Liolan is every inch a noblewoman, but quite overworked by the affairs of the kingdom left to her by the late king, her husband. Her gratitude at being free of him does not balance the difficulty of managing his sorely ruined lands and people. By law a new ruler must be married, to ensure the bloodline will continue; both her sons are quite single. As a result, she pressures Hirax to find the nearest noble virgin and marry her. Her plans should Hirax assume the throne are unclear.
She is traditional to a fault and quite dislikes outlanders. This may have something to do with Hirax's great fondness for them.