- See also: The Empress's Point
As one the early rulers of contemporary Orlais, Empress Jeaneve the First created many of the traditions and practices of the imperial court. She employed the bravest and most skilled swordsmen to her guard, the Empress's Arm, one of the main predecessors of the chevaliers. Her guards were given a princely gift, an enchanted Tevinter blade. These blades were named for the Empress's darker side. When rivals overstepped their bounds, Jeaneve was always quick to make them see her point.