Dragons of Ethior
Red Leaf Weald is a forest located several miles to the southeast of the small human town of Winterhaven. In this forest is the elven settlement of Sylvasia, the capital of the local elves. Though numbering only around 500, the elves have managed to maintain relative peace against the local monsters. Only about half of the elves live in Sylvasia, the rest living in the woods surrounding the small town. The king of Sylvasia is a proud elf named Murali Firebough, and he is a fair and just ruler, if a bit close-minded about new ideas.
King Firebough’s wife, Liandria, died in childbirth over 50 years ago, and he has been in a somber mood ever since. Always serious, he takes the safety and health of his people to heart at all times. Among his people are his 4 children. Eldest was his son Alistar, who died almost 20 years ago under mysterious circumstances. Princess Malia is shy, and takes spends her time in studies in her private room, away from the bustle of court life. His second son, Prince Tialor, has taken his role as the Regent Prince very seriously. The youngest child, at only 55, is the Princess Liandra, named for her mother, who died giving birth to her.
Princess Liandria Firebough, when she was young, fell in love with a human ranger by the name of Marcus Carpenter. They eventually married, and had a single child, Amelia. Now in his 60s, Marcus spends his time with his wife at their home in Sylvasia. Unlike his wife, who still looks as she did when they first met, Marcus has aged and is growing old and weary. Their daughter, Amelia, has always been pushed aside by her grandfather, the King. He considers her mixed-blood a sign of weakness, and staunchly denies any claim she has to nobility, though he allowed her to receive education from the finest tutors, both magical and mundane, at his daughter’s request. In effort to prove him wrong about her worth, Amelia has researched magic that allows her to be closer to her elven heritage, the magic of the Fey Lords themselves. While attempting to commune with the Fey spirits, Amelia met what appeared to be a beautiful elven woman, who stood over 7 feet tall, and whose whole body shimmered in the gold and red colors of autumn leaves. She gave her name merely as The Summer Queen, and offered an exchange with Amelia. Serve her well, and Amelia would be given access to the Fey powers she so desperately sought. With practice and training, the magic of the Fey would be Amelia’s, and her right to nobility amongst the elves would be undisputed. In exchange, Amelia would pledge her devotion and loyalty to the Summer Queen, prepared to do her will in the world of man.
The bargain struck and agreed upon, Amelia set out, leaving Red Leaf Weald, to use her newfound powers to prove her place in this world…