Elemnestra, the Basilea of the Hypolitan, is the leader of Hypolita. She is the sister of Thirrin Lindenshield's mother, making her Thirrin's aunt. She is married to Olememmnon, Thirrin's uncle. Elemnestra leads the mounted archers of the Hypolitan. However, as she lead her archers into battle, Elemnestra and her archers were killed trying to defend fyrd and the cavalry, in a battle against the Polypontian cannons.