Annaya is Scarlet's half-sister, the daughter of Linhona and Scaja. Though three years his younger, Annaya is already engaged to Shansi when Scarlet returns from Ankar. When Lysia is attacked, Liall and his kasiri save her from a burning house and take her up the Nerit for her own safety. Shansi joins her there a day later.

When Scarlet leaves for Ankar after their home is destroyed, Annaya goes to live in Nantua with Shansi's parents. where Shansi is apprenticed to a blacksmith. She asks Scarlet to settle down with them in Patra, but Scarlet tells her he has decided to return to Ankar and work in Masdren's leather shop.