Familial Name: Illera
Cultural Title: Kedobía
Professional Title: il Lilitina
Birth: 2997 iky
Venakoa maintained a fierce rivalry with Anastasia Dextra (Tetragnostica) over the latter's mastery of stellar and time-dilation magic, and using cryostasis, ensured she would live long enough to see the end of Anastasia's jumps through time. Was known to wield mastery over apparently animate magical pockets of total vacuum. May still be at large.
As Venakoa's death has yet to be confirmed, and no protocol was ever written to deal with the possibility that a matriarch of the Lilitai might abandon her post (an unconscionable thought to Gleméa) no matriarch has ever been appointed to replace her.
Venakoa's disappearance strained relations between Illera and Thet for almost all of the Regení Mitraje. Illera's official position was that Venakoa had been kidnapped, and substantial resources were devoted by the Reed Government to pursuing this and other possible explanations. Most diplomatic relations were cut off from 29 tgc to 1492 tgc, when changes in Reed foreign policy brought Illera back to the negotiating table. It was not until the end of this period that Illera and Wanisin became aware of one another, a development that immediately led to new diplomatic tensions with Thet, war between the Wanisinese and Lilitai, occupation of Wanisin, and, finally, a long-awaited war with the Hogedep. These events would likely have been avoided if a more level-headed Matriarch had succeeded Venakoa.