You see Lady Avawren Fiora Nalfein the Empath. She appears to be an Elf. She is tall. She appears to be young and robust. She has almond-shaped pale blue eyes and soft, creamy white skin. She has waist-length, sleek platinum hair held in a loose chignon by some slender carved jade hairsticks. She has a well-defined, oblong face, a classical nose and a plump-lipped generous mouth. She is wearing a tilted forest green hat with a veiled asp-edged overlay, a gold rose-patterned locket, a pale green pelisson side-laced with platinum ribbons, a forest green gown waist-wrapped with a platinum serpent, a silk-backed jet lace fan, a pair of wrist-tied forest green faille gloves, a jade signet, a golden brocade purse, and a pair of platinum slippers set on coiled serpent 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 Fioara Nalfein is the second daughter of the Malcisong 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 the Fiora family. It was a marriage of politics and business, but Avawren quickly grew to love Ignais Fiora deeply and they lived happily for several decades.
In the summer of 5105, while traveling to the family's gem mines south 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 Fiora's let her take this blame, and she lived for more than a decade 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 has remained in the Fortress and unexpectedly tumbled into adventuring. She feels called to help the Vaalor, citing a debt she owes, and has vowed to stay until the unnatural winter is lifted.
A Twilight Grey Journal - A collection of in-character journal entries and short stories.