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Nor Tigelaar
Biographical information
Also Known As

Ilianora

Gender

Female

Born

The Vinkus

Died

Kiamo Ko, The Vinkus

Family

Fiyero Tigelaar (father)
Sarima (mother)
Irji (brother)
Manek (brother)
Liir (half-brother)
Rain (niece)

Relationships

Brrr (husband)

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995)

Last appearance

Out of Oz (2011)

Nor Tigelaar (also known as Ilianora) is character exclusive to the novels, she is the youngest child of Fiyero and Sarima and the half-sister of Liir. Throughout the novels, she has been a tribal princess of the Arjiki Clan in the Vinkus, a political prisoner of the Wizard, and a member of the company of the Time Dragon.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of The West.Edit

At nine years old, Nor is still immature, needing her mother to read her a bedtime story, sucking her thumb, and speaking with a lisp. When Elphaba arrives at Kiamo Ko, Nor thinks the woman is a witch and affectionately refers to her as Auntie Witch. She bonds with Liir almost instantly and is apparently bullied by her older brother Manek, to the point that she is close to her other brother Irji to stand against him. She takes a liking to Elphaba's pet monkey, Chistery. Following Manek's death, she breaks her bond with Irji and finally starts to mature. When the soldiers of Red Windmill arrive, she seems to be attracted to them, and caters to their needs. She is captured, along with all of her family, by Commander Cherrystone and is the sole survivor of the family. She is kept as a prisoner by The Wizard, as he knows Elphaba will not harm him while he has the young girl.

Son of a WitchEdit

 Nor is central to the plot of the book as Liir is searching for her location. She had been sent to Southstairs following the Wizard's departure, but escapes inside of the carcass of a Hog. She is not seen in the book, but is responsible for graffiti all over the Emerald City which reads "ELPHABA LIVES"

A Lion Among MenEdit

Following her escape, Nor changes her name to Ilianora, citing that the happy, carefree girl who once bore the name "Nor" is dead. She engages in resistance work, which leads her into unwanted sexual encounters. This, along with her previous expereinces, leads her to sew her vagina shut with vinegar and thread, so that she can never bring a child into the world who could suffer like she did. After leaving her resistance work, she is employed as a nurse to an elderly man, but when she refuses his sexual advances, he locks her in a tower. Following his death, she escapes with the arrival of Mr. Boss and the crew of the Clock of the Time Dragon and joins them. The crew later comes to the St. Glinda Cloister seeking refuge and Ilianora meets Brrr. Following the departure of Yackle into the Grimmerie, she, along with Brrr and the crew leave to begin a new journey.

Out of OzEdit

By the time of the final novel, Ilianora has married Brrr informally. While visiting Mockbeggar Hall during a performance of the Clock, she gives the Grimmerie to the Lady Glinda for safe-keeping. However, the book is soon returned to her, along with her niece, Rain, to take out of the country. Ilianora and the crew then travels to the Chancel of the Ladyfish, where the crew meets up with Liir and Candle. Following their depature from there, she, Liir, Candle and Rain build a home and live together for an unknown period of time, until a ransacking of their home causes them to split up again, with Ilianora taking Rain to St. Prowd's, masquerading as her mother. She then goes to Kaimo Ko with Candle and Liir, where Liir is captured by the Emperor's forces. Ilianora soon becomes stressed from the situation, especially with Candle's overtures to have Rain returned to them or Liir found. She dies after falling off a cliff, though whether the death was accidental or a suicide is left open by the book.

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