Lady Felmet

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Duchess Felmet
Name Lady Felmet
Race Human
Physical appearance Large woman, wore lots of red velvet.
Residence Lancre Castle, Lancre
Death killed/eaten by the forest animals, Lancre, 1984 UC
Marital Status Duke Felmet
Books Wyrd Sisters

Lady Felmet is the power-hungry wife of Leonal Felmet. She appears in Wyrd Sisters. Their marital relationship, especially its power dynamic, and certainly a lot of the recorded dialogue between them, has a suspiciously great amount in common with that of the Macbeths in a certain Scottish play...

Duke Felmet had married her as he was fascinated with power, and felt that Lady Felmet embodied it. She was certainly a large and forceful woman, very skilled at getting her own way. Clad in red, she often reminded people who met her of a galleon under full sail.

She was involved in the murder and overthrow of King Verence I of Lancre and her husband gaining the throne.

Ruling the kingdom with the duke, she encouraged him to take action against the peasants and the witches, and later used the Fool to mount a propaganda campaign against the local witches. She is shown to have a forceful, domineering and sadistic nature. She, much like Lacrimosa De Magpyr, is shown to be inventive and skilled when it comes to torture. Finally removed from power by the death of her husband and the unveiling of a true heir, Lady Felmet was knocked out by Nanny Ogg before being imprisoned in the castle.

Escaping from the castle the Duchess vowed to return to retake the kingdom, this time unburdened by a husband. But the kingdom had other plans, and she found herself lost in the forest, on paths that led in circles. Confronted by the kingdom, personified by the 'forest animals' (Rabbits, foxes, squirrels, deer, wolves etc) she charged them with a knife. The front rank parted to let her through, and then closed on her, even the rabbits....and she was never seen again.
(Although some scraps of her red velvet clothing were found later in a squirrel’s nest.)