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i'm not a princess, this ain't a fairytale
elonya erulissë ,
22 26. female. half-elf. chaotic neutral good.
ALIAS: Her mother used to call her Ellie, but she has no nicknames now.
NAME MEANING: Elonya means "moon" and Erulisse means "grace" in Elven.
PRONUNCIATION: [ EL - OHN - YAH ] [ EAR - OO - LEES - AY ]
BIRTHDAY: Late Summer
BIRTHPLACE: Artanis Seregon, Sandhirahn Forest
RESIDENCY:Neth Tathar Homestead, Mapleshore Village Healer's Home
FACE CLAIM: Taylor Swift
HAIR: Elonya has long pale blonde hair that falls almost to her waist in a wild mane of untameable ringlets. It is impossibly thick and bouncy and is always falling into her face and blowing about in the wind. Her father always forbade her from cutting it, but Elonya's found that she likes how her mass of curls seems to dance behind her in the wind. She's figured out long ago that the boys find it attractive and she enjoys the attention... or at least she did back when everything was simpler.
EYES: Elonya has her father's light blue eyes, though they have a more human shape due to her mother. They are smaller and less angled than an elf's eyes, but framed with long blonde lashes. They are very expressive and can range from wide with wonder to narrowed in fury. The colour of her eyes turns a dull shade of grey when she is sad, as does her father's. Tevran's eyes have remained that shade of grey since his wife died and since Elonya left, nothing has been able to coax any colour back into them.
BODY: Elonya is 5'3" and weighs 110 pounds. Typical of a half-elf, she is taller and heavier than a typical elf, but small and slight by human standards. She moves with grace and fluidity on her good days, but on her bad days, she can be as clumsy as her mother was, knocking things over and tripping over things she wasn't watching carefully enough to see. Her skin is pale and smooth like her father, but lacks the haunting glow elves possess. Her ears are slightly pointed at the tips (as is typical for a half-elf), but when covered by her hair, is completely unnoticeable and she looks like a human if one can't see her ears.
FACE: Elonya's face is a long, oval shape but broad like a human's. She has very little definition to her jaw, chin and cheekbones, still possessing most of her baby fat, as she's only just come of age a couple of years ago. Her eyebrows are a light, sandy brown and sit highly arched over her eyes, and her nose is small with equally as little definition as the rest of her face. Her lips are rather small but have a slight butterfly shape.
SCENT: Elonya smells like a freshly cut wheat field most of the time.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: While Elonya is still generally sweet and kind-hearted, she is not the same girl she used to be back in year one. Once an innocent young woman full of hope and ambition for the future, believing that someday her prince would come to carry her off into the sunset on a white steed where she would live happily ever after, Elonya is now rather jaded towards these ideas. Those fantasies were before she ever experienced any real heartbreak, but now she knows better. For a time, it seemed like her life would have its fairytale ending and that she'd live happily ever after, but that life is gone and she spends most of her time mourning the loss of almost everything she held dear to her, though perhaps she is still just as naive as she was then because she finds herself clinging to the hope of somehow bringing her broken family back together and things being the way they were before. It isthe only hope she has left to cling to.
Elonya loves her father very much and he loves her, but there is a lot of tension between the two of them. It started when Elonya's mother died and only escalated over the years until it led to her being thrown out of the house, along with her lover and adopted younger brother. Tevran always treated Elonya like a child and this ultimately led to her rebelling against him and their relationship falling apart. All of Elonya's close relationships have been shattered and she's been left alone and devastated with no one to care for her or the child she carries in her belly from a brief love affair that ended in ruin as well.
Now, Elonya looks back on her old world view with a certain amount of disgust with herself. She lived in her own little bubble of innocence most of the time. She had the foolish idea in her head that danger did not exist, or if it did, that it wouldn't affect her or her family. Always impulsive along with being naive, Elonya used to jump hastily into things, including romantic affairs to rebel against her father and try to assert her independence. Although eager to engage in romantic affairs to prove herself an adult, her naivety and impulsive nature made her too immature to handle a serious relationship, even though she would have liked to believe that the first man she fell in love with would be the man she lived happily-ever-after with. That, of course, was an idiotic notion that left her alone and heartbroken with nothing but a swollen belly to show for her time spent with her lover.
