Leafiara Autumnwind, or Leafi to her friends, born on Tilamaires the 6th, Jastatos 5092, is a half-sylvan cleric of Tilamaire and citizen of Wehnimer's Landing. Though typically cheerful, she can become ferocious if her friends or her home are at risk and will use anything at her disposal--warding magic, bolt spells, edged weapons, her own hands and feet, spying with the help of friends, skills learned at the Order of Voln, or simply distributing information as a TownCrier reporter--to protect her loved ones.
Despite her youth, she possesses incredible abilities both on the battlefield and as an artisan. In her spare time she's a master cobbler, master painter, master with darts, master of forging brawling weapons, edged weapons, and pole arms, has developed the greatest talent with various instruments that one can without being a bard, became a Guild Master of the Cleric Guild as nominated by Guild Masters Rohese Bayvel-Timsh'l and Mikalmas, and bakes top quality manna bread after being inspired by Cruxophim.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 History
- 3 Publications
- 4 Characteristics
- 5 Affiliations
- 6 Mechanical Tidbits
You see Event Planner Leafiara Autumnwind the Scion of Shaundara.
She appears to be a Half-Sylvan.
She is moderately tall and has a well-toned frame. She appears to be youthful. She has sparkling green eyes and soft, pristine fair skin. She has shoulder length, tousled cherry red hair pulled into a loose ponytail, leaving a pure white circlet with a leaf-framed polished bleakstone centerpiece pushed high across the crown. She has a well-defined, heart-shaped face and slightly pointed ears. She has alternating cherry and vanilla polish brushed onto her neatly rounded fingernails.
Shimmer Trinket Sets
She is wearing an asymmetrical cherry red cape painted with vanilla and chocolate sprinkles, some shiny red zelnorn chain mail emblazoned with a large white leaf, a cherry-tinged vanilla cream sundress draped from a chocolate silk collar, an etched militia badge, a pure white silk instrument case with a bold red leaf-shaped latch, a pure white silk gem pouch embroidered with a bold red musical note, and a pair of cherry-tinged vanilla sandals beaded with cookie-shaped pearls.
Leafi's most common attire, showing off her love of sweets and music and the whimsical character she is!
I Believe I Can Fly
She is wearing a pair of white feathered wings, a white-edged red silk cape fastened with an emerald music note pin, a leaf-spangled imflass scabbard slung over her shoulder, a sleeveless white silk shirt with a red leaf-printed collar, an etched militia badge, a white diamond manacle lined with thick red silk, a side-slit knee-length red silk skirt adorned with a dozen white bells, a silk-lined imflass thigh-sheath, and a pair of pristine white silk sandals laced with leaf-patterned silk ribbon.
Leafi's previous usual attire before I finished the alters for the cape and sundress in Just Desserts. I might get rid of the wings in this shimmer trinket description at some point since they're kinda placeholders until I get real wings of the mechanical sort one day. I need to alter another shirt to match this one, since the one here is an armor concealer--I'd probably still use this outfit very often if I could display her armor with it.
She is wearing an obsidian star choker, a gold-edged fox-shaped locket, an applewood heart-shaped locket, a vaalin-traced red gold locket, a jade ivy-patterned locket, a white-edged red silk cape fastened with an emerald music note pin, a back-tied vanilla cream sundress accented by cookie-shaped moonstones, an intricate ruby bangle adorned with tiny golden notes, a leaf-clasped star-of-Tamzyrr diamond ankle-cuff, and a pair of backless white silk slippers with lacquered red leaf ankle adornments.
This one consists of four Variable Expression picture lockets attuned to Severine, Saranja, Lyrna, and Chaoswynd respectively (and at some point I need to update since she now has a fifth for Eyona), three accessories gifted to Leafi by friends--the choker from Khylynnia, bangle from Archsenex, and ankle-cuff from Jastalyn--a sundress that the merchant Tabica basically designed for her going off a theme, and slippers that the merchant Airisu custom made for her (based on, at the time, her look mostly resembling "I Believe I Can Fly" up above). The cape is there just because I hate stowing things in a cape that's not visible from a shimmer trinket description.
