Lady of Silence and Secrets, and Ice Queen of Winter

Seeming: Fairest Kith: None Court: Winter
Virtue: Faith Vice: Envy Entitlements: None
Intelligence •••• Strength Presence ••••
Wits •• Dexterity •• Manipulation ••••
Resolve ••• Stamina •• Composure ••••
Skills Merits / Flaws Core Stats
Academics (English literature) ••••• Mantle (Winter) ••••• Wyrd ••••• •
Computer Court Goodwill: Spring •••• Glamour / Per Turn: 15 / 6
Investigation •• Court Goodwill: Autumn •••• Health: 7
Medicine Hollow (Victorian-era playroom) ••••• Willpower: 7
Occult (witchcraft) •••• Language (Latin) ••• Clarity: 3
Politics (local freehold) ••••• New Identity (Susannah Winters) •••• Initiative: 6
Science Token (fate pen) ••••• Defense: 2
Athletics (acrobatics) • Mentor (Odessa) ••••• Size: 5
Drive Contacts (university) ••• Speed: 8
Survival •• Nightmares (flaw) ••
Animal Ken Contracts
Empathy ••• Dream •••••
Expression •• Mirror •••
Persuasion •••• Vainglory ••
Sociallize ••• Fleeting Winter •••••
Subterfuge (misdirection) ••••• Fleeting Autumn ••
Fleeting Spring ••

Seeming Blessing: spend Glamour to improve dice pools for Presence, Manipulation and Persuasion (each point spent increases pool by one die)

Seeming Curse: -1 die penalty on dice pools to avoid losing Clarity

Kith Ability: n/a

Gear & Equipment: Eltiana doesn’t carry around any conspicuous gear in public, preferring to lay low as a humble university lecturer. When in the Hedge or a freehold, she wears a Hedgespun raiment of pearl white (in various fashions) or silver, and carries a white antler staff.


Mantle: The air takes on a noticeable chill when Eltiana enters the room. Changelings can see a light trail of snowflakes and mist behind her as she walks, and a light frost will build up anywhere she stays for longer than a few minutes.

Hollow: Few have seen the inside of Eltiana’s secret chamber, but rumors speak of a place resembling a creaking wood attic with dancing puppets.


Citizen’s Pledge (Oathsworn)

Knight’s Oath (Tiberius, liege)

Pledge of Horn and Bone (Adilene)

Eye for an Eye (Dravain)

Adder-Tongue Oath (???)


Concept: University teacher by day, faerie princess (okay noble lady) by night, with a mysterious and sordid past.

Appearance: (edit) Eltiana definitely has an elfin appearance about her: tall, blonde, and graceful, and with ice blue eyes. In her mien, she has silver-blonde hair that leaves a light wispy-frost trail, her facial expressions are a cross between stately and weary, her eyes are piercing baby blue (more subtle than Dune spice-blue eyes), and her crown looks like a silver headdress with a blue topaz frozen in. I was initially thinking of an icier version of Galadriel for her mien, and your stereotypical blonde schoolteacher from any number of teen shows, but with more of a mysterious and intellectual air about her.

Background: Birth name Susannah Wenford, DOB 5/1/53, abducted 1966, returned 1969, appears as woman in her late 30s

Born to rich parents in Connecticut, and spent her early days in a cloistered boarding school and got near-perfect marks. Always had an interest in reading, especially stories involving mystical and faraway lands. Found a gate into the Hedge and walked in (not knowing the nature of the Fae) while playing in the rose garden at night. Always lived a life of privilege, but wanted to break out on her own, and loves court intrigue and the gamesmanship aspect of it. However, several marriages and a particularly nasty affair/breakup with Dravain, and she is emotionally worn out.

Has one daughter, Adilene, born in 1992 and about to turn eighteen at the start of the second chronicle


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