Historically called the
VIZIER or ADVISOR
The Queen - Slider - Value 9 - is the most powerful Chess piece, combining the powers of the Tower and the Bishop. It moves along an unobstructed path any number of squares horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
GREAT CHESS optional power.
The Queen may also retire her own Soldiers (Pawns) by moving to their square - and retiring them from the game.
“I am come amongst you, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live and die amongst you all; to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust. I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”
Elizabeth I at Tilbury in 1588, as the invading Spanish Armada sailed into the English Channel.