The Fey- beautiful and proud, magical beings, exiled to Valan after Von Haden's defeat, as all things magical were linked to his memory and fear ran rampant among the far more numerous humans. After their exile the Fey grew bitter towards humans.
Alexandra, empress of Nicholas II, was very unpopular in Russia but had a very happy marriage. Her son had hemophilia and a man named Rasputin used this to manipulate her. Her and her immediate family were later killed during the Russian Revolution.