Elysana is the Breton daughter of the now-deceased Queen Carolyna and King Eadwyre of Wayrest, born in 3E 389. She is also the step daughter of Barenziah, and step sister of King Helseth Hlaalu and Queen Morgiah of Firsthold. She was betrothed to Lord Woodborne, but the latter was killed by an agent sent by Uriel Septim VII.
She won the throne of Wayrest after a bitter struggle with Helseth, an impressive feat, proving her political acumen and strength.
It is said that a serpent once bit her and died. Her admirers and enemies alike routinely call her the new Wolf Queen. She is powerful and paranoid, utterly ruthless and extremely intelligent.[source?]