Regarding that broad, white forehead and those smoky green eyes, Jame suspected that here was a woman who bested her man in more ways than he knew.
Jame's narration, Bound in Blood,
"Chapter XV: Winter's Eve", I

Gran Cyd is the queen of the Merikit.[1] She is the military[2] and civil[3] leader of the Merikit, while her housebond Chingetai is the religious leader, taking his role in the religious ceremonies.[4]


Her first housebond is Chingetai.[2]

Her sister is Anku.

She has a few grandchildren, including Hatch, and Prid and her sisters.

Prid's late mother was Cyd's daughter. Sonny may have been her son, or also Chingetai's son by another wyf. She is pregnant with another child, who is attributed to Jame.


  1. Bound in Blood, "Lexicon" — "Gran Cyd: the queen of the Merikit"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bound in Blood, "Chapter XV: Winter's Eve", I — " 'I'm confused,' said Jame. 'Isn't Chingetai the chief of the Merikit?' Prid laughed. 'He's Gran's first housebond,' […] 'D'you mean Chingetai is only chief on his wife's say-so?' […] 'If we go to war, Gran Cyd leads us, the way it's always been, or one of her daughters after her. Or granddaughters.' "
  3. Bound in Blood, "Chapter XV: Winter's Eve", I — "At the far end of the room, Gran Cyd of the Merikit sat in judgment. […] The argument before her lay between two housebonds and their wyf."
  4. Seeker's Mask, "Part VIII: Kithorn" — " 'play the Burnt Man—who, I gather, is always the chief.' "

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