Fair Damsels and Foul Treachery
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