I could add more items if I wanted, like a leaf-clasped star ruby hand-flower from Jastalyn, a leaf-clasped blue amber tentacle hand-flower from Sareyna, a pair of elegant veniom manacles from Khylynnia, any of a few woven pieces from Chaoswynd, a soft ivory fur cat mask with bushy black whiskers from Areigha, all kinds of Twilight Hall souvenirs, a platinum and emerald ivy leaf (perfume holder) from House Sylvanfair, countless leaf-themed accessories from a large number of friends...
...but I wanted to keep it to one item per person, only people I know are still actively playing, and without making the theme even more out there than it already is. Visualizing this in my head right now, the obvious focus seems like her slew of lockets.
She is wearing a thin gold tiara shaped as gently curling autumn leaves, an off-shoulder autumn-hued dress with a knee-length skirt of vibrant silk leaves, a vaalin-swept illthorn leaf pin, some fingerless autumn-hued gloves inset with sylvan sigils in white ora, a sheer autumn-hued scarf spangled with white musical notes, and a pair of slim autumn-hued sandals inset with sylvan sigils in white ora.
Leafi's formal outfit. Other than the tiara, which I've never altered--it came that way from a playershop--and probably should at some point, I've intentionally left the colors of these clothes vague so people can project whatever autumn means to them. Well, as long as it contrasts with white, anyway!
When she switches to this side of the trinket, she takes off the circlet from her look description up above.
Champion of the Fallen
She is wearing a dark purple hibiscus tucked behind one ear, a lustrous ruby and diamond necklace, a flowing gown of gold brocade covered with crimson sunbursts, an etched militia badge, a winding pale seashell anklet, and a pair of courtly golden silk sandals.
Despite the name, this has nothing to do with the Ta'Vaalor festival and was Leafi's storyline outfit for Witchful Thinking, also incorporating elements of previous stories. Essentially, every piece of this outfit honors someone--Rysus, Pylasar's daughter Gracie, Cyph Kestrel, Drandea, Mynalari Andoheles, Reannah Kestrel, or Landing militia members.
- In Leafi's look description above, though you can't outwardly see it, the bleakstone in her circlet is etched with a rook as a tribute to Rysus, whose pathway to death began with Raznel's curse.
- The purple hibiscus was created by a mental projection of Pylasar's memory of his daughter Gracie, killed by Raznel.
- On the day of his death, Cyph gifted Leafi the necklace which had once been gifted to him by his grandmother Drandea. He was Raznel's brother, during her early life as "Naimorai" before she became quite as twisted as she would later--and although she wasn't responsible for his death (that we know of), he used some of his dying breaths to urge warnings that his sister was going to poison someone. That someone turned out to be Drandea, who had been on track to discovering Naimorai's secret evils and presenting evidence to Landing authorities.
- The gown was another creation of a mental projection from Princess Mynalari, who Raznel abducted and turned into a paragon. Upon her death, she left the gown behind and Leafi collected it, thinking that either it was a trap and she should take it upon herself or she'd simply wear it as tribute. Mynalari had also left behind "a pair of golden silk sandals," which Leafi didn't take but reproduced as a cobbler; I added the word "courtly" since it seemed a perfect fit.
- The badge honors the many militia members killed by Raznel. Arguably one could say it's something Leafi would wear anyway, but time will tell--I have no idea if she'll be sticking with the militia after the story is over or if the Raznel mission is a one and done for her.
- The anklet was made for her by Reannah Kestrel and is the most complicated situation. Raznel had nothing to do with her death (again, that we know), but while Reannah was dying of a magical disease, she asked Leafi if she'd take care of her children Cyph and Naimorai if the attempts at curing her failed. At the time Naimorai's evils were suspected but not proven, so Leafi promised that protecting people was her duty as long as they weren't harming anyone. A couple of months later Reannah swore that her daughter was good and not defined by her sins--just three weeks before Naimorai poisoned her grandmother. Leafi thus sees Naimorai/Raznel as having betrayed and deceived her mother, so she wears the anklet in honor of Reannah and a promise of protection that was never meant to be.
Elegance in Simplicity
She is wearing a one-shoulder white chainsil dress with a leaf-framed honey beryl centerpiece, and a pair of pristine white silk sandals laced with leaf-patterned silk ribbon.
A basic outfit for semi-formal events. Honey beryls are Tilamaire's gem.
