- "That demure smile masks a holy recklessness. And ruthlessness. "
- ―Lewko describes Hallana[src]
Near the end of Hallana's apprenticeship as a physician she was called to attend on a dying sorcerer. When the sorcerer died, his demon jumped over the young divine who was the intended recipient and into Hallana. A number of attempts to rid herself of the demon failed and she started a second apprenticeship to the Bastard to learn to control it.
When Ijada was 10 was a child, Hallana served as a medical missioner at Ijada's father’s fort on the west marches. She would treating the fen folk's illnesses to draw them to the fort and to the Quintarian teachings. At the same time for the Bastard’s Order, she was learning the fen folk wisdom songs.
Hallana is matronly, short and plump, and has curling sand-colored hair.
Early in the events of The Hallowed Hunt, prompted by dreams from the gods, Hallana, very pregnant, travels to meet Ijada at Red Dike. Hallana breaks the geas on Ingrey by using her demon to increase the disorder in him.
Behind the scenes Edit
Hallana uses "dratsab" (Bastard spelled backwards) as a curse, borrowed from usage on the Lois McMaster Bujold mailing list.