Falka was the oldest daughter of Redania's King Vridank and his first wife. Three years after the wedding of king Goidemar of Temeria and Riannon, Falka became the leader of a rebellion that grew notorious. During the rebellion, Falka apparently killed her father, two brothers and Queen Cerro. She also imprisoned then-pregnant Riannon.
While in prison, Riannon gave birth to a set of twins and then went mad. Around the same time, Falka also gave birth; she left her newborn into the hands of the deranged prisoner. Not long after, the rebellion was quelled and Falka was tried and condemned to die by burning on a stake; henceforth, people of Temeria and Redania have thrown a figure representing Falka on the bonfires during the Saovine celebrations. According to the legend, Falka cursed all the people present, and promised that they and their progeny would suffer in the hands of a child bearing her blood.
"Falka" in Elder Speech is gvalch'ca which can be translated as falconess.