She is wearing a slanted black swan-feathered hat, a tailored raw silk shirt of deep rolaren hue, some square-cut honey beryl cufflinks, some gold-edged black pants, and a pair of distinguished jet black silk boots buckled with gold.
For when Leafi wants to go crossdressing! I tossed it together years ago for a Silvergate Winter Gala and Leafi's only worn this outfit twice (not counting putting it on to get it on the trinket), so it's never been a high priority to alter, but it'll get there eventually. The hat, cufflinks, and boots are going to stay generally the same, but there's a lot of work to be done on the shirt and pants--if not outright replacing them with Joola or something similar.
Please see each individual subpage for more detail! Subpages marked with a * are official Landing storylines while those without are the more laid-back pace of occasional events between big stories.
Background (prior to moving to the Landing)
Eyes of the Dawn* (mid-late 5116)
Keeping Up with the Kestrels* (all 5117)
Rise of Rone* (early 5118)
A Period of Tenuous Peace (mid-5118)
The Rone Resurgence* (mid-late 5118)
Autumnwind of Change (late 5118 to early 5119)
Witchful Thinking (mid-late 5119)
Logs, Talks, and Interviews
- Dozens of Landing story logs (always ongoing)
- TownCrier Interview Sessions with Leafiara (interviewee: August 19, 2017)
- TownCrier Interview Sessions with Khylynnia (interviewer: September 17, 2017)
- Wehnimer's Landing 5118 Election Interviews with Leafiara (interviewee: March 1, 2018)
- Center Stage Interview with Jastalyn (co-interviewer with Khylynnia: April 10, 2019)
- Lauding the Landing 5118 (hosted event: September 7, 2018)
- The Rooks of 5116 to 5119 (public talk: October 6, 2019)
- Lauding the Landing 5119 (hosted event: November 4, 2019)
Leafiara's Tales (Character Vignettes)
- Crisis of Conscience and Clash of Character (October 17, 2016)
- The Only Recognition... (October 25, 2016)
- Proudly Introducing... (October 29, 2016)
- A Letter Forever Undelivered (November 16, 2016)
- A Trio of Letters (March 29, 2017)
- In Tilamaire's Sanctuary (December 24, 2017)
- Morning Musings (May 4, 2018)
- A Coraesine Carol (May 11, 2018)
- A Very Bloodriven Vacation (June 14, 2018)
- To the Brotherhood (September 2, 2018)
- The Second Rone Bounty (September 7, 2018)
- Rook Remorse (October 6-7, 2018)
- Money Money Money (December 2, 2018)
- Mother and Mother (February 14, 2019)
- Ashes to Ashes (April 4, 2019)
- Militia Surprise (April 9, 2019)
- No Matter the Situation (July 25, 2019)
- In Noise, Melody; in Chaos, Choreography (August 22, 2019)
- A Matter of Will (September 25, 2019)
- Cleric of Life, Angel of Death (October 4, 2019)
- Change of Plans (November 2, 2019)
- Anything But Neutral (November 26, 2019)
- Who Are You People? (November 26, 2019)
- Balancing Act (November 27, 2019)
- Return to Form (November 29, 2019)
- Awaiting Orders (December 2, 2019)
- The Light of Hope, Death, and Chaos (January 17, 2020)
- Last Dream Standing (February 1, 2020)
[OOC note: These are vignettes I wrote (or, more often, started writing) that never happened and aren't in Leafi's canon, for reasons explained in the pages themselves. Even though they didn't happen, I'm sharing anyway just because... well, I wrote them, so I might as well, right?]
