- 1 Curriculum Vitae
- 2 Early Life
- 3 Mikona
- 4 Elysia
- 5 Spiritlands
- 6 Gardens
- 7 Drakehall
- 8 Bardic Works
- 9 Publicly Noted Events in Nawen's Life
- Name: Nawen Beign / Ammikia'newan (Nawen Amakiir Ael'nyon)
- Floaty Name: Nawen Amakiir
- Nickname: Edom, LadyBug, Pixie
- Spouse: Thaylis Beign
- Known Faith: Dru'El/Dre'Ana
- Ethnicity: Elf/Fey = Half-Sylph
- Place of Birth: Brekon/Dubunat/Deglos Border Forest
- Age: Between 235 to 290
- Fey Season: Autumn
- Gender: Female
- Height: 4 foot 9 inches
- Weight: around 70 pounds
- Eyes: Electric purple
- Complexion: SpicedGinger with a kiss of freckles
- Hair: Ginger (reddish to orangish depending on season)
- Pallet: Late Autumn to Early Winter
- Voical Pitch: Mezzo-Soprano
- Instrument of Choice: Lute
- Appearance: Petite and Graceful with a Dash of Garden Awkwardness
- Distinguishing Marks: Tattoo of a Jechran Rose on her right forearm and Andrinor's Mark on her left forearm. Fey designed tattoos from her knees to her toes.
- Family Background Class: Bardic
- Current Build: LyricalWitch (Bard/Sorc)
- AMS: Aeromancer
- Pervious Builds: Mistress of Short Blade (Rogue/Fighter/WeaponMaster) LyricalArcher (Rogue/Bard/AA)
- Residence: Thayt'Kehol Le Yoofeh Elysia; GardenHouse, Fairy Gardens T'Nanshi; House Silverstrike, Nor'Seere; House Beign and Drakehall Keep, M'Chek
- Businesses: Paradise Boutique and Emporium, Sorben's Fine Threads,Elysia; Loash Leheven in the Fairy Gardens
InGame Floaty Description:
Garden Girl of the Month Data Sheet
Name: Nawen Amakiir Ael'nyon
She has a lean and nimble with a body sculpted by years of dancing and battles. When she moves, she moves gracefully and natural like every moment is second nature itself. Her hair is shorter and more relaxed and dress; much like her attitude and life these days. The Sasshesk Sticks of old are always within reach and typically stuck in her belt. Upon her right wrist rather it’s covered with bracelets or not, is a Jerchan Rose with petals of purple and gold through the leaves on the stem are oak leaves in the deepest green. As a symbol of what was and of what is; to remind her of the past and welcome the future. She is covered in fey designed tattoos from her knees to her toes.
When she smiles or laughs it’s honest gestures and her smile alone has been known to brighten people's days. Her voice is high pitched and something described in terms akin to a squirrel both in pitch and speed of speaking. Her pale purple eyes with flecks of blues speckled here and there tell the whole world her life story. Nothing is held back eyes from pain, love, lust, triumph, falling, last, betrayed, anger, hate, true love and every word in every tongue that could describe life from its lowest to its highest moments.
Do not underestimate her. If anything she has proven one thing; she is a survivor.Update: Her wings are a transparent shimmering silver with splashes of moss green and deep pools of blue.
Titles & Ranks (Italicized = Retired):
- First newan of Winter, Queen Bane's Champion
- Green Order of the Forest Senior Mage of M'Chek
- Drakehall Keep Sage of Drakehall; Lady Beign
- House Silverstrike Lady Silverstrike
- Bardic Academy of Visimontium Notable Member
- Avlis Tower University Green Sage of the Forest
- FRAwen Productions Co-Founder and Diva of FRAwen
- ForestGirls Nawen of the Gardens
- Protector of the Fairy Gardens
- The Last Rose - Winter Court of the Fey
- The Singer of Sin, Poet of Lust, Sage of Unspeakable Knowledge
- Woodmistress 6th Division of the Le'Nofathen'T'Nanshi
- Liaison to Elysian Forces of the Le'Nofathen'T'Nanshi
- Dress Officer Le'Nofathen'T'Nanshi
- Phoenix Valkyrie of the Warrior Maidens of Dre'Ana
- Arch Mistress of the Warrior Maidens of Dre'Ana
- Lore Mistress of the Warrior Maidens of Dre'Ana
- Curator Mistress of the Warrior Maidens of Dre'Ana
- Bow Maiden the of Warrior Maidens of Dre'Ana
- Shield Maiden the of Warrior Maidens of Dre'Ana
- Crafting Director of the Warrior Maidens of Dre'Ana
- Captain EDF
- 1st Sargent EAV
Memberships (Italicized = Retired):
- Drakehall Keep
- House Silverstrike
- Green Order of the Forest
- Avlis Tower University
- FRAwen Productions
- Bardic Academy of Visimontium
- South Avlis Trade Federation
- Warrior Maidens of Dre'Ana
- Sisterhood of the Purse
- Philosophy of Alchemy
- Theoretical Herbalism
- Musical Instruments
- Fey Culture
- Art of the Possible
- Woodland Imagination
- Metaphysical Arcane Arts
- Hexes and Curses
- Domestic Arts
- Wrist Slapping
- Song Writing
- Horseback Riding
- Fey Relations
- Battle Philosophy
- Weapon Artistry
- Fey Magic
Brekon/Dubunat/Deglos Border Forest
