Baba Vrăja is the elder leader, or obârșie, of the Iele.
Vrăja has long grey hair, black eyes and a tale covered in shades of brown and grey. At the beginning of Deep Blue, she wears her hair in a long braid wrapped around her head. Later in the book, she wears a cloak of black osprey feathers with a high collar made of deer antlers and her hair is in a high updo. At the end of the book, she wears a long black cloak with a ruff of ebony swans feathers, her hair coiled at the back of her head and rings carved from amber. Later, she wears a dress the colour of oxblood with a high neckline trimmed with tiny bird skulls and its bodice beaded with fox's teeth, hawk's talons and polished bits of turtle shell.
- "Baba" is an informal Romanian term for an old woman.