- Worth of the Underground (April 27, 2018)
- A Marked Maiden (April 7, 2019)
- Rest for the Relentless (November 30, 2019)
- Chocolate and all sweets
- Fighting competitions such as the Festival of the Fallen or events held at the Icemule Trace Brawling Tavern
- Ladies, especially elven and half-elven ones (including sylvans and dark elves)
- Shoes, especially sandals
- The Brotherhood of Rooks (at least in theory)
- Top three forms of good in her eyes: 1) self-sacrifice, 2) speaking truth to power, 3) giving the benefit of the doubt
- Wehnimer's Landing
- High heels
- Stuffy clothing or armor
- The Turamzzyrian Empire (mostly)
- Top three forms of evil in her eyes: 1) taking away others' freedoms systemically, 2) lying, 3) stealing
- Acceptance despite being half-sylvan
- Being a great resurrection-specializing cleric
- Excitement in everyday life
- Recognition of heroic deeds
- Staying young at heart--and in body
- Giving in to vengeful feelings, in case her friends are right that there's no turning back on that road
- Hurting loved ones
- Inability to save a life
- Learning of some great power that could tempt or corrupt her
- Mind control
- A natural auditory learner who can remember tones, cadences, and inflections well; between that and Tilamaire's blessing (see further below), she can easily remember and transcribe conversations for The TownCrier after the fact
- Can be as greedy with money as she is generous with time and energy
- Can have a conspiracy theorist bent at times; a Divine Wrath using Tilamaire's power gives her a brief window of hearing a "greater harmony" and connection between the sounds of all things ("CASTER begins to hum softly, a sweet, soft melody that somehow manages to harmonize with every random noise and tiny sound of your surroundings."), which she ordinarily can't hear on her own, so she assumes there must be other harmonies and connections normally imperceptible to her
- Dashes about in a hurry a lot of the time
- Doesn't ever lie consciously (though she might deflect)
- Doesn't ever swear even mildly
- Extremely naive about romance, even after being engaged to five fiancees
- Fairly desensitized to most death, since as a cleric she's surrounded by it all the time (but she can get very upset over a death she thinks she could have prevented; see fears)
- Feels uncomfortable and out of harmony with nature if she wears long sleeves, pants, or fully enclosed shoes (like boots) longer than a couple hours
- Has a somewhat limited vocabulary, despite her more eloquent mother Florania's best efforts to teach her
- Places such an extreme value on freedom that she can border on seeking anarchy, but tends to be law-abiding anyway by happenstance since most of her moral compass lines up with the laws
- Rather detached about the Arkati and lesser spirits, as clerics go, except for Tilamaire and Cholen due to the story of how the former ascended by acquiring power from the latter; however, she has passing respect for Cholen, Kai, V'tull, Onar, Imaera, Tonis, and Leya just going by baseline knowledge that most anyone would have about them, along with an ongoing simultaneous fascination with The Huntress and a fear that one day she might follow that path
- Romanticizes the heroism of knights as they're presented in plays, but pragmatically thinks spies are more important for protecting the innocent
- Tends to brush off praise and criticism alike
- Too impatient and full of energy to study magic and magical items in a traditional academic way, but is blessed by Tilamaire with an ability to hear and adapt to the inner musical harmony of magic around her, essentially allowing her to develop her talent and magical strength in a passive and subconscious way; her always-ongoing learning has led her to great magical power for her young age, giving off the impression of a prodigy
- Willing and eager to throw herself into nearly any dangerous plan that poses risk of her being killed or seriously hurt, but straight-laced about refusing to do anything that will definitely hurt even slightly, like getting a piercing or tattoo
- Mayor of Wehnimer's Landing
- Member of the Wehnimer's Landing militia, currently on leave of absence
- Contact for the Scions of Shaundara
- Wehnimer's Landing correspondent for The TownCrier
- Event Planner of Twilight Hall
- Mentor in the Order of Lorekeepers
- Guildmaster of the Cleric Guild
- Master in the Order of Voln
- Member of Anglers of Elanthia
- Member of Fenog's Regulars
- Member of Hand of the Arkati
- Member of Ord an Dragan
- Member of The Witching Hour
- Former advisor and Public Relations liason for Mayor Cruxophim
- Former Landing Ambassador to Icemule Trace for Mayor Cruxophim
In the skill of forging - crafting, you are a master with 500 ranks. In the skill of forging - one handed edged, you are a master with 500 ranks. In the skill of forging - pole arms, you are a master with 500 ranks. In the skill of forging - brawling weapons, you are a master with 500 ranks. In the skill of cobbling, you are a master with 500 ranks.
Your current skill level in woodwind instruments is Apprentice. Your current skill level in necked stringed instruments is Apprentice. Your current skill level in stringed instruments is Apprentice. Your current skill level in percussion instruments is Apprentice. Your current skill level in horn-type instruments is Apprentice.
You are Guild Master of the Cleric Guild. You are a Master of General Alchemy. You are a Master of Alchemic Potions. You are a Master of Alchemic Trinkets.