|“||Is this because I called you poor? You want to prove that you're wealthier then me? Well, my dear sister, I freely admit it. I have no wealth of my own. But I live in a mansion the size of this whole Outpost. I have servants that wait on me day and night. And I have the ear of the future King. It's not about money, dear sister. It's about power.||”|
In "Regarding the Matter of Garret Spears", Gertrusha doesn’t believe that Elinor knows Gwynn but Janzo defends Elinor by saying it’s true and that he’s friends with her as well. Elinor yells at Janzo to be quiet. Gertrusha wants Elinor to tell her information about Gwynn’s financial status. Gertrusha also wants to know if Gwynn likes men or women, which Janzo finds a confusing thing for her to ask. Gertrusha insinuates that Gwynn isn’t interested in the rich, attractive, baron, but pays more attention to her chambermaid. When Gertrusha turns her anger and insults on Elinor, Janzo respectfully comes to his mother’s defense, and Gertrusha leaves.
That night at The Nightshade Inn, Tobin and Gertrusha are drinking together with him more intoxicated then her. Tobin recaps his disaster over giving Gwynn lingerie, and Gertrusha scolds him for his lack of an emotional or even decent gift. She tells Tobin that Gwynn is a Queen and requires more tasteful shows of affection. When a guard arrives and announces the Queen is being held hostage, all the soldiers leave the Inn to help. Gertrusha insists that Tobin go and help as this could be his chance to prove himself.
In "Where You Go, People Die", Gertrusha and Tobin talk about Gwynn’s request for him to make peace with Milus. Gertrusha is for the idea while Tobin is still reluctant, due to his now-deceased father’s great disapproval of Milus. He sent an offer for peace to Milus that Milus couldn’t possibly refuse. Gertrusha tries to reason with him but Tobin angrily tells her to shut up and leave him be. He just hopes his men don’t hack him to pieces when Milus shows his face in the Outpost. He then remarks on her timing of him being sober, smacks a barrel, and storms off.
Gertrusha happily witnesses Gwynn accept Tobin's wedding proposal. Gertrusha and Elinor launch into wedding planning. Gertrusha wants twenty Aegisford bannerman to attend the wedding, one for each province in his vassal. Elinor counters with two Aegisford bannerman, one for Gertrusha, and one for Tobin. Gertrusha thinks this is an outrageous demand and will only agree to twelve, one for each red moon since Tobin’s father died. Elinor counters with four, one for each season since the man died. After back-and-forth bantering about the number, they settle on six. They take glasses off a tray and drink on their agreement. Gertrusha then tells Elinor that her people will supply all the festooning, ornamentation, and fanfare since this is a royal wedding. Elinor reminds her sister that this is a military outpost, they don’t have any of those things but promises to do what she can. They have a couple of horn blowers who can do a version of a festooning and Elinor will provide the alcohol. They toast and drink together.
Gertrusha is a strong and determined woman. She refuses to face her past and instead, wants to put it behind her, and seems to ignore it altogether.
Gertrusha has long strawberry blonde hair which she usually wears in a variety of different styles that are pulled away from her face. She has hazel eyes, fair skin, and is of moderate height compared to those around her. Gertrusha wears beautiful gowns with an armored appearance of various colors and patterns along with matching headpieces and jewelry which befitted her station as a high-ranking woman.
Season 2 (6/13)
Notes and Trivia
- According to Falista, Gertrusha became infected with The Hive when Yavalla infiltrated Aegisford. However, Gertrusha was never seen to be infected, though she would of been cured with the rest of the realm after Rosmund's sacrifice in Violence is Futile.
- After Tobin became king, her position or role is never fully explained now that Aegisford is without a proper leader.