Which was all well and good to begin with; seven immortals. But when the immortality was revoked, it became problematic. It became less and less frequent to have a full Talthar Kithrayna. When the full Talthar Kithrayna was represented, it was often done so with the help of regents for underage Kithrayna or elected representatives for absent Kithrayna.
Over the past two centuries, in the continued absence of the Lishaya, a Council has risen to help deal with this problem on a more... consistent basis. The past decade has seen a return of the Talthar Kithrayna, however, from an average four or five to an almost-full six, lacking only a Lishaya for completion.
The Council is reluctant to withdraw, to release the power to which they have become accustomed. And what's the best way to hold onto that?
Control the Lishaya.
The Council's plan: Find the woman most likely to give birth to the next Lishaya, bring her into the fold, and create a new Lishaya by all means necessary. Three women were located. One was found to be sterile. One was too opposed to the Council's objectives to be used. And one had a pre-existing relationship with a Councillor, so! Katrina Stone, lucky lady number three, was brought in as the Council's most honored guest.