Elspera was Queen of Peladon and the daughter-in-law of Belldonia. During her reign, Elspera "did away with religion" and dissolved what Pandora jokingly called the "church of Aggedorianism" when she acceded to the throne. Her motto was science, rather than superstition. She modernised her throne room.
Elspera was killed by Sekhmet in an attempt to break the four blood locks on Sekhmet's tomb. Her body was never found, and she was thought killed in a hunting accident. She was succeeded by King Pelleas. (AUDIO: The Bride of Peladon)