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Venakoa Illera
Kedobía il Lilitina
Personal Name: Venakoa
Familial Name: Illera
Cultural Title: Kedobía
Professional Title: il Lilitina

Birth: 2997 iky

Species: Lilitu
Gender: Shúthilda

Biography: Born to the Illeran royal family (second colony.) The Illerans of this period were highly estranged from Thessian Lilitai. Attended the IIT in 3040 iky and VLW in 3094 iky. Apprenticed to Locussa Didacta as a possible successor until Locussa's death in 24 tgc. Remained the Fifth Matriarch until 28 tgc, when she was ousted for gross abuse of power by the Litra il Lilití Kelmefístai (League of Elders.)

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.