A Night Child, fifth-generation from Notte. She is of the now-extinct Thamud, a pre-Islamic people from ancient Saudi Arabia.
Book: For Daws to Peck At
Empress Mer’Qel is a warrior mermaid who single-handedly united the clans of warring mer-people in the Pacific. She earned that right by defeating all their leaders in one seventy-eight hour stretch of combat, at the end of which she then celebrated loudly at a banquet, knocked out six assassins sent by her sister to take her out, and proceeded to dance four more hours until she finally needed sleep.
A vampire, and Notte’s oldest surviving child (not his first, however). She’s immensely powerful, and has earned the right to run her Night Child family completely outside of Notte’s rules.
A Night Child with an unusual skill for dancing. Notte chose her, though he did not personally make her.
She was born in 1900, was made into a Night Child at the age of 22, and still maintains her flapper style just because she loves it.