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Lyonette du Marquin, is the 6th Princess in line for the Eternal Throne of Calanfer. She runaway from home to Izril, were she was forced to resort to thievery in order to survive. After being caught by the Liscor Guard Watch, she was exiled, though saved by Erin Solstice.

Appearance Edit

She has a thin face, with bright red hair and bright blue eyes.[2] Her height is similar to that of a Worker's.[3]

Personality Edit

Lyon's personality has changed dramatically over the course of the story. At the beginning, she was overly dramatic, lazy, spoiled and rude. She has no qualms stealing from 'peasants.'

Since being taken in by Erin though, she's slightly more inclined to work, for the sake of leveling. Although she dislikes the [Barmaid] class because it is a class used by peasants, she loves leveling.

She initially abhors anything that isn't human, excluding Mrsha. After Erin left Liscor and she was left alone, she overcame her fear of the Antinium and became friends with Pawn.

Lyonette has shown great bravery and intelligence, such as single-handedly retrieving honey and bees from the cave of Ashfire Bees using smoke from Erin's magical flowers.[4]

By the Spring of 23 A.F., Lyonette has become happy as a helper in the inn, being able to manage day-to-day tasks and make proper decisions.[5] She loses her [Princess] class as a result of this realization, but gains the class [Worldly Princess] instead.

Background Edit

Chronology Edit

Feeling useless at her home in Terandria, she ran away and booked a passage to Izril. After having arrived there, she had to escape from various monsters and with no food or money had to struggle not to starve to death.[6]

Thief Lyon by pkay

Thief Lyonette by Pkay

Lyonette came to Liscor with one of the caravans, though probably without their knowledge, that traveled there after having heard about the new discovered dungeon. As she had no money, she stole food and clothes, with the assistance of her magical artifacts, in order to survive. Eventually, Krshia and several other Gnoll merchants used Krshia's stall to bait her. Although they succeeded in catching her, it also resulted in the destruction of Krshia's stall, and more importantly, in the destruction of various spellbooks that were collected by the Silverfang Tribe, ruining their work of the last decade.

As Liscor's Watch was wary of executing a possibly noble-born or the child of an important figure. As a result, the child was exiled from Liscor without any proper resources.

Selys, a friend of Erin, struck a bargain with Pisces. In exchange for notifying Erin of the Princess' situation, Selys will make Pisces a Bronze-Ranked Adventurer. Erin saved Lyon and subsequently hired her for the Wandering Inn.[7] Initially, she is placed under Toren's tutelage.[8]

When Erin is stranded in Celum, Lyonette is forced to manage the inn, take care of Mrsha, and provide for herself on her own. She is helped by Pawn and Olesm while alone. Zel Shivertail begins staying at the inn during this period and has Lyonette's exile revoked.

When Erin returns she is dismissive of Lyonette's achievements, but Zel confronts her and forces her to recognize how Lyonette has changed and adapted.

When Erin hires Safry and Maran, human [Barmaids] from Celum, they bully Lyonette due to their higher levels in the [Barmaid] class, and upset her with to their laziness and racism towards non-humans. Lyonette informs Erin, and Erin fires them after they push Mrsha. When Erin wishes Toren was back, Lyonette yells at Erin, telling her the degree to which Toren abused her, and venting her anger at not being trusted or listened to even after she changed. After Erin and Lyonette reconcile, Lyonette begins taking on a greater level of responsibility in the inn, managing the money and much of the logisitics.

She remains out of the spotlight for the next few arcs of the story, primarily managing the mundane day-to-day affairs of the inn and raising Mrsha.

When being training in basic sword fighting by Brunkr, he confides in her that he dreams of being a [Knight], but that as a Gnoll it is difficult for him to attain the class. Moments later Lyonette turns away and knights him in a whisper, but she underestimates how good Gnollish hearing is, and Brunkr, Ishkr, and Mrsha all end up hearing her knight him. Brunkr gains the class the next day, and both he and Krshia are thankful to Lyonette. After Brunkr's death, Lyonette upgrades Krshia's [Shopkeeper] class to [Royal Shopkeeper], beginning a friendship between the two.

Later, after leveling in a variety of classes and getting used to life in the inn, she stops thinking of herself as a princess and loses the class. Pawn discovers this and organizes a ball to get Lyonette her [Princess] class back. She is initially against the idea but eventually acquiesces, and after reconciling her other classes with being a [Princess], regains her princess class and consolidates all her other classes into the upgraded class [Worldly Princess].