Elonya never had much confidence in herself, despite her frequent fantasies of running off to be a great adventurer who fell in love and had the perfect life. Years and years of being scolded by her father for having her head in the clouds and her local reputation for being the village airhead eventually placed its mark on her, succeeding in convincing her that she was useless. Everything she's tried to do in her life to prove people wrong in this assumption has blown up in her face and left her confidence even more diminished than before. She has no idea what she's going to do when she gives birth to the baby she's carrying and the thought of having to be responsible for such a tiny, precious, fragile thing when she can't even be responsible for herself terrifies her. She's finally realised just how cold and unforgiving the real world is and the playful, innocent girl who used to daydream about princes and adventures is no more.
FRIENDSHIP: Elonya is rather easy to befriend, as she's generally friendly and pleasant towards everyone she meets. She's particularly vulnerable and desperate for someone to open their arms to her right now. Because of her parentage, she detests racial prejudices so race is not a factor at all when she is meeting someone for the first time. She is quick to anger if you wrong her, but also quick to forgive once you apologise. Being called a stupid naive child used to anger her, but now she'd probably agree with you, believing herself to be stupid to think such fanciful things.
ROMANCE: Elonya is still very much in love with Lacerta and wants him back. She desperately wants them to be together and raise a happy family and have things be as they were before everything fell apart, so she isn't looking for love. The only person whose love she wants is Lacerta's, and she's unable to accept that it's over between them and just let him go. While this means that she isn't looking for love from anyone else, she feels very alone and vulnerable right now so it would be easy for someone to take advantage of that to manipulate her into a relationship, even if that's not truly what she wants. It's all too easy to play on her fear of being alone and use that to trap her.
MARITAL STATUS: Single
Her father (sometimes)
Her unborn child
Being treated like a child
Being told what her mother would have wanted
Being confined or cooped up
Having to follow rules
Being yelled at
Has a good heart
Compassionate towards others and creatures
Very giving and selfless
Friendly and sweet-natured
Possesses a small amount of healing magic
Rebellious when she feels confined
Has difficulty staying on task and following rules
Overcome by heartbreak and loneliness
Help her father heal from her mother's death [FAILED]
Help her father keep the farm going [FAILED]
Fall in love and get married
Prove to her father that she's an adult [FAILED]
Learn to become a better healer
Reunite her broken family
Be a good mother
Get back together with Lacerta
Losing her father [REALISED]
Losing the farm [REALISED]
Never falling in love [LOVED & LOST]
Failing at proving her independence [REALISED]
Falling (she has frequent nightmares that involve falling)
Starving to death
Not being able to care for her baby
Never being with Lacerta again
Never reuniting her broken family
Nature: 2 MP Healing: 16 MP
CHILDHOOD: Elonya was born to a human mother and an elven father; Deirdre and Tevran. Tevran lived among the elves in their forested community and met fifteen-year-old Dierdre late one night when he stumbled across the broken girl lying in a patch of brambles. He took her to the local elven healer and later found out that the girl's family had abandoned her in the forest to die because they couldn't afford to keep her any longer and the elven community took the girl in, though more out of pity for the human than anything else. Her and Tevran ended up falling in love in this time, and when Dierdre found out she was expecting a child of Tevran's, he was thrilled and promptly married her to honour her human traditions, since marriage is uncommon among elves. Deirdre gave birth to the half-elf, Elonya, nine moons later and Elonya spent the first seven years of her life living with the elves, but she and her family were treated differently from everyone else. While not hostile or vicious towards the "mis-matched" family, the other elves looked at Elonya with pity and Tevran and Dierdre with a certain amount of distaste for inter-breeding together. Dierdre finally had enough of her and her family feeling like outcasts and begged her husband to relocate to an area where races were more mixed, thinking it would be healthier for their daughter. Tevran (reluctantly) agreed and brought his wife and young daughter to a small village outside the elven forest where they founded a small farm and did well for themselves.
