From Guild of Archivists

Hersha was the leader of the relyimah of Ro'Jethhe. The other relyimah kept his presence a secret from the P'aarli and Terahnee. Eedrah, as a friend of the relyimah, was an exception, and brought Atrus to meet him. Hersha played an important role in the formation of the new Terahnee society after the plague that the D'ni inadvertently brought.