When Mrsha is abducted by the Raskghar, Lyonette joins the final assault on the Raskghar camp to rescue her, using her [Flawless Attempt] skill to wound Nokha.

Some time after the Siege of Liscor, Lyonette approaches Watch Captain Zevara to buy back her confiscated artifacts, impressing her with her bearing and understand of Drake law. She begins paying back the debt to the city for the property she destroyed using her earnings alone.

When the Wistram team arrives in Liscor, Lyonette convinces Erin that she cannot afford to stubbornly stand alone and never give concessions when dealing with the world's power players, leading to her taking the deal offered by Palt's faction.

After the inn is destroyed in the Creler attack, Lyonette designs and organizes the construction of the new inn, making it significantly larger and effectively a fortress.

Presently, outside of managing the inn, Lyonette has largely been spending her free time teaching Mrsha, engaging in a relationship with Pawn, and occasionally meeting up with the two friends she has made in Liscor, Krshia and Zevara.

After Magnolia, Pryde and Wuvren came to the inn and used their auras to suppress Erin, Lyonette began helping Erin train her aura usage.

Powers and Abilities Edit

Classes/Levels: Edit

  • [Worldly Princess] Lv. 20
    • Derived from [Princess] Lv. 6
    • Classes Consolidated to [Worldly Princess] Level 11:
      • [Princess] Lv. 6
      • [Barmaid] Lv. 15
      • [Beast Tamer] Lv. 5
      • [Carer] Lv. 8
      • [Tactician] Lv. 2
      • [Warrior] Lv. 4

Skills: Edit

  • [Balanced Posture]
  • [Basic Cleaning]
  • [Basic Cooking]
  • [Basic Crafting]
  • [Basic Footwork]
  • [Basic Leadership]
  • [Basic Negotiator]
  • [Boon of the Princess]
  • [Calming Touch]
  • [Charming Smile]
  • [Detect Poison]
  • [Flawless Attempt]
  • [Healthy Rearing]
  • [Imperial Aura]
  • [Lesser Bond]
  • [Lesser Intuition]
  • [Lesser Stamina]
  • [Lesser Strength]
  • [Magnified Training]
  • [Royal Tax]
  • [Weapon Proficiency: Sword]

Apista Skills: Edit

Skills that apply only to Apista.

  • [Agile Flier]
  • [Basic Training]
  • [Crimson Stinger]
  • [Enhanced Intelligence]

Spells: Edit

  • [Light]
  • [Razorwind] (partially learned)

(For Leveling History see Here)

Relationships Edit

Erin Solstice Edit

Lyonette's early interactions with Erin are mostly hostile. As a [Princess], she refuses to take Erin's offer on being an employee seriously, and is either intentionally hostile or incompetent in performing the tasks of a barmaid. However, her perspective drastically changes after Erin is pulled away to meet Magnolia and she is left alone in the inn. By the time Erin returns, Lyonette has mastered the basic skills of running the inn and gains newfound respect for all that Erin does.[9] While Erin's initial reaction to her skills was skepticism and criticism, after a tongue-lashing by Zel, the two reconcile.

After Erin hires Ishkr, Drassi, Safry, and Maran, Lyonette undergoes struggles to maintain control of the inn. She frequently clashed with Safry and Maran, human barmaids from Celum who do not respect the Drakes and Gnolls of the inn. During the climatic clash, she screams at Erin, revealing how hurt she was by Erin's continued disrespect as well as her lack of control over Toren, who frequently abused her. She runs away, believing that she would be once again fired, but Ryoka comes out and helps her get back on her feet, returning to the Inn.[10]

Mrsha Edit

Lyonette begins taking care of Mrsha when Erin was gone from the Inn.[4]

Pawn Edit

Although Lyonette is initially terrified of the Antinium, she starts to change her attitude while she is alone in the inn. During that time, Pawn was the first person to become one of her regular customers, and Lyonette provides meals to Pawn's soldiers during their first excursion above ground.[11] She helps Pawn create the first batch of Painted Soldiers when Mrsha gets into paint cans and leaves white paw prints on a damaged soldier.[12]

Later, when Pawn goes through a crisis of leadership, Lyonette inspires Pawn to be a leader, even if he was unable to fight himself. She encourages Pawn with her knowledge of how [Queens] inspired armies, and teaches Pawn how to be more graceful in leadership.[10]

