Deep in twilight blossoms Mab, queen of air and darkness, nourished by secrets and pollinated by stolen dreams.
Affiliation: Unseelie Court
The Queen of Air and Darkness, and her twin sister Titania, also known as Tiandra, have ruled the Feywild together at least since the foundation of the dwarven empire. Where Titania is full of passion and ruled by her emotions, the Queen of Air and Darkness is the undisputed master of cunning and the embodiment of cold reason. Mab is the Queen of Air and Darkness, and leads the unseelie court, also called the winter court, ruling over the Prince of Frost and his winter fey, and over the Witch of Dreams and the Prince of Hearts and their gloaming fey.
As the War of Ruin wound toward the close, at the end of the first era, the Queen of Air and Darkness began a plot to murder her twin sister Titania and take over the Feywild herself. Tricking Titania into involving the Fey in the mortal War of Ruin, ambassadors from both the Empire of Arkhosia and the Empire of Bael Turath were invited to the Starlight Celebration in Shinaelestra, to win the support of the Fey. While the Avatar of Io spoke on behalf of Arkhosia, the Heroes of Baldur's Gate spoke on behalf of Bael Turath. In secret, the Queen of Air and Darkness also rescued a mortal woman from death and bound a shard of the Winter Wellspring to her soul, making her the first Winter Knight.
After tricking Grodd, Wizard of the Spire, and Gor, Dragon Slayer, into binding their fates to the Prince of Frost, thus making them the first Winterbound. The Queen of Air and Darkness sent the heroes to Shadowfell to retrieve the Raven Queen's personal weapon, the Athame. When the heroes returned, the Queen of Air and Darkness declared them no longer Winterbound, and announced that the true war had begun. The Queen of Air and Darkness commanded her unseelie to cut down the seelie and Titania at midnight, using the tool of death herself to overcome her twin sister.
On the hour of the Queen of Air and Darkness' victory, as she closed on Titania, Count Grodd spilled his corrupted blood on the Athame, which had become an anchor between the Feywild, Shadowfell, and the Astral Sea. This corruption spread to each of these realms, unraveling the glamour of the Feywild, reversing death in Shadowfell, and bringing wilderness and death to the Astral Sea. As the Feywild unraveled, many unseelie escaped to the Mortal Realm. Though legends persist that the Queen of Air and Darkness escaped, official records maintain that she died with the Feywild.