station, Thirifane has had much tragedy in her life.

Ten years ago, her lord husband, a wealthy merchant named Delario, died of a strange, wasting disease.

Then, seven years ago, her older brother Jakob was murdered by his own wife; who then killed herself, causing one of the most infamous scandals in recent Calderan history.

The couple's eldest daughter Rachel, then fled the city in her grief to live in Sasserine, while the youngest daughter; Rhianon, was 'adopted' by Lady Thirifane.

As a result of these shocking events, it has become common gossip that Lady Thirifane and her entire family are cursed by the Gods.

Recently, she has taken on the responsibility for arranging the upcoming marriage between Lord Ochio Vhalantru and her niece; Rhianon.

Today, Thirifane lives alone with her servants, in what is widely considered the most ostentatious display of wealth in Caldera; a lavish, multi-level, mansion, with tall towers.