The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

by

N. K. Jemisin

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Emperor Verishe Character Analysis

First known as Warlord Verishe, she was a Sanzed leader during the Madness Season. In this Fifth Season the years of darkness led to a rise of mental illness in the populace, and Verishe exploited this by using psychological warfare to conquer many comms. When the Season ended, she declared herself emperor, beginning the Sanzed Empire.
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Emperor Verishe Character Timeline in The Fifth Season

The timeline below shows where the character Emperor Verishe appears in The Fifth Season. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 17: Damaya, in finality
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After this Fifth Season was the Madness Season, during which Warlord Verishe founded Sanze and became the first Emperor. Verishe built Yumenes around the mysterious artifact that... (full context)
Chapter 21: you’re getting the band back together
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...10 years, leading to mass starvation but also a rise in mental illness. The Sanzed Warlord Verishe used psychological warfare to conquer many comms during this time, and she was named the... (full context)
Appendix 1: A catalog of Fifth Seasons that have been recorded…
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...the sun for ten years, leading to increases in mental illness. During this time, the Warlord Verishe used psychological warfare to conquer many comms and named herself Emperor when the sun returned.... (full context)