The Curse of the Barren Empyrean
Rimalynne Adelred Elerdhen
The Half-Elf Druid
[AGE] early 20s
[HEIGHT] 160cm (5ft 3in)
[WEIGHT] 52kg (115lb)
[Alignment] Neutral Good
Naldaeron Valley: The area between two mountain ranges (blessed by Silvanus), including the Forest of Serenity and Lake of the White Stag. A fortified, but somewhat secluded area due to the geographic features. The flora and fauna are plentiful with a notable stable herd of deer roaming in the forest and clearings. Much of the nature here is untouched, except the structures built by House of Elerdhen to prevent destruction of trees by limiting expansion.
Lake of the White Stag: A large body of water in the middle of the valley, where a tale of a white stag prancing on the shimmering surface at the break of dawn was passed around.
The Abandoned Castle Ruins: An abandoned castle with overgrown vegetation located in the middle of the lake, but only a small part of the structure is exposed above the water surface. People usually leave the ruins alone, but once in a while curious ones would visit the castle and return with disappointment. Stories of a unicorn of a white stag residing in the overgrown ruins is often told to children as bedtime stories.
Forest of Serenity: Trees that surround the Lake and covers the foot of the mountain ranges makes up the forest.
House of Elerdhen: A manor house located between a lake and the bottom of a mountainside, which is relatively north of a valley.
Bethrynna Elerdhen, clothier elf mother: Beth has turquoise eyes with long blond hair with a hint of pink; and her family had taught her to carry her modest beauty with grace. Over years of practicing with various fine and expensive materials, she became a well-known clothier for nobles. Before meeting Ri’s father, Beth was diligent and ambitious, taking as many requests as she was able to handle. After falling in love, her main patron became Ri’s father. However, her relationship was not supported by her tribe, leading to the eventual separation of the couple not long after the birth of Ri out of wedlock. As Ri grew older, Beth began to shift her focus on her crafts again.
Rima grew up knowing very little about her father because her mother to speak of him while she immersed herself in work. Her mother’s strict and overprotective attitude never sit well with Rima, causing her to find escape in nature for peace and quiet. While she understands her mother accepts her, Rima still questioned her place in the family or in the world.
Merialeth Elnelis, druid elf mentor: A wood elf with blonde and hazel eyes, who patrols and protects the Valley as a follower of Mielikki. The Valley took care of her when she was orphaned before she developed memories, and she became a long-time family friend with the Elerdhens due to geographic proximity. She serves an “unicorn”, a powerful hooved creature with antler-like horn, who roams the Valley but rarely sighted.
Rima spent about a decade of her life learning about nature and druidic powers with Merialeth. She admires her mentor’s carefree and optimistic energy, even though she has seen much throughout her long life. Her teasing and playful attitude often baffled the half-elf who always took learning as a serious matter with utmost respect, initially. Rima felt conflicted and helpless when her mother was enraged by Merialeth’s proposal to further her studies into different terrains beyond the Valley. Her mentor reluctantly respected her mother’s decision and retreated back to her duty with the land. Merialeth gave Rima her current druidic focus as a parting gift, a token of her studies and their student-mentor relationship.
Walkter, human ranger lover: A human male with steel-blue gray hair and golden eyes has intricate inscriptions covering parts of his body; one stretching from the left chest to left shoulder blade, and the other on the right arm. His eyes and the inscriptions glow faintly crimson red when he taps into the power of the contract, Pledge of the Waning Wolf. His family serves a royal family with binding loyalty through the Pledge.
Rima’s bond with Walkter grew through the nights of dedication tending the wounds of the human and his beast. For a time afterwards, Walkter returned to the area a few times, and surprisinly their relationship developed over the years into something more. Perhaps Rima was attracted to the foreign world he belongs, so wild and exciting, or perhaps she simply fell for his handsome looks and genuine demeanor, much different from those back home or the rich and powerful. The last time Rima saw him was before he left for a mission, and, strangely, Walkter left a whistle as a keepsake as his promise, in case he doesn’t return in time because Nightfall is needed this time. Walkter never showed at the rendezvous and Rima waited at the agreed time and location every day for a year until she finally mustered up some courage to search for him.
Nightfall, direwolf companion: A steel-blue gray direwolf with a long scar stretching from the left eye to the hindquarter wears a leather armor on his missions. His golden eyes turn crimson red when Walkter exerts himself by sealing his “empathy” to tap into greater power provided by a binding contract, in which the seal is hidden —on his left paw. Despite being a prideful beast, he entrusts his life and soul to Walkter and would do anything to his bidding. The only other humanoid he accepts is Rima because she helped him when he was on the brink of death (and because of Walkter).
He is like a big teddy bear to Rima, especially when he keeps her company when Walkter can’t make his promises on time.
Age 0, birth
Age 6, met Merialeth and started her studies with her mentor
Age 16, studies with Merialeth ended and returned helping her mother and the family; met Walkter (and Nightfall) and started a romantic relationship
Age 19, Walkter did not make it to rendezvous as promised
Age 20+, left home to find Walkter and Nightfall