|Oleander de Merelands|
|Type||Peri / Tuatha de Dannan|
|Magical Signature||Sulfuric acid and crushed oleander|
|Age||900, passes for 16|
|Allied with|| Eira Rosynhwyr
|Companions||Simon Torquill (lover)|
|Occupation|| Poisoner and assassin
|Mentioned in||Rosemary and Rue|
Oleander de Merelands
Oleander is an assassin. Rumors put her at half the assassinations in the last 100 years. There are rewards on her head in half of the kingdoms that October Daye can name, and the other half just haven't gotten around to it yet.
In Late Eclipses, Oleander and Rayseline conspire against Toby in murderous ways, part of their plan involves gas-lighting Toby and blaming all of their misdeeds on her. Eventually, Raysel betrays and stabs her with one of her poisoned blades, and Toby finishes the job.
She had taunted Amandine in the past about her relationship with Simon and even tried to go after Toby, but Amandine shifted her blood back and forth as a torture method to warn Oleander away.
In Chimes at Midnight, a night-haunt wearing Oleander's face warns Toby not to make promises she can't keep in regards to the goblin-fruit epidemic.
Powers, Abilities, Skills Edit
- The Peri/Tuatha de Danann is the combination that enables her to seek out her victims - Peri for cruelty, Tuatha for seeking
Characteristics / Personality Edit
- Looks physically 16 (Toby remarked she looked like Simon's jailbait girlfriend despite her age), with golden skin and waist-length black hair
- Is known her fondness of poisons, but mostly for her use of the oleander in them.
- Sadistic - common among Peris
Other Details Edit
- Used Nerium as her name when she posed as a Hob. Nerium was short for Nerium Orleander, the scientific name for the oleander.
- Rumored to have been involved in the execution of King Gillad, confirmed by Simon.
- enjoys socializing almost as much as she enjoys hurting people
- long black hair to her waist
Character Connections Edit
|Simon Torquill;||lover,||Sylvester's twin, Daoine Sidhe||kidnaps Luna and|
|Eira Rosynhwyr||Worked for|
|King Gilad Windermere||former King of the Mist||Oleander rumored to have been involved in his death|
- ↑ Rosemary and Rue, Ch. 1