Irene Desummers is one of the cousins of the Desummers family. She is a very powerful mage. After her family's troubles (TK 1048 - TK 1051), she decided to use her power and wealth to start over and carve out a domain of her own in the sands of the Ariddia in Terla. She holds the rank of Duchess and no one knows her politics or whom she is allied with. She took the Ocean of Sand by storm. Her domain is healthy and quite wealthy. The people she commands and rules are content and are well taken care of. She is truly an unknown quantity in the realms. What is known is that she can wield a great amount of power, both magically and militarily.