Iola the first, or simply Iola, is a young, sensitive woman with reddish hair, freckles and blue eyes. She is a priestess in the Temple of Melitele in Ellander, and thus a protégé of Nenneke. As a sacrifice to the goddess, Iola has taken vows of silence, which remain unbroken.
| "Her eyes were blue, not black. And she had freckles - on her nose, her neckline, her shoulders. They weren't unattractive, they suited her complexion and reddish hair."
— page 33, The Last Wish (UK edition)
Like in the short story, Iola slept with Geralt while he was healing from grievous damage. In the TV-series, the healing aspects of said encounter were highlighted, and in the aftermath Iola foresaw destruction coming to the temple. This vision and its setting differ quite a lot from the scene that essentially ends "The Voice of Reason".
- 09: "Świątynia Melitele" (The Temple of Melitele)
- 10: "Mniejsze zło" (The Lesser Evil)
- 11: "Jaskier" (Dandelion)