"Honor from death is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrible. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life."
- Elisa addressing the Maleficio
Our protagonist and the princess of Orovalle who later becomes queen of Joya d'Arena. She is the carrier of the only living Godstone and was the leader of the Maleficio.
When the series begins, Elisa is an overweight, self-conscious girl. She often describes herself in a negative way, such as during her wedding when she refers to herself as "a big, bloated sausage in a white silk casing."
Throughout her adventures, Elisa becomes quite physically fit, though never thin and willowy like her sister. She is extremely beautiful, as evidenced by the reactions of many of her suitors. Elisa has long, luxurious brown hair, brown eyes, and tanned skin.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns Edit
Elisa begins the series as the young princess of Orovalle, set to marry the king of Joya d'Arena, a country "twice as large, twice as rich" as her own. The marriage is a rushed affair, with hardly any notice, which prompts a great deal of speculation and gossip.
"I'd rather be trampled by horses than cry in front of my sister."
Elisa firmly believes that her elder sister loathes her, mostly due to the fact that Elisa is a Bearer and Alodia is not. The two have an extremely strained relationship, and neither seems to like the other. Alodia is described as being very slender and beautiful, a fact which causes even more strife between the two. While Alodia handles matters of state, Elisa often deals with domestic affairs, and so Elisa often considers herself inferior to her sister. As the series goes on, the two become closer.