In the tenth century, the old Helistar was one of the foremost members of the Circle of Enchanters. Although a skilled and experienced magic-user, she was humorless to the point of being grim. Despite this personality flaw, the powerful Helistar was the most likely candidate to become the next Guildmaster of the Circle, until the Jeearr incident in 957 GUE. Incidentally, it was during this incident that she was on her annual two-week vacation. This vacation is usually spent in the southlands, including such activities as sharpening her bullfighting skills, scuba diving in the Sea mof Mithicus, and skydiving near the mountains of Gurth.