Yeon Ilarde (연 일라드, Yeon Illadeu) is an old fellow family member (권속, gwonsok; 眷屬) of Yeon Hana and a main member of the Yeon Family. Since the Head of the Yeon Family has chosen not to bear children, Ilarde does so in her place. So the children of the Yeon Family all call her "godmother".
Her fellow family member Ilarde gives birth to and raises her children in her stead, so the children of the Yeon Family all call her "godmother". Once every 5 years, Ilarde selects (선별, seonbyeol; "choose") a man to sleep with her, and it is said that Rankers from all over the Tower gather for a chance to become that man; however, Ilarde's eyes for choosing men are very "cold", so unless one is a decent male Ranker, it is difficult to even get past the paper document interview. Selected males live in the palace for 5 years, and only one of these men will receive the right to sleep with Ilarde and, if a child is born, they attain the glory of being accepted into the Family.