Hetera was a courtesan who travelled with Lord Greyfallow's Men.[1]


When Kvothe was nine years old, Hetera travelled with the troupe. According to Kvothe, she smelled vaguely of cinnamon and he found her fascinating without knowing exactly why. She taught him the sordid inner workings of the royal court in Modeg. She also taught him that he should never do anything in private that he didn’t want talked about in public, and cautioned him to not talk in his sleep.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Name of the Wind, Chapter 8, "Thieves, Heretics, and Whores"