Her relationship with Pawn is further explored when she loses her [Princess] class. Pawn notices her gloom and visits her daily, praying for the return of her class. When Lyonette realizes that Pawn is trying to change her, she flies into a fit of rage, yelling at Pawn.[13] After Pawn puts on a ball for her, to regain what it feels like to be a [Princess], she realizes that Pawn loves her.[14]

Ryoka Griffin Edit

Liscorian Gnolls Edit

Lyonette's first interaction with the city is with Krshia, where she inadvertently destroys Krshia's stall, and the magic books hidden within it. She is outcast by the city, and the Gnolls shun her. However, she slowly returns to their good graces. With the help of Pawn as an intermediary, Lyonette offers Krshia a jar of honey and her apologies for what she had done.[15] Although she is banned from the city, she argues to reenter for the sake of Mrsha.[16] After Ryoka paid her debt, Lyonette is no longer shunned by them.

Krshia Silverfang Edit

Krshia has chosen to make Leonette her "tribe-sister", an honor she has given to no other human, including Erin or Ryoka. It's possible that their growing relationship is related to the fact that Leonette made Krshia her "Royal Shopkeeper", since Lyonette wasn't sure what the implications of granting that title to Krshia were.

Brunkr Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Lyon is the third daughter in her family.[17]
  • Despite being 2 years younger than Erin, she is a bit taller than her.[18]
  • While she appeared for the first time in Ch 1.31, it took around 55 chapters for her identity to be finally revealed in Ch 2.21.
  • It was for the first time in 1.33 revealed that Lyon is a [Princess].
  • She is distantly related to Magnolia Reinhart.[19]
  • Before she had started leveling in her new classes, 4 years went by without her having gained a single level,[15] resulting in her almost forgetting feeling of doing so.[6] Therefore, she cherishes every level she now gains, no matter how insignificant the class might be.
  • She loves dogs. And Gnolls!
  • Being a [Princess], even if a low leveled one, Lyon is permitted to grant individuals unique classes.[15]
  • Her family believes that by gaining classes that are completely unfitting to royals, such as Lyon's [Barmaid] classs, one sullies their position. Especially her mother seems to be of that opinion, hating of letting princes even take [Knight] and [Commander] classes.[15]
  • When she was still thieving in Liscor, Lyon owned the Cloak of Balshadow, several emerald rings capable of at least shooting a spider web[20] (possibly [Sticky Webbing]), and throwing a fireball[21] strong enough to destroy low-enchanted magical tomes.[22]
  • Lyon is expected to pay 47 gold coins of her own volition for the damages she caused (that excludes the destruction of the Krshia's shops and the spellbooks).[23]
  • Back in Terandria, the nobles that do not know that she runaway are gossiping that she has refused every single suitor, except for partaking in the most removed of dances. They speculated that she has a serious suitor, or else some kind of disease.[24]

Gallery Edit

Quotes Edit

Volume 2 Edit

  • (To herself) “—filthy peasants and monsters! They should all be wiped out!”
  • (To Erin) “I intend to go north as soon as possible. I will not stay another minute in this—this hellhole of abominations and freaks!”
  • (To Erin) “Am I not your guest? And I am—weak. Why would you force me to work?”
  • (To Erin) “She’s a freak! An untrustworthy spy and troublemaker! I insist she leave at once!”
  • (To Erin) “Monster! You violent thug! Criminal! Rogue! You filthy, horrible, wretched—”
  • (To Erin) “You consort with the dead? What kind of twisted monster are you? I defy your magic, [Necromancer]!”
  • (To Erin) “I may have—that is not important! I am noble! I will not be sullied with a—commoner’s class!”
  • (To Reynold) “I demand to be taken along!”
  • (To Erin) “…Are you unwell in the head? How will a frying pan kill monsters?”
  • (To Erin) “Wait, you killed a zombie? By yourself?”
  • (To Erin) “You are insane! I thought you were just unnatural, but you are clearly—insane!”

Volume 3 Edit

  • (To Olesm) “Please, Olesm? Please? And I need butter and vegetables—I have a list here. Oh, and let me add…”
  • (To Pawn about the Bee Grub) “What do you mean, it looks fattening!?”
  • (To Zel) “If you’re willing…then welcome. As I said, my name is Lyonette. This is Mrsha. Welcome…to the Wandering Inn.”
  • (To herself) “I, Lyonette du Marquin, swear on my name. I swear by my blood. Someday I will…”