ADOLESCENCE: Elonya spent her teenage years living on the outskirts of the village and helping her parents run their small, but prosperous farm. Her father often lamented his daughter's lack of focus and her habit of getting distracted from chores and running off to explore or play, but her ever-gentle mother simply laughed it off, saying that it was good for her to play as much as she could while she was still young enough to do so. Elonya developed a small amount of nature magic inherited from her father, along with some simplistic healing magic her mother learned over the years and taught to her daughter. Elonya had a happy upbringing until the year she turned seventeen and her mother suddenly fell ill with a disease no one in their village could diagnose.
ADULTHOOD: After five years of battling the strange, unknown illness that inhabited Dierdre's body, periodically getting better, then suddenly getting worse again, she passed away when Elonya was twenty-one. The loss devastated both her and her father. Elonya had always had an adventurous spirit that Deirdre had nurtured, but after she died, Elonya found herself having to stay home to care for her broken shell of a father, taking on nearly all of the farm work since he was too heartbroken to take up his old duties again. It caused her to harbour some resentment towards him for that and rebel against his authority.
About a year after her mother's death, Elonya's father adopted a boy named Aust Oicheilgair into their family, wanting to give him a chance to start a better life after catching him thieving and finding out he had no family. Elonya also ran into a little talking lizard named Lacerta who was munching on the strawberries in her father's field. After finding out that he was really a human who was cursed by an evil witch a few hundred years ago, Elonya convinced her father to take him in, too. The family grew close and came to love one another, but their peaceful existence wouldn't last. Aust was harbouring horrific secrets involving murder and necromancy, being manipulated by a demon masquerading as a harmless little girl's ghost. When this demon devastated the village with a fatal plague that had no cure, intending to wipe out both Erulisses and everyone else Aust had grown too close to, everything came out and the Erulisses were horrified to learn that the boy they'd grown to love was really a necromancer. What was worse was that Lacerta also revealed his skill with necromancy at the same time. While at first repulsed, it was Elonya who eventually set out to put her separated family back together, believing in the goodness inside both Aust and Lacerta. She'd been the substitute healer during this time while Tam was away on a trip and while she did her best, she fell ill herself and wasn't able to save any lives, which she views as a failure on her part. She and Lacerta had also grown close in all that time and after Lacerta's curse was finally lifted (at least partially), it wasn't long before they started seeing each other in secret and Elonya fell in love quickly.
Their secret love affair lasted for quite some time with neither Tevran nor Aust being any the wiser to what was going on between Elonya and Lacerta. The two of them had many plans to go away on adventures, get married, raise a family together and live happily ever after... everything Elonya had always dreamed of for herself and she was in bliss, believing that she was on her way to her happy ending. The two of them ran off to Goldbridge together on an impulsive whim one night, leaving without a trace for several days. Upon their return, Tevran was furious but when it was discovered that Lacerta had brought his daughter home with a child in her belly, he lost his temper completely, throwing Lacerta out of the house. In protest, Aust left the home, too, deciding to go with Lacerta. Lacerta thought it best to end things with Elonya to make it easier on her, believing that breaking things off with her would let her repair things with her father without him causing problems and both she and their baby would be taken care of, still.
This did not happen, however. Torn apart by heartbreak, Elonya blamed her father for Lacerta leaving her and they had a fight so terrible, Tevran smacked her and kicked her out as well, under the impression that she would go with Lacerta and Aust and be taken care of by them. Unfortunately by that point, Lacerta and Aust were long gone and Elonya had no idea where to start looking for them so she was left homeless and wandering, fighting off starvation and other dangers on her own that she was poorly prepared for. She was just barely scraping by, wandering aimlessly with no one to care for her or her unborn child, utterly alone and helpless while both her father and her ex-lover remain under the impression that the other one is looking after her.
After several seasons, her friend Tam found her and immediately seeing that she was sick and pregnant, took her to his clinic to heal her. She ended up confessing the desperation of her situation to him and he is now caring for her, allowing her to have his old bedroom in the clinic and making sure she stays warm and fed and safe. As a result, Elonya has attached herself to him, terrified of being alone again.
WEAPONS: A little pocket knife to scare away muggers and whatnot, though she's never had to use it and most likely doesn't even know how.
