Elspeth was the ninth monarch and a queen of Deltora. She was the great-grandmother of King Alton.
Elspeth was one of a long line of Deltoran monarchs who were slowly but surely stripped of power and influence by their Chief advisors, in reality the servants of the Shadow Lord seeking to undermine Deltora from within. Elspeth's advisor was notable for calling a halt to work on The Deltora Annals and an end to the Gripper-weeding program previously supported by the royal family. Sadly, Elspeth apparently trusted his word and took no action to countermand his decrees.
Nothing is known of Elspeth's physical appearance.
Little is known of Elspeth's personality other than-like various rulers who preceded and succeeded her-she was trusting of her Chief advisor and ignorant of their villainous intentions, undoubtedly due to the actions of her predecessors and the institution of the Rule.
Elspeth's name shares some similarities with that of her ancestor Elstred, and might be seen as a feminine version of that name.