Curse of the Crimson Throne
Madam at the House of Clouds
Halvara is the beautiful, exotic and enigmatic madam at the House of Clouds. Although the brothel is in one of the most dubious areas of highly-dubious Old Korvosa, it is a quality establishment where the staff are well paid and protected.
Halvara is an old friend and contact of Constantine and is occassionally prepared to take risks to assist him with his work, particularly if it involves a missing child or an enslaved youngster. An orphan herself, Halvara has a soft spot for the abandoned and downtrodden. She is, however, a ruthless businesswoman.
Rumour has it Halvara is the lover of Barvasi. Constantine does nothing to dispell this rumour, believing it gives Halvara an added degree of protection.