Miselle was the First of Mayene, although at that time she was called the First Lady. She was the daughter and heir of Tyrn sur Paendrag Mashera and claimed to be the grand-granddaughter of Artur Hawkwing, although this claim was not acknowledged outside of Mayene.
Miselle's father had been given the title of First Lord as a ceremonial position, the title was changed so that Miselle wielded real authority and power. Her position became more akin to that of the First of Mayene today. Although a strong council maintained the day-to-day running of the bureaucracy and a number of advisors called Seconds aided her, Miselle effectively became the ruler of the city and a symbol of the city's continued claims for independence in the face of claims of sovereignty over the city by Tear.
The current ruler of Mayene, Berelain sur Paendrag Paeron, claims to be a direct descendant of Miselle and, though her, the Hawkwing.