Audra, the 17th Earl of E, was an egotistical megalomaniac who used her position and money to form an army. She was the first recognized female Early of E (see Wilhelmina).
Her experiment (called "Icebreaker"()) with the mysterious source of the River of Fire resulted in the widening of the Great Chasm. Her son, Ludwig, opposed this act (and, most likely, others).
At one point Audra ruled() all of the province of Northwoods plus parts of Lhune and Thull. After her death Northwoods was renamed Audravania.