At some point, Ligeia met and fell in love with the Lesbian Bryce. They turned one of the dilapidated houses among the ruins within the Petrified Valley on Lesbos their hideout, decorating it with flowers, meeting each night there to enjoy each others' company and the poetry of Sappho.
However, one night they were supposed to meet at their hideout, Bryce ran late because she wanted to find a rose that was "as perfect as [Ligeia] is." Apparently tiring of waiting, and hearing the sounds of battle, Ligeia left their place and approached the strange ruins among the petrified trees. There she came across mercenaries, among them Zetes, fighting the Writhing Dread. Leaping into the fray, Ligeia dealt the killing blow to the creature. However, as the creature died, it apparently dropped an artifact, and Ligeia picked it up. The power of the artifact seized her, and transformed her into the Writhing Dread.
Ligeia was described by her lover Bryce as both beautiful and graceful, as well as brave, fierce, and stubborn. A Daughter of Artemis meanwhile expressed belief that Ligeia was in the habit of "nearly [getting] eaten" on a regular basis, suggesting foolhardiness.
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