King Kraye was the victim of multiple assassination plots; though many were foiled, the Leopard Guard were a poor force to ward a King, and eventually Kraye was killed. Barloz was plunged into chaos. Sobial and Kraye died without heirs, leaving the Monarchy without an heir. A coalition of influential folk in the Kingdom supported Saerilaith as candidate for the throne. With this support, and that of the head of the College of Magic, Caig, Saerilaith was able to take the throne and defeat the Ogrish plot to overthrow Barloz.
Saerilaith is romatically involved with Duke Charden. The couple have one child born in 193 whose identity and indeed very existence is kept as secret as possible.