Cliana Hanaestor was a Human noblewoman, niece of a minor nobleman of the town of Kionn in eastern Hanaellan. When it was destroyed during the Wars of Arin when she was very young, her family moved to Byngh.
When she grew up, she spent much of her time in Tremasset, where she met and married Mirdael Hanaestor, the future Duke of Semmarch. Together, they had two sons, Ballion and Saraton. She died in childbirth along with Mirdael's unborn third son.