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First AppearanceQueen of Sorcery

Bethra was a Tolnedran courtesan and spy. It was said that men valued her as much for her conversation as for other things. At one point, someone said that when she comes over, people need her conversation, but when men come over, she served them as a prostitute. She was described by Durnik as a very wicked woman but was also described as very honest. At one point she had an ongoing relationship with Tolnedran Emperor Ran Borune and she attended his funeral.

Unbeknownst to many, for a time, Bethra was Hunter, the secret code name for the most secretive of the Drasnian spies. When she was murdered by the Honethite family of Tolnedra, with the connivance of Harakan, during the Imperial succession crisis, her friend Kheldar went on a revenge killing spree.

There was about her a kind of overripeness and an almost overpowering sense of self indulgent corruption. For some reason Garion felt himself blushing furiously. -Queen of Sorcery