Map Empire of Lether

Empire of Lether and its neighbours

Bluerose was a nation located in the north central part of the continent of Lether, along the northwest coast of the Bluerose Sea. Bluerose had been conquered and reduced to a protectorate by the Letherii Empire.[1] The nation's name came from a sapphire-colored mineral, intricate as roses, which 'grew' in the caves that were prevalent in the mountains there.[2]

Their Tiste Andii ruler-mages were known as Onyx Wizards.[3]


While posing as human, a significant proportion of Bluerose's population was secretly of Tiste Andii blood and heritage. These were the descendants of the Tiste Andii under Silchas Ruin, who survived the betrayal by Scabandari and his Tiste Edur after their alliance had defeated the K'Chain Che'Malle. The wounded, stragglers, elders, mothers and children left well behind the field of battle witnessed this betrayal and fled. They were protected in their flight by four barely grown sorcerers, who would become the founders of the Onyx Wizards. The survivors, eluding their pursuers, arrived in what would become the country of Bluerose, where they fashioned a sanctuary, Andara, a well-hidden monastery dedicated to the Black-Winged Lord (i.e., Anomander Rake) beneath the northern Bluerose Mountains that surrounded the Bluerose Sea - mountains in which there were caves that grew mineral 'flowers' of sapphire: Blueroses.[4]

By the time of the reign of the Letherii King Ezgara Diskanar only a few thousand Tiste Andii remained. Their nation had been conquered by the Letherii and reduced to a protectorate. As time had passed they became known for their cavalry, and were used as such after being conquered by the Letherii. Unhappy under their new masters, the people of Bluerose purposely sabotaged any riding equipment given to their clueless Letherii overlords, who had never mastered horseback riding on their own.

Some lighter-skinned Tiste Andii existed among the Tiste Edur (who had settled in northwestern Lether), spying on behalf of Bluerose. For generations, they would remain as 'Watchers', avoiding suspicion by further bleaching of their skin. Ahlrada Ahn, one of these spies, mentioned that he would at some point fake his death so that he could come 'home' to Bluerose, indicating that other 'Watchers' had done this before him.[5]


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