info Overview
Name - What is Alyssum’s full name?


Role - What is Alyssum’s role in your story?

The Queen of the Winter Court

Age - How old is Alyssum?

About 390, appears about 39

Gender - What is Alyssum’s gender?

Cisgender woman

Other names - What other aliases does Alyssum go by?

Alys (Ah-leese as opposed to Al-iss)


The Winter Court


Brandish Your Iron and Ash series

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First Name


First Name Meaning

Without Madness

First Name Pronunciation


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Race - What is Alyssum’s race?


Body Type

Tall and lithe

Weight - How much does Alyssum weigh?


Skin Tone

Light, borders on pale due to a general lack of sun.

Height - How tall is Alyssum?


Hair Color - What color is Alyssum’s hair?

Naturally black, but makes it appear white-blonde

Eye Color - What is Alyssum’s eye color?

Dark brown

Hair Style - How does Alyssum style their hair?

Long and straight, usually pulled into an elaborate bun or braid.

Facial Hair - What facial hair does Alyssum have?



  • Can't lie

  • Reacts badly to iron and ashwood


Regal; soft yet commanding.

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Personality type - What personality type is Alyssum?

Alys comes off as strict and cold, especially to fae from other courts, but does care deep down. She can be on edge when in an unfamiliar situation, but is quite at ease in her own court and in some others. When among friends, she is cheerful and borders on playful at times. She can come off as paranoid, and pours over every perceivable outcome (aided by Lapis) before making a decision. She puts the greater good of Ignis above her desires (and even above the Winter Court at times), which is a factor in how she comes off as a bit of a stick-in-the-mud.

Skills and Hobbies

Public speaking, memorization, writing

Motivations - What motivates Alyssum most?

To protect her court

Romantic Orientation


Sexual Orientation


Star Sign


Myers-Briggs Type

INTP (logician)

Hobbies - What hobbies does Alyssum have?

Reading, planning meetings with the other royalty, taking care of her birds

Flaws - What flaws does Alyssum have?

Stubborn, strict, can be cold, especially to those not in her court. Keeping in the spirit of the Winter Court, she has an initially icy exterior. Overanalytical, agonizes over decisions.

Prejudices - What prejudices does Alyssum have?

Against the humans, believing them weak and foolish, and occasionally against fae from other courts. As much as she loves Poplar and the Summer fae, she hates visiting the Summer Court due to the intense heat.



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Favorite possession - What is Alyssum’s favorite possession?

Her white fur coat

Closest Friend
Lovers (Current and Past)

Has a bit of a will-they-won't-they dynamic with Poplar, the Queen of Summer.


Lapis (niece)
Petrichor (adopted daughter)

Favorite or Associated Animal

Snowy owls

Favorite weapon - What is Alyssum’s favorite weapon?

Words, but is capable with a sword and magic

Occupation - What is Alyssum’s occupation?

Queen of the Winter Court

Politics - What politics does Alyssum have?

Leans more against human/fae interactions and fae visiting the mortal realm, although more out of concern for the humans than for the fae.

Religion - What religion does Alyssum practice?

Not particularly devout, although she briefly considered joining a covenant of Yelena's Scholars as a teenager.

Favorite or Associated Color

Pale blue

Favorite food - What is Alyssum’s favorite food?

Cinnamon bread

info History
Background - What is Alyssum’s background?

Alyssum was born and raised in the Winter Court to King Pieris and Queen Camellia. She grew up in the inner courts, learning about politics from an early age. The most politically savvy of the rulers, Alyssum was a close friend of Oberon before his imprisonment and the two collaborated frequently. She and Aspen have a respect for each other, though she dislikes his reckless past, and she is close with Poplar despite their hatred of each other's weather. Alys has a niece named Lapis whose gift is to see the future, adding to Alys' habit of carefully deliberating her choices. She adopted Petrichor after the girl's parents were killed by human hunters, and raised her as the Princess of Winter before eventually sending her off to live with Lapis due to rising political tensions.

Birthday - When is Alyssum’s birthday?

December 21st

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