|Appears in||The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, Oathbringer|
|“||"Their motives are their own; I don't think they align to those of anyone else, human or listener."||”|
While with others, she is the perfect Alethi woman. In private, she prefers to lounge.
She is one of the few women whom Dalinar knows who likes masculine food.
In the past, according to Dalinar, Ialai spent an impressive amount of time cooking up new schemes for getting rid of problematic allies.
With regard to the murder of her husband and Adolin's supposed investigation thereof:
|“||"History is rife with examples of soldiers assuming orders when there were none," Ialai said. "I agree that Dalinar would never knife an old friend in dark quarters. His soldiers may not be so inhibited. You want to know who did this, Adolin Kholin? Look among your own ranks. I would wager the princedom that somewhere in the Kholin army is a man who thought to do his highprince a service."||”|
|“||"Tradition is our ally, Dalinar," Ialai said. "I don't think you've ever understood that as you should. Highmarshal Amaram is our house's most decorated and well-regarded general. He is beloved of our soldiers, and known the world over. I name him regent and heir to the house title. He is, for all intents, Highprince Sadeas now. I would ask the king to ratify this."||”|
*Still, Mraize is watching her, because the Ghostbloods have interest in her.
Readers don't know just why Ialai and her husband bore no children of their own, but have speculated upon the topic nonetheless. One thinks it fair to assume that any children would have been a liability to him (i.e., a way for others to get an advantage over him, and thereby his wife). Further, he was very cruel; not one to love ... yet, he was married ... to her. However, none have suggested that perhaps Ialai was the reason; not the nurturing type ... yet, she was married ... to him.