One of the great heroes of the First Weirmonken War, Baroness Qin Shi trained and led House Venway’s elite cavalry for more than two hundred years. The scars she earned in that first great war never healed, even after the changes wrought by Osric’s curse.

She fought again in the Second Weirmonken War, again as head of the House’s elite cavalry under Benedict. In the aftermath of the war however, she spoke out against the way Erica and Deirdre’s contributions were seemingly overlooked. Oberon took this as a personal attack (which it may well have been) and had her banished from Amber.

Where she went is not a matter of record, but she returned to Amber much later to serve under Benedict in the Fifth Weirmonken War. Many assume she is now a member of the Prince’s personal guard.