Ilka was one of the women Nivellen shared his home with for a year.
"Everything happened in the same way, to the point of boredom. First, a mixture of fear and reserve, then a thread of sympathy re-enforced by small but precious gifts, then "Bite me, eat me up", Daddy's return, a tender farewell and an increasingly discernible depletion of the treasury."
— pg(s). 56, The Last Wish (UK edition)