Wiles are feminine techniques of seduction and psychological control. Most females are capable of using Wiles to a certain extent - but according to legend, the Wiles were perfected into a high mgickal art by Lady Desiderata in the Long Ago. The Sisterhood is said to have preserved Desiderata's secrets and used them to control world events from the Royal Bedchamber. Adler Gawainsson learned Wiles from Sheila na Gig as part of an elaborate Sisterhood plot. Teaching Wiles to a male was, to her mind, an act of treason .. but necessary in order to restore the honor of Elfkind.