Men from her kureç came; men from elsewhere in her clan came; men from all the clans of Vraszan came, and some say even foreigners from beyond the lands watered by the Dežera. Her father the kureniç fretted to himself, for Clever Natalya had given them a year and a day—and if no one passed her test, who would lead his people after him? But to his daughter he had given his word, that she should be the one to choose, and Natalya disliked losing.
8. One account, however, insists that the Queen loved only one person, a member of another Court whom the account does not identify, and remained faithful to this person for her entire reign and even her life. Raidne Seiren considers this account fanciful; Tyronoe Ablach, in an otherwise exhaustive account, does not even mention it. Adele Lanyon Dormir, however, has argued that this passion may be the only explanation for the Queen's actions before and during the battle.