Vilaya, also known as the Sable Quean, is a female anthropomorphic sable and is one of two primary antagonists of the Redwall series book, The Sable Quean

Vilaya the Sable Quean was the leader vermin horde of Ravagers, and led from her underground lair, Althier. Her commander was another sable named Zwilt the Shade. Vilaya was not a fighter but had a very deadly weapon: a small poison-coated knife in a crystal sheath. With this, she could swiftly and silently kill a victim without anyone else knowing.

Both Vilaya and Zwilt sought to take over Redwall Abbey, but each had differing opinions on how to do it. Zwilt wanted a military force attack, while Vilaya had a more subtle scheme. She ordered her soldiers to capture the Redwallers' and woodlanders' young ones and hold them as a ransom for the Abbey.

They succeeded in kidnapping many young creatures, but their plot was foiled when Althier was invaded by the Redwaller's force. Vilaya and Zwilt eventually had a duel to determine who would continue to lead the Ravagers, and Zwilt impaled Vilaya on his sword, leaving her for dead and taking the army to attack Redwall. The Sable Quean survived, however, with the help of one of her followers, who had a grudge against Zwilt and sought revenge. When Vilaya was healed and reached the battleground, she silently murdered the one who had saved her and disguised herself as a regular hordebeast to spy on the army.

Zwilt eventually got inside the Abbey, and Vilaya revealed herself to the horde, killing the weasel who had been left in charge by Zwilt. But after Zwilt was slain inside the Abbey, and the Ravagers dispersed, Vilaya was forced to run too. She was chased down by two Redwall warriors, and soon caught by one, a strong badgermaid who's friend Vilaya has murdered earlier. The showdown ended when the badgermaid shoved the Sable Quean and she fell upon her own poison knife, thus dying.


           Redwall Villains

Captain Warpclaw | Cheesethief | Cluny the Scourge | Damug Warfang | Darkclaw | Fangburn | Gabool the Wild | Gruntan Kurdly | Raga Bol | Ragear | Redtooth | Scumnose | Shadow | Skullface | Ullig | Vitch | Wilce

Weasels/Ferrets/Stoats/Pine Martens
Badrang the Tyrant | Bullflay | Cap'n Tramun Clogg | Emperor Ublaz Mad Eyes | Ferahgo the Assassin | Killconey | Klitch | Malkariss | Princess Kurda | Raventail | Sawney Rath | Scragg | Swartt Sixclaw | Vallug Bowbeast | Vilaya | Vilu Daskar | Zwilt the Shade

Ascrod | Balefur | Bane the Fox | Gelltor | Lantur | Mokkan | Plugg Firetail | Rasconza | Ruggan Bor | Sela | Slagar the Cruel | Urgan Nagru | Vannan | Vizka Longtooth | Vulpuz

Lady Kaltag | Pitru | Riggu Felis | Tsarmina Greeneyes | Ungatt Trunn | Verdauga Greeneyes

Asmodeus Poisonteeth | Baliss | Zassaliss, Harssacss, and Sesstra

Brightback | Bull Sparra | Captain Snow | Diptail | General Ironbeak | Korvus Skurr | Mangiz

Other "Vermin" Species
Frilled Lizard Leader | Gulo the Savage | Lask Frildur | Razzid Wearat

Non "Vermin" Species
Druwp | Fenno | Gawtrybe | Tugga Bruster | Wakka

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