The Matriarch of a Kencyr House is in charge of the Women's World of that House. She ranks below the Lord of the House, but has a fair degree of autonomy and respect. In some Houses, such as the Randir, the Matriarch is the true power; in others, such as the Brandan, the Lord and Matriarch are very close. The Ardeth Matriarch Adiraina has claimed that all Matriarchs and Lords must necessarily be Shanir.
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part IV: Restormir"