The Birth of Èrainn
A gnomish wizard in Sir Diarmait's retinue
Ilaisa Cizik is a young Gnomish woman from Praha. Ilaisa was adopted by Sir Diarmait FitzGerald as a teenager. Sir Diarmait, then travelling in the retinue of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, met Ilaisa in Wien. Ilaisa had fallen into thieving in the great city, and Diarmait caught her attempting to raid the saddlebags of his companion, Sir Robert FitzHenry. Against the advice of his other companions, including Sir Rorik Harsson, Diarmait took the girl under his wing, and provided funds for her to study at the Gymnasium der Magie in Nuremberg. Ilaisa has repaid Diarmait’s faith many times over, using her new magical skills and her vast knowledge of gems to enhance his mercantile dealings.