The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season


N. K. Jemisin

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Heresmith Leadership Allia Character Analysis

Heresmith is the lieutenant governor of Allia, an elderly woman who arrives to apologize to Syenite for Asael’s treatment of her and Alabaster. Heresmith has a dry sense of humor and treats Syenite like someone deserving of dignity and respect, and Syenite cannot help immediately liking her. Heresmith dies along with the rest of the city when the obelisk at Allia shatters, pierces the earth, and triggers a volcano.
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Heresmith Leadership Allia Character Timeline in The Fifth Season

The timeline below shows where the character Heresmith Leadership Allia appears in The Fifth Season. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 12: Syenite finds a new toy
Hierarchy, Oppression, and Prejudice Theme Icon
After a long while, Asael returns with an older woman who introduces herself as Heresmith Leadership Allia. She shakes Syenite’s hand and has a solemn but likeable air about her,... (full context)
Power and Control Theme Icon
...if they can see her physically doing something. She then tries to explain to her companions—Heresmith, Asael, and a group of men who look like clerks—what she has discovered. If she... (full context)
Disaster, Violence, and Survival Theme Icon
Power and Control Theme Icon
Heresmith and the others debate among themselves, considering the city’s finances as well as the potential... (full context)