Rashelle is the mayor of the Wye sector in Trantor, during Hari Seldon's escape from Imperial authorities known as The Flight. Rashelle was initially very friendly toward the Seldon group, and seemed to especially like Raych Seldon, who was only 12 at the time, and who had recently left Dahl. Unfortunately, she, like many of the other power-brokers on Trantor, wanted to use Hari Seldon and his psychohistory to her advantage. Claiming that she was a descendant of old, obscure Emperors, she wished to become Emperor again.