More than two hundred years before the events in Blood of Elves, Aelirenn, also known as the White Rose of Shaerrawedd and as Elirena among dwarves and humans, led a great number elven youth to their deaths, much against the wishes of the elders, in a second battle against the humans.
Her image survives, carved in the stone of Shaerrawedd.
- If one chooses to attack the Scoia'tael, one of their 'battle cries' is "Aelirenn!"
- Yaevinn relates the tale of Aelirenn to Geralt as part of his explanation of his motives while in the basement of the bank during Gold Rush.
A book entitled "The Life and Death of the White Rose" tells her tale.