Azriel, what did you do?
Azriel (with Cassian, Mor, and Amren) was trapped in Velaris for 50 years, knowing his best friend and High Lord’s life was in extreme danger. He sent Nuala and Cerridwen with Rhys. Their position as the only other members of the Night Court party to know of the existence of Velaris speaks to the trust, loyalty, and fear that prompted him to send them along and not just some random maids from the Court of Nightmares. He gave Rhys two wraiths he could trust.
Fifty years later, Rhysand returns, visibly shaken.
Fifty years later, Nuala and Cerridwen return, and probably get to spend their next WEEK giving a detailed, in-depth account of everything to Azriel.
Particularly that human-turned-fae and her role in freeing Rhys. Especially the part where Rhys showed special interest and care towards her. Not to mention the gruesome details of what Rhys endured at Amarantha’s hand and on her bed.
Azriel mentions having spies in every Court, and even going out on his own when needed. Even though he’d be happy to have Rhys back and an entire Court to drag back under control, it’d be irresponsible for Azriel to not at least have some eyes on Feyre, even as a curiosity.
And as such, he probably picked up a few useful nuggets of information (including what her triggers might be). Maybe even figured out what Feyre and Rhys were to one another.
No one ever claims responsibility, so my question is this::
What are the odds Azriel sprinkled the red rose petals on the aisle that stopped Feyre from marrying Tamlin? His way of helping Rhys get the ‘Happily Ever After’ owed to him by the Cauldron, in such a way he knew Rhysand would never approve of…
Just something to note:: Rhys mentions he and Cassian had plans to get piss drunk the day of the wedding, not that Cassian knew the reason. Where was Azriel?