Lia, a character in "The Crown and the Flame" series, is the daughter of Empress Azura. She first appears in Book 3, Chapter 10. She succeeds Azura following her death to become the next Empress of Ducitora at the end of Book 3, Chapter 16.
Lia has fair skin, blue eyes and long, white hair. She wears a white gown with silver trimming and a crown with blue gems.
Unlike Azura who is vicious and power-hungry, Lia is kind, caring and generous. In Book 3, Chapter 16, she reveals that she is willing to share Ducitora's prosperity and wealth with the rest of the world.
Lia first meets Raydan in Book 3, Chapter 10. While initially slightly wary of him, she soon grows to be quite fond of him after he engages her in a game called 'Sly Fox Sees'. In Book 3, Chapter 11, she helps Raydan translate the Ancient Irithi in the Anti-Magic Book to help stop her mother. After Raydan saves her from the Stormholt soldiers, he gains her full trust. She offers to join Raydan at Stormholt. Should the player decide to spend diamonds to recruit her as an ally, she will accompany Raydan back to Stormholt and help Kenna test out the anti-magic spells in Chapter 13.
Kenna Rys (Determinant)
Should the player choose to spend diamonds to recruit Lia as an ally in Book 3 Chapter 11, she will first meet Kenna at Stormholt in Book 3 Chapter 13. At first, Lia perceives Kenna to be a tyrannical ruler and thinks that she wears a belt of severed heads. However, she soon realises that these were merely lies made up by Azura to get her to be antagonistic towards Kenna and the Five Kingdoms. Lia soon realises that Kenna is kind and gracious and is unlike her mother's descriptions. She begins to be fond of her and even helps her test out the anti-magic spell against Azura in Chapter 13. Following the death of Azura and her ascension to the role of Empress of Ducitora in Chapter 16, Lia formally acknowledges the Iron Empire's defeat and offers the unconditional surrender of the Iron Empire to Kenna, to which Kenna accepts.
Azura is Lia's mother. They are shown to not have a close familial relationship with each other, with Lia even allowing Azura's death in Book 3, Chapter 16. Lia is averse towards her mother consuming the lives of innocent people to prolong her own life and youth. She does not agree with her mother's ways and works with Raydan to take her down.
- Her father's identity has not been revealed.