“She should be on a hill somewhere, under a fruit tree, with the sun and clouds above her and the rain to wash her clean.”
― George R.R. Martin
Chyoni Guinevere Aynokion is the third daughter and the fifth child between Zegrus Aynokion and Klyomistra Lepre, and is the middle of the triplets; her older twin is Ammyana and her younger twin is Bydeia. She is the younger sister to twins Sylena and Hylios, and Kassian and Chyoni is the older sister to Eurus and Memnon.
Chyoni is the biological mother of Angelos through the unconfirmed relationship with Adrianus Vuren.
Death of her Mother and Blood Oath
Engagement to (*&*-*&*)
Affair with Adrianus Vuren
Motherhood, Death and Impact
According to Eurus, Chyoni had a touch of wildness to her, which was described as "the wolf blood" by her father, Zegrus. Eurus compares her to his tomboyish daughter Aydia in personality. Chyoni was strong of will. While (*&*-*&*), who had been deeply infatuated with Chyoni and remains very much in love with her memory over fifteen years after her death to the point of causing major strain in his marriage to (*&*-*&*), believes Chyoni would never have publicly shamed him the way (*&*) does. Chyoni may have been considerably less enthusiastic about the marriage than (*&*) was, as she commented to Eurus that (*&*)'s love for her would not prevent him from being unfaithful after their marriage.
Chyoni is described by most people as beautiful. Though (*&*-*&*) describes her as "a wild and boyish young thing and was no delicate beauty", (*&*-*&*) recalls Chyoni having a "wild beauty" about her. According to her brother Eurus, Chyoni had been a young woman of surpassing loveliness. She was slim of frame. Aydia Aynokion, with her brown hair, long face and grey eyes, resembles Chyoni in appearance, according to Eurus.
Powers & Abilities
- Enhanced Strength - Despite having a very womanly figure, Chyoni was very strong being able to hold her own against a 540 lbs and 6'4"ft Jasirian man in a cage fight. Earning her the moniker Chyoni the Snowfisted Badger.
- Chyoni is a variant of Chione which is the feminine form of Chion which is from the Greek noun χιών (chion) meaning "snow".
- In Greek mythology, she was the daughter of the naiad Callirrhoe and god of the Nile river Neilus. Zeus had Hermes turn her into a snow cloud and it's from this myth that it is believed that the Greek word khiōn (χιών) came to mean 'snow'. Another story has her as the daughter of the north wind Boreas and Orithyia, where she is a snow nymph or a minor goddess of snow.
- Guinevere is from the Norman French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar meaning "white phantom", ultimately from the Old Celtic roots *windos meaning "fair, white, blessed" (modern Welsh gwen) and *sebros meaning "phantom, magical being".
- In Arthurian legend she was the beautiful wife of King Arthur. According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, she was seduced by Mordred before the battle of Camlann, which led to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur. According to the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes, she engaged in an adulterous affair with Sir Lancelot.
- Aynokion comes form Aenocyon Dirus which is the genius name for the direwolf. It literally means "dreadful, terrible" in Latin.
- Chyoni is associated with the Three of Swords alongside her sisters Sylena and Ammyana.
- She had a blood oath with her sisters Sylena, Ammyana, and Bydeia.
- Chyoni is associated with the color light blue.
- Chyoni had been fond of flowers, and loved the scent of blue roses.
- Chyoni is noted to have been a skilled rider who loved to ride. According to (*&*) of (*&*), Chyoni rode "like a man", while (*&*-*&*) describes her as a centaur, and (*&*-*&*) states that Chyoni was "half a horse herself".