Age : appears 29, actually 415
Height : 5’10”
Weight : 136 lbs.
Eyes : Brown
Hair : Black
Born in 1602, Illyana’s family assisted the Romanovs against their rivals the Godunovs for control of the Russian empire.
In 1630, her friend Sophia offered Illyana a choice: become a vampire with her or die. Illyana chose death, but Sophia would not let her friend go. She turned her anyway.
The Dakanovas were, unknown to Illyana, a family of vampire hunters steeped in the Shadowdance.
Illyana was later tasked with turning Adriana Dupré. She did as commanded, but refused to turn Adriana over to the Daughters. They eluded Cytheria for several decades but ultimately were forced into the fold.
Illyana sees the Dupré sisters as surrogate daughters. She regrets her role in their damnation and strives to make amends despite the girls’ hatred of her.