Winter Court

The Winter Court or Unseelie Court is one of the Faerie Courts, ruling over part of Faerie in the Nevernever. It is ruled by the three Winter Queens.

Faeries allied with the Winter Court are, among others, termed Winter Sidhe, or Winterfae.


“Winter’s nature was beautiful violence, stark clarity, the most feral needs, and animal desires and killer instinct pitted against the season of cold and death—the will and desire to fight, to live, even when there was no shelter, no warmth, no respite, no hope, and no help.”

About / Details

  • The White Council estimates Mab’s troop count to be about fifty thousand.
  • The capital of the Winter Court: Arctis Tor, Mab’s fortress.
  • Hawthorne wood doesn’t care much for creatures of winter, it burns bright.


The Winter Court is ruled by the three Winter Queens: Mother Winter, Winter Queen, and Winter Lady. It also keeps a mortal champion, the Winter Knight.

Mother Winter

The Mother Winter is the oldest of the three Winter Queens. Known as The Queen Who Was, she was the previous holder of the title Winter Queen, and is mother of the current one. She is not referred to by name but by her position.

The current holder of the title is Mab’s mother, Mother Winter.

Winter Queen

The Winter Queen is the ruler of the Winter Court. Known as The Queen Who Is, she was the former Winter Lady, and will be the future Mother Winter.

The current Winter Queen is Mab.

Winter Lady

The Winter Lady, or the Cold Lady, is the youngest of the three Winter Queens. Known as The Queen Who Is To Come, she is the future Winter Queen, and daughter of the current one.

The current Winter Lady is Maeve.

Winter Knight

The Winter Knight is a mortal chosen as the champion of the Winter Court. The power of the Mantle comes from Mab.

The current Winter Knight is Lloyd Slate.

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