Niniane is Taliesin's and Branwen's daughter conceived during the Beltane fire. Niniane, though not very talented with the Sight, takes Viviane's place as Lady of the Lake, since Morgaine is nowhere to be found to take her rightful place. Before she takes this honored role, she is a young and insecure girl. She goes through the training that the priestesses do and passes all of the same trials. Although she does not have the Sight, she is approved by the Goddess and possesses wisdom that makes her an able leader for Avalon until Morgaine can take her rightful place. Before Gwydion goes to Avalon for training, she is the only one, besides Viviane, dwelling there who is of the old royal blood.