Scion Lady Xerashir of House Shamyyid, Bey of Sarenrae, leads the Temple of the Shining Star in Absalom. Every morning, she rises to greet the dawn at the Mark, the world's largest sundial, a practice long ago commanded by the Dawnflower.

She is deeply involved in secular affairs, especially the politics of the Ascendant Court and the city as a whole.[1]