The eldest daughter of Anathema and Tyroan Nayland, Visenya came into the world knowing her place. The third of four, she had hoped that whatever match she might make would be to the betterment of her family. Growing up at her mother's feet, she was instilled with Anathema's more… unusual perspective but it only led to Visenya wanting to believe only what was in front of her. As a small child, her earliest memories are of her mother's voice telling stories and whispering protective prayers over her head and of her brother, Aeron.
As Visenya grew into adulthood, she was betrothed, then wed to a Goodbrook knight. Two children came from that union, a daughter, Analyse (now 3) and a son who was born stillborn. In the wake of her grief from losing her son, her husband was killed in a hunting accident. Though offered the chance to remain amongst the Goodbrooks, she instead chose to take her daughter and her leave, returning back into the embrace of House Nayland.