Shemhazai, one of Elua's Companions, valued knowledge and taught D'Angelines their written language. He founded the province of Siovale located in the southwest of Terre d'Ange and bordering Aragonia and Euskerria. His priests and priestesses wear gray robes. A placard in a temple located in Siovale says, "All knowledge is worth having." Some temples of Shemhazai feature mechanical statues of him.
Characters associated with ShemhazaiEdit
House Montrève—scions of Shemhazai
House Verreuil--scions of Shemhazai
House Rocaille—scions of Shemhazai
Tibault de Toluard—Marquis de Toluard, an avid Siovalese scholar.
In Moirin's Trilogy Edit
- ↑ Kushiel's Avatar, "Chapter 3" — Yeshuites claim the others followed Elua out of arrogance, defying the One God's rule; Naamah for desire, Azza for pride, Shemhazai, for cleverness' sake, and so forth.
- ↑ Kushiel's Dart, "Chapter 42" — I do not laugh at this, for it was Shemhazai who taught the D'Angelines to write.