Elspeth the Peacemaker was a monarch of Valdemar reigning around 750AF. She brought peace to Valdemar through an alliance marriage to Iftel, sacrificing her own desire for true love. After her husband died, she again denied her heart by choosing not to marry Bard Kyran, who she was in love with. She wanted to save her marriage to use once again to the benefit of her country. Her son Darvi died young, making the unwilling Randale heir to the throne of Valdemar. Upon Elspeth's death, the fragile peace she had built fell apart. This left Valdemar filled with petty barons trying to carve out their own kingdoms.