MAGICAL ITEMS: A simple wooden heart pendant her father carved for her and her mother enchanted for her that slowly restores energy throughout the day in small increments.
COMPANIONS: Her unborn baby.
OTHER: The clothes on her back and a piddly little bag containing a raggedy blanket, whatever measly amount of berries and leaves she can scrounge up out of the woods for herself to eat and a teddy bear Aust gave to her while she was ill.
Tevran Erulissë Family - Father
Elonya loves her father... and hates him, too, sometimes, but since he kicked her out and she's been on her own, she's realising just how much she needs her father in her life and more than anything, just wants to be with him again and have Aust and Lacerta with her, too, just like how things used to be when they were all happy. She's too ashamed to go back to him and beg for his forgiveness, however.
Dierdre Erulissë (Deceased) Family - Mother
Not a day goes by that Elonya doesn't think about her mother and miss her. She held their family together with her gentle, easy-going nature and sense of humour and now that she's gone, it's like there's only darkness and sorrow hovering over her happy childhood home now. Elonya feels a crushing amount of guilt at not being able to heal her, even though there was nothing she could have done and she did all she could to ease her mother's suffering when she was ill.
Lacerta Rex Ex-Lover
Elonya doesn't think she'll ever be able to stop loving Lacerta. He was her first love and he's the father of the baby she's carrying right now. She'll never be able to forget him as long as she has the child they made together to constantly remind her of him and the love they shared once. She still believes that if only she can find him again, she'll be able to convince him to return to the farm with her and Aust and make her father see reason. She desperately wants to be with him again and have their lives go back to the way they were.
Aust Oicheilgair Adopted Brother
Elonya just wants to bring her baby brother home, like she's done before. If she could bring him back home and help her family reconcile once, why can't she do it again? She misses Aust and loves him very much and she wants nothing more than to piece together her broken family. She feels like she has to, believing all of this to be her fault in the first place and it's the only hope she has left at being happy again.
Jenny Sorrel Childhood Friend (Deceased)
Jenny was the daughter of the animal shop owner in the village and she and Elonya grew up alongside each other as childhood friends. Elonya's heart was broken when the plague took Jenny's life shortly after taking her father's and she still misses her terribly and cries for her.
Ernie Sorrel Childhood Friend (Deceased)
Ernie was the owner of the animal shop in the village and Elonya has fond childhood memories of him. He'd always play with her and Jenny as children. He was the first person to be claimed by the plague that swept Mapleshore and it devastated Elonya. She feels like she failed him because she wasn't able to save his life.
Tam Asher Friend/Guardian Angel
Elonya has always admired Tam for his healing skill and for how dedicated he was to saving her mother, even if he wasn't able to help her in the end. She's looked up to him for years and when he left her in charge of his clinic when he went on his trip, Elonya did her best to live up to his expectations, but feels like she only failed him in the end. While relieved he came home safe, she was too ashamed to show her face to him again, but when Tam found her, pregnant, sick and starving, he took her in and assured her he only felt immense pride for her and her efforts, promising to take care of her and her baby as long as they needed him to. Elonya's attached herself to him now, scared of losing the only person she has.
Nessa Palantir Friend & Former Coworker
Nessa is another healer Elonya worked closely with during the plague. They became close friends from it and Elonya's glad Nessa pulled through such a terrible tragedy unscathed, and she's even happier that her brother turned out to be alive and eventually returned home. She had thought he was dead and just didn't have the heart to tell her friend.
Yaavie Laryathar Friend & Former Coworker
Elonya and Yaavie worked closely together during the plague. Remarkably, Yaavie was one of the few people who didn't succumb to illness, despite having constant direct contact with sick people. The two of them became friends through the entire ordeal and Elonya's very glad that at least someone didn't have to suffer through that miserable illness. She wouldn't wish that on anyone... except maybe the demon who caused it in the first place.
Illyana Flowers Kind Stranger
Elonya ran into this quirky traveller while wandering the woods late at night, cold and hungry. Despite having only just met, Elonya ended up sobbing out all her troubles to her since she was the first person to show her any kindness or understanding since she was cast out of her home. Illyana was kind enough to share her campsite with Elonya for the night, then they went their separate ways but Elonya hopes she sees Illyana again.
