Vital statistics
Gender Female
Rank Lady Holder
Era Eighth Interval
Affiliation Ruatha Hold
Spouse Lord Kale
Children Lessa
An unknown number of unspecified children
First appearance The Masterharper of Pern

Ruatha Shield

Adessa was Lady of Ruatha Hold and wife of Lord Kale shortly before the Ninth Pass. She is the mother to Lessa and was killed in Fax's invasion.


Much of her history is unknown, she had several children, mostly sons, with her husband Kale before being killed by Fax. She is described as kind and friendly.


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