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Leeli Wingfeather (Leeli Igiby) is the third child and only daughter of Esben Wingfeather and Nia (Igiby) Helmer. Because of the succession rules of Anniera, Leeli is the Song Maiden of Anniera. Her two older brothers are Janner and Kalmar (Tink). Leeli has a lame leg and a little dog named Nugget, and she plays a musical instrument called the Whistleharp.
Sometime during the year that Leeli was born, Anniera was invaded by fangs. Leeli and her family managed to escape the burning Castle Rysen. The Wingfeathers crossed the Dark Sea of Darkness and arrived in Skree, where they lived for nine years under the surname Igiby, their grandmother on their mother's side's last name.