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I think this article needs to be fleshed out a bit.

It's demostrable that Aphrael is actually the cause of pretty much everything that occurs in both The Elenium and The Tamuli.

Firstly she uses the rings to emasculate Azash. Which leads to Azash's increased desire to possess Bhelliom and therefore the Zemoch wars.

Then by being born as Sephrenia's sister she usurps Zalasta's place in Sephrenia's life and as we see in The Shining Ones this leads to Zalasta pursuing the means to destroy her: He is clearly significant in the Zemoch wars, and the later events where he is directly responsible for the corruption of Princess Arissa, Annias, and Martel.  Even more so he's directly responsible for everything that takes place in The Tamuli.

Remember that Zalasta became the most accomplished magic user in the entire history of the Styric people ... so clearly he was a very special individual and Aphrael quite literally destroyed his life in her meddling quest to control Anakha.

Aphrael is the actual villian if you stop and think for just a moment. 04:33, January 27, 2016 (UTC)