Elae is a superb young woman of the People of the Lantern. Like all members of her race, she is able to be rejuvenated within the huge flowers of lantern trees. Doing so heals body and mind, but each regeneration erases most memories and troubles one's perception of time. Elae doesn't know her age and cannot remember companions she might have bonded with in the past. She is an Alhaké, or “ranger” as humans vulgarly say. She wanders around the world, driven by the distant feeling that she has retribution to seek against the Sorcerer Kings.