At the wedding of High Legionnaire Kakoon and Lady Qiana:
You see Lady Avawren Fiora Nalfein the Spiritweaver. She appears to be an Elf. She is tall. She appears to be young and robust. She has beautifully silvery black-outlined almond-shaped glacial blue eyes, glossy vermilion full lips, and soft, creamy white skin. She has long, glossy platinum hair tucked into a loose chignon adorned with a spray of buttery golden linden flowers. She has a well-defined, oblong face, a classical nose and a plump-lipped generous mouth. The strikingly smooth transitions between her otherwise angular features lend a distinctly patrician quality to her aspect. She is wearing a twisted vaalin geldarald dangling a tiny intensely glowing green glimaerstone flower, a draping kelyn green damask gown fluted with gilded flowers, a silk-backed jet lace fan, a gold-on-crimson brocade purse with a twist lock closure, and some ribbon-knotted sandals atop twisted rose gold heels.
Crest: Encompassed in a gold unified frame, a black rose set above a bronze wren volant upon a field of jade green, accented with a flourish of silver linden leaves; flanked to the left with triple vert ash twigs, flanked to the right with a sable hawk rising toward a sun in splendor.
Avawren Fiora Nalfein is the second daughter of the Fiora family of Ta'Nalfein. As the second daughter of a minor noble family she was afforded a significant amount of freedom as a child. She grew up largely outside of the city proper on the family's summer estate with her maternal grandmother, Verdrace, an empath of House of Ardenai. Her grandmother was a spiritualist and taught Avawren how to read the winds, how to speak to the lesser spirits; to ask boons of them and how to make offerings to keep them pleased and healthy.
The Nalfein are famously pragmatic. They do not often believe in fate or the intangible so as Avawren grew and was introduced to Nalfein society she watched as her grandmother was treated as an "oddity", a delightful bit of entertainment at autumn balls and summer picnics. Desiring to fit in and succeed, as any young woman of society does, Avawren grew distant from Verdrace and left her summers with the wild, natural things behind.
Armed with a quick wit, sound judgment and a knack for parsing people's needs, Avawren did well in the city. She found herself at a fairly young age in a good match with the favorite son of well placed Malcisong family. It was a marriage of politics and business, but Avawren quickly grew to love Ignais Malcisong deeply and they lived happily for decades.
In the summer of 5105, while traveling to the family's gem mines east of Ta'Nalfein, Ignais was betrayed by his guards and lead into a Grimswarm ambush. Avawren does not share the details of this event but readily and openly accepts the responsibility for her husband's death. The Malcisongs let her take this blame, and she lived for thirteen years dutifully carrying their ire while studying to become an empath.
In early Olaesta 5118 she finally put away her mourning gowns and left for Ta'Illistim, seeking to burying herself in books at the Library Aies. She stopped for what was intended to be a brief tour of Ta'Vaalor, arriving just in time to see the Lake of Fear freeze solid. She remained in the Fortress, unexpectedly tumbled into adventuring. She felt called to help the Vaalor, citing a debt she owes, and vowed to stay until the unnatural winter was lifted.
In late Koaratos, after events that challenged her allegiances to a breaking point and solidified her priorities, Avawren assisted in the Ritual that finally ended the winter. She remains now in Ta'Vaalor for her own reasons.
Pleas of the Meek
A Twilight Grey Journal - A collection of in-character journal entries and short stories. (Almost entirely OOC knowledge)