Aesandre the Ice Queen. Played by Juliet Henry-Massy.

Aesandre, the Ice Queen

By Keith McDonald

The sorceress Aesandre ruled the icy territory of Winteria and became an ally of Lord Fear during the fifth series of Knightmare.


Aesandre the Ice Queen was a sorceress who governed the frozen lands of Winteria in the third level of the dungeon.

She followed Morghanna (Series 3) and Malice (Series 4) as foils for the principal Opposition.

Like Morghanna, Aesandre had few but impactful appearances - namely the winning quest and the end-of-season finale.

Inline image of Aesandre the Ice Queen (Juliet Henry-Massy) from Series 5 of Knightmare.

I burn and freeze like ice

Aesandre was haughty and proud, with long blue robes and a teal crown of curved icicles.

She loathed dungeoneers because the heat from their travels affected her kingdom.

What Aesandre does is to please Aesandre.

Aesandre

Aesandre demonstrates her power more effectively from afar than in person.

When she appears to one team, taunting them to 'fight fire with fire', the team traps her with a FREEZE spell.

But another team comes unstuck when attempting to release a firestone that she had frozen.

At the end of the series, Aesandre casts an incantation to freeze the entire dungeon. However, her blue fire allows the team to summon Hordriss, who helps the dungeoneer escape.

Brief encounters

Lord Fear treats Aesandre with more reverence than any other female character.

At one stage, Fear tells her he will 'show my appreciation in the usual manner'.

But when she casts an incantation to freeze the entire dungeon, she fails to heed Lord Fear's warning to omit Mount Fear from her plan.

At the end of the season, he is freezing and berating the Ice Queen for her mistake. "Never trust a woman to do anything - it's like an ice cube in here."

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