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Rayseline Acantha Torquill
Vital statistics
Blood Classification Fae
Type Daoine Sidhe / Blodynbryd
Personal Information
Allied with Shadowed Hills


Rank, Titles, Other Names heir presumptive to duchy


Family Sylvester Torquill (father)

Simon Torquill (uncle) Luna Torquill (mother) Connor O'Dell (husband, divorced)

Companions Oleander de Merelands
Mentioned in Rosemary and Rue

Rayseline "Raysel" Acantha Torquill

Books Appears in Edit

  1. Rosemary and Rue (2009)
  2. A Local Habitation (2010)
  3. An Artificial Night (2010)
  4. Late Eclipses (2011)
  5. One Salt Sea (2011)

Race Edit

Mix of Daoine Sidhe, Blodynbryd and Kitsune

Biography / BackgroundEdit

Rayseline Acantha Torquill is Sylvester Torquill's daughter and the "heir presumptive to one of the largest Duchies in the Kingdom of the Mists".

In Rosemary and Rue, Raysel suffered long-term abusive treatment during her kidnapping. Some blame her insanity on that trauma. During her long captivity she was raised in a lightless prison by her lunatic uncle, Simon Torquill and his accomplice Oleander de Merelands.

She is in a political marriage between the Land Fae and the Sea Fae to Connor O'Dell, a Selkie noble.

She blamed certain events on Toby, telling the Queen of the Mists it was all Toby's fault. Things change for Rayseline in unexpected ways later in the series.

About Edit

Abilities, Powers, Skills Edit

Personality Edit

  • Before being taken, a tomboy, not spoiled- enjoyed climbing trees and crawling in holes, loved animals[1]
  • After being taken, insane, hates Toby

Physical Appearance Edit

  • fox-red Torquill hair
  • Gold eyes (The color of Honey Wine, same as all Torquills)
  • Sharp Incisors (SPOILER: This was a Kitsune trait, and may have changed after Toby rebalanced her blood in Book 8)

Other DetailsEdit

  • Because of her weird blood mix—Daoine Sidhe, Blodynbryd and Kitsune—Rayseline was primed to go mental even without her tortuous captivity for years during her childhood.
  • It's unknown what happened to Luna and Raysel during the twelve years that they were missing—Luna came back sadder, stranger—Raysel came back wrong. [2]

Connections Edit

Name Connection What About
Sylvester Torquill father Duke of Shadowed Hills
Luna Torquill mother Kitsune, Duchess, Blodynbryd Sylvester's wife; becomes very ill, poisoned, Rayseline tells Queen of the Mists it's Toby's fault:
Connor O'Dell husband Pureblood Selkie noble political marriage; former lover: Toby Daye, still in love with her though her rejected for not being pureblood
Toby Daye father's knight Changeling; Knight-errant, hates Toby with a passion; 
Simon Torquill
Oleander de Merelands assassin; half Tuatha de Danann, half Peri

Events in the Series (Spoilers) Edit

Use the book title at the opening of each paragraph as a "Spoiler Warning".

✥ In Rosemary and Rue, Raysel treated Toby with vicious disdain when she returned to court. [3]

Quotes Edit

Book References Edit

  1. Rosemary and Rue, Ch. 1
  2. Rosemary and Rue, ch. 11
  3. Rosemary and Rue, ch. 11

See Also Edit

External References Edit

Rayseline Torquill ref's:

General Toby ref's:

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