Cathryn Lumholtz is the former Duchess of Kelton, before ascending to the level of Queen. She is spelled by Lunetta Brogan at the command of Tobias Brogan and is later killed by mriswith, while attempting to assassinate Richard Rahl for Brogan.
The duchess is angered by Richard's demands and is one of the people who tries to challenge him. After Richard adjourns the meeting, the duke and duchess head back home in the blistering cold. Unbeknownst to them, Tobias has Lunetta cast a circle spell on the couple that forces them to walk endlessly around a midden heap at the outskirts of town.
Tobias, Lunetta and Galtero head over to the midden heap where they had left the pair. After a brief altercation, Tobias rips open the front of the duchess' dress. The duke tries to come to his wife's defense but is frozen in place by Lunetta's magic while Galtero pins down the duchess.
The woman begs Tobias to let her go, but he slices off her left nipple instead. Lunetta uses the nipple to cast a spell that forces the duchess to do their bidding. Once this spell is done, Lunetta heals the woman's breast. The healing, however, leaves the duchess without a left nipple. Tobias then has Lunetta cast another spell on the duchess. Galtero drags the duchess off into the darkness to have her on top of the midden heap while her husband is murdered by Tobias.
Duchess Lumholtz returns to the Confessor's Palace to surrender Kelton to Richard in return for Richard's protection. Richard finds her inexplicably attractive but resists her charms. He manages to get her to transfer power over Kelton to D'Hara.
One night, the duchess walks in to his bedroom and tries to seduce Richard. Richard is ready to give in to his desire, but at the last last minute realizes that the duchess is so attractive because of magic. The woman tries to stab Richard but before he can defend himself, she is suddenly killed by a mirswith.
After her death, Richard discovers that Duchess Lumholtz is missing her left nipple. This allows him to discover that Berdine is also missing her left nipple, helping Richard save Berdine.
Since Duchess Lumholtz was the last surviving member of the Royal Family of Kelton, Richard appoints Kahlan to succeed the duchess as queen.
Personality and traits Edit
Cathryn Lumholtz is an attractive young woman of Keltan origin, with black curly hair and brown eyes. Cathryn originally enjoyed wearing extravagant dresses, jewelry and facial paint. However, after being spelled at the command of Tobias Brogan, her new master realizes she would be far more attractive if she were to dress in more simple and delicate clothing.
Queen Lumholtz then begins to wear simpler dresses that serve to reveal her voluptuous figure. Her young but mature face is also less painted than previously. Her long black hair is worn in ringlets. She usually wears bright red lipstick.
Cathryn is pompous, talkative, and selfish. Her pompousness is seen by her showing off of her expensive jewelry and her bragging about her inheriting Kelton. She shows herself to be talkative when she approaches Brogan and keeps speaking despite Brogan being uninterested and unresponsive. She shows her selfishness by how easily she is willing to denounce her husband when she is threatened by Brogan to protect herself. Because of the possession magic, she only has one nipple. Her master forces her to paint herself a nipple on her left breast to make up for this defect.
- Blood of the Fold (First appearance)