|Appears in||Words of Radiance|
|“||Although she hadn't coined the cognomen, it served her purpose well, since she had secrets to hide. For one thing, nobody knew that the Weeper was a woman.||”|
People said the Weeper gouged out eyes to proclaim indifference to whether her victims were lighteyed or dark (though they didn't know she was female). The truth is that this action hides another secret; Liss doesn't want anyone to know that the way she kills leaves corpses with burned-out eye sockets.*
Liss wears a low-cut maid's dress, has long dark hair - worn loose - and has a plump, attractive figure.
The Way of KingsEdit
Liss is not mentioned in The Way of Kings, but is revealed to have owned Szeth for a time, yet to have sold him to the Parshendi just prior to the assassination of Gavilar for unknown reasons. Still, she had valued him as too good a servant, but one who was "storming creepy".
Words of RadianceEdit
Liss questions why Jasnah has hired an assassin to simply watch. Jasnah replies that she chose her because she is an expert at extended observations. Liss then states that she'll be more expensive as an observer and asks whether Jasnah simply wants the Queen dead. Jasnah accepts Liss's cost, insists that Liss become hired as one of her sister-in-law's maids, using fake credentials, which she assumes Liss is capable of producing, insisting that Liss will be hired. At the conclusion of their interaction, Liss states that she likes Jasnah, not only because of her deep pockets, but also because she deems Jasnah as different from other lighteyes.
|“||When others hire me, they turn up their noses at the entire process. They're all to eager to use my services, but sneer and wring their hands, as if they hate being forced to do something utterly distasteful.||”|
With regard to the gouged out eyes, there is a reference which holds significance.
Was Brandon aware of this as he developed the character of Liss or is this something that he intended to remain rather vague?
Q&A with BrandonEdit
Q. Is Liss a Surgebinder?