Volume 4 Edit

  • (To Erin) “He wasn’t ever good! He was always a monster! He’d push me into Shield Spider nests, make me run for miles without rest, hit me, abandon me in the middle of nowhere for hours…he was your skeleton, but you never controlled him! At all!”
  • (To Ryoka) “I thought—I thought he’d kill me if I told, sometimes. Other times I didn’t care, but no one listened. Because I always complained. When he was gone…at first I was the happiest I could ever be, until I realized Erin was gone too. And then you left…”
  • (To Ryoka) “I think I was happiest when Erin was gone. Really. I was. It sounds crazy, but after I started working—when I had to do everything myself, I started being happy. Because I was doing it all! I was actually keeping the inn running, and feeding Mrsha, and getting guests—I did it. All by myself.”
  • (To Ryoka) “But I’m a failure. I never reached more than Level 5 in my [Princess] class.”
  • (To Krshia) “I, Lyonette du Marquin do solemnly grant you, Krshia Silverfang and whatever business you pursue my royal favor, now and unto perpetuity. You who have forgiven when we did not deserve it. You, whose kin we called friend however briefly. You, who have lost much—we offer our small blessing. Let the world know you are favored and that favor grant you all the riches you wish for.”

Volume 5 Edit

  • (To Bird) “Um, well, I’m not certain. Why not? I’m sure there are birds that go out in the rain. Actually, I lied. There are most definitely fish birds, Bird.”
  • (Singing) “It’s raining, it’s raining, water’s on the floor, Mrsha at the door, it’s raining, it’s raining—
  • (To Erin) “I am Lyonette du Marquin, a [Princess]. Sixth in line to the Eternal Throne of Calanfer, which isn’t actually eternal. We date about six thousand years back.”

Volume 6 Edit

  • (To Zevara) “There must be law. And that was Drake law, wasn’t it? I survived. And I got a second chance, fairly or not, thanks to Zel Shivertail. I don’t think I’ll get a third.”
  • (To Erin) “I’ve never done something like that in my life. How on earth did you do that? You don’t have the [Tumbler] class, right?”
  • (To Erin) “We’ve got two cakes, unless Numbtongue or Mrsha’s eaten one when I haven’t been looking. And enough ice cream ingredients for eight guests. Or two Relcs. Why?”
  • (To Gnolls) “Don’t you dare call her yours. Or Plains Gnoll. Or think you can tell me what she is. Because she is mine! My child and I am her mother! Mine! My daughter!
  • (To Gnolls) “My daughter, no matter what comes to pass. My daughter, no Gnoll’s child but mine. Mine, no matter your past.”
  • (To Erin) “Because that’s not how it works, Erin! Do you think you can just ignore or—or fight something as big as Wistram? Do you think, really think you can be the lone, independent force that never negotiates, and gets her own way? Don’t answer! That’s exactly what you think!”
  • (To Erin) “That’s idiotic. That’s not how the world works, Erin. You want to do that, be my guest. But if you put Mrsha in danger, I’ll have Apista sting you!”

Volume 7 Edit

  • (To Erin) “He reminds me of you, a bit. A male you, Erin.”
  • (To Erin) “Because I’m the mean, strict mother and person managing this inn. And you’re the cool boss.
  • (Thoughts) But that was Erin. Normal rules were like butter to Erin. You could take it or leave it or put it on toast, but it wasn’t an impediment to her.
  • (To Pawn) “Honestly, I don’t know how your class works, Pawn. It’s so—unique. Mine? I’m very glad about being a [Worldly Princess]. Otherwise, only royal acts would allow me to level. Which is why most of the royalty are under-leveled compared to everyone else. Well—we also level slower.”
  • (To Erin) “That is correct in everything, but—how can you be so wrong, Erin?”
  • (To Erin) “It’s not our job to stop that. Let the Watch deal with it. Erin. Don’t go out that door.

Chapter Appearances Edit

See Here.

References Edit

  1. Chapter 4.14 L
  2. Chapter 2.13
  3. Chapter 5.26 L
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 3.21 L
  5. Chapter 5.24 L
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chapter 2.35
  7. Chapter 2.20
  8. Chapter 2.01 T
  9. Chapter 3.32
  10. 10.0 10.1 Chapter 4.15 L
  11. Chapter 3.22 L
  12. Chapter 3.22 L
  13. Chapter 5.25 L
  14. Chapter 5.26 L
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Chapter 3.23 L
  16. Chapter 3.27 M
  17. Chapter 3.05 L
  18. Chapter 7.04
  19. Chapter 2.21
  20. Chapter 1.40
  21. Chapter 2.20
  22. Chapter 2.20
  23. Chapter 6.08
  24. Chapter 7.15 R
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