Fiera Strainséir Disliked
Elonya never liked this brutish, callous, rude blacksmith and the feeling is mutual. She has no idea how such a nasty, foul-tempered racist could have any relation to sweet, gentle, kind-hearted Tam, but since they came back from their trip together, she seems to be the only person Tam can really stand up to. He's a very brave man...
Lolindir Palantir Former Patient (Believed Deceased)
Elonya knows Lolindir's sister better than she knows him. All she really knows about this elf is that he got sick during the plague and somehow managed to escape the clinic to go off on his own, which Elonya thinks was a very stupid and dangerous decision. He could have infected hundreds of people! She's still glad he eventually returned and in good health, however.
Chi-Hallmar Former Patient
Elonya treated Hallmar during the plague. She found it quite alarming that the illness in question could affect all races, even a body made completely of stone. The maourokk was crumbling away at the seams. He eventually made a full recovery as far as Elonya knows but she hasn't seen very much of him at all since that time, not running into him again until she found herself pregnant, alone and homeless.
Elonya doesn't know Zeroun very well. He showed up at Tam's clinic one night, asking for him and when Elonya told him he had gone off on a trip with the blacksmith and left her in charge, he seemed worried and set out after him the next morning. Elonya's only caught fleeting glimpses of him around Mapleshore since he returned with both Tam and Fiera in tow.
Ellias Laryathar Former Patient
This poor boy almost died from the plague, reaching a state as bad as Elonya's before the crisis was solved. Elonya did her best to try and help him but could only ease his pain and clear his lungs of blood. In any case, she's happy the boy eventually recovered. Elven children are rare and precious things and it's even rarer for one to survive a sickness like that.
Maeryn Laryathar Disliked - Former Patient
Maeryn and Elonya have never gotten along. Elonya isn't a fan of the child's attitude and finds her to be an annoying burden to put up with. For a while, it looked like the two of them might be able to reconcile through their mutual efforts in fighting back the plague that threatened to wipe out the village but when all was said and done, Maeryn made it clear that nothing had changed between them and it's not as though Elonya can force her to be her friend so that's that, even if she is grateful for Maeryn's aid when she got sick.
Raven Wolf Disliked - Former Patient
Elonya and Raven were friends once and Elonya even let Raven have her mother's old clothes as a sign of good will, but when Elonya discovered that Raven had been keeping some pretty big secrets from her, she felt hurt and betrayed. Even though Raven was telling the truth when she came clean about her identity, Elonya didn't believe her tale of being a reaper for the dark god Go. She thought Raven was insulting her by believing her gullible enough to eat up something like that. That didn't stop Elonya from treating Raven anyway when she fell ill during the plague, but since then, Elonya hasn't wanted much to do with her.
Verity Tresler Acquaintance
When Elonya caught wind of a library opening up in Mapleshore, she couldn't resist shirking her chores to take a peek. She ended up meeting Verity, a very energetic human with a love of knowledge. She owns the new library and helped Elonya find a few healing scrolls for her to learn from. Elonya overall likes Verity and thinks she's a refreshing change from the dull atmosphere of Mapleshore, but she didn't appreciate being treated like she was some poor underprivileged fool in need of an education just because she's a farmer. Elonya hopes living with commonfolk will help the rich-born Verity understand and appreciate the peasant culture.
Xavier Chaput Acquaintance
A long, long time ago, Elonya had fun flirting with this handsome young man by her father's vegetable stall in the market, but he's a distant memory to her now. He belongs to the days of daydreams and hopes, and those days are gone forever now. Elonya will likely never see this man again but she's fine with that because there's only one man she loves and wants to be with and that man is not Xavier.
Vevina Enemy (Deceased)
Elonya is so relieved that this vile demon was destroyed for good. She was responsible for the deadly plague that wiped out most of the village and nearly killed her and, masquerading as a harmless ghost of a little girl, Vevina was also responsible for manipulating Elonya's little brother and urging him down a destructive path of murder and dark magic. She hopes this monster never finds a way to return again.