Author: Kyria d'Oreyn
Merya is a Saldaean woman.
Elyas Machera lived a year with her, but in the end she left him.
(Reference: The Path of Daggers, Chapter 10)
"I lived a year with a Saldaean, once, and Merya shouted my ears off five days in the week, and maybe heaved the dishes at my head, too. Every time I thought about leaving, though, she'd want to make up, and I never seemed to get to the door. In the end, she left me. Said I was too restrained for her taste." (Elyas to Perrin; The Path of Daggers, Chapter 10)