Curse of the Crimson Throne
Head of the Korvosan Red Mantis Cell
Kayltanya is a member of the Vernai, the ruling caste of Red Mantises. Of Chelish descent, Kayltanya was the third daughter of her parents, and despite being part of the powerful Chelish House of Vyeron, she soon realized that as third daughter, her opportunities for greatness were limited. Not long after she came of age, she engineered the deaths of her two older sisters, an act that caught the eye of the Red Mantis assassin who had been tasked with doing the same by one of Vyeron’s enemies, the Arvanxi family. Rather than finish her task with Kayltanya’s assassination, the assassin took Kayltanya under her wing and returned to the Crimson Citadel, where Kayltanya absorbed the indoctrination and training with a natural ease. The Red Mantis mistress has since accepted a post in Varisia after the Red Mantis learned of the region’s growing power and civilization.