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Empress Elantine was the ruler of Meridian Empire. She lived and ruled in Valenda.


When Jacks and Donatella had dinner with Elantine she had full rosy cheeks, dark olive skin and a round body that" looked as if it would be very soft to hug". However when Tella visited her in the tower she looked waxen and sickly, and her voice sounded feverish and she looked like she aged two decades in two days. Elantine reveals that she took a tonic from Legend and that he was helping her hide her failing health from Jacks.


Elantine was cunning and saw past Jacks performance, she was a good actress, convincing Jacks that she was healthy and she didn't she past his performance.





  • There are protections on Elantine that prevent people from killing her.