For the Amakiirs of the Copper Dragon branch had departed the Great War effort in Le'Or due to the treatment of dragons and had spent decades in hiding while the war went on. With peace, they traveled overland through Deglos and found the spot to their liking. Nawen is the child of Caellian Amakiir and Nawen woman questionable history and honor; she was the third of their four children. She was born at the family hamlet at the height of winter; that bordered the forest along Brekon, Dubunat, and Deglos. A harsh but lovely place to be. Among the highland forest with its extreme seasons and breathtaking landscape. The hamlet was home to the Amakiir family and some friends existed with uneasy peace with the orcs. Both farmed and traded between themselves but with a nearby dwarven outpost. Some twelve years into her young life, she out on a walk amongst the trees with her Grandfather Ariqueael as he taught her about nature and life. As they returned to the hamlet. To their horror, the Orcs were razing the hamlet. She was too young to help and the events still today have haunted her in dreams/nightmares. Ariqueael took her deeper into the forest and to the mountains of Deglos avoiding contact with others as they traveled. Finally when they reached Le’Or where he placed her in the care of the Ael’nyon family to raise as they had no children on their own. A family that she was told by Arigueal they were 'Trusted' by Amakiirs for ages and ages; that they look after her and protect her.
Nawen Meet her Uncle Xandor in Elysia and learned about the attacked upon the family village that took the lives of all that were there. Nawen and Xandor looked after each other and in time news reached them that Nawen was not the only one to survive the attack. Xandor’s children had escaped with their mother who fell days later to her injuries as did a few other. Although not an Amakiir, Elong was the cherished friend of Xandor who spoke of her in words of being family; making her family to Nawen in her own eyes. Through this is just the family that broke away from T'Nanshi after the Great War and relocated to the Brekon/ Dubunat Border Forest. Amakiir's of different family lines like the 'Silver and Bronze Dragons' stayed within T'Nanshi and Elysia and can still be found today through the bond isn't as tight as it once was due to politics mostly.
Family Amakiir that survived the attack on their village and found safety in the south or born in the south afterward
- Xadnor Amakiir - Ventured into Brekon/Believed Deceased
- Heather Amakiir, Daughter of Xandor – Deceased through Unknown Causes
- Lu’win Amakkir, Son of Xandor – Whereabouts Unknown/Believed Deceased
- Tuilal Amakiir, Son of Xandor – Whereabouts Unknown/Believed Deceased
- Nawien Amakiir, Mother of Tamia – Deceased from Injuries sustained in a Sereg Attack within M'Chek
- Tamia Amakiir, Daughter of Naweien; Married to Willam Dane and living in Trenium
- Isaac Dane - Son of Tamia and Willam Dane
- Nawen Amakiir - Raised in Le'Or and married to Thaylis Beign
Nawen grew up in Le’Or as the pale skinned, red headed child of Elarovan and Sheae Ael’nyon; an elderly and childless couple that the only thing they shared was pointy ears but they loved her as their own. There she grew up in the safety of the Spiritland under their ever watchful eyes and strict rules. Over the decades as she grew into a young lady between Ariqueael visits. One day when he was expected to arrive, a young Nawen sat outside the house waiting. She waited for days and then weeks; spending all her free time waiting and searching for the sight of the old man that took such great interest into her life. One rainy day a young man came to the house and spoke to Elarovan for some great time. As he left he gave Elarovan a small pack and a staff then bid him farewell. Nawen was able to start putting things together when she heard that Ariqueael would never be visiting again.
Shortly after the loss of Ariqueael, Elarovan and Sheae started to speak of marriage for young Nawen. Always talking about the available men about the Spiritland and how she will marry one of them. This did not sit well with young Nawen; who had dreams of seeing the world outside of Le’Or. Inside the family home, talk of events like the war with M’chek was not allowed as it pained the Elarovan and Shaea to even hear the words war. She was naïve and sheltered from real life. So, one night sneaking out the door with hardly a thing with her, she said her goodbyes to those she knew as her 'second' parents and closed the door while they slept. She walked into her new life. Upon slipping out of the district and making her way out of Le’Or and to the forest floor, she was shocked at the vastness of the world. After thinking she knew what she was going to do and started walking along the path. There she was greeted by a lady with a giant sword and sung in a soft voice; started asking all sorts of questions of Nawen and being very naïve thought she was being robbed. So, she ran south following the well-worn path and the lady chased her for some distance yelling stop with almost every step. Finally, Nawen noticed the trees were no longer around her and the grass was no longer green. There were bodies discarded about the ground and the air reeked of death. Nawen had found the war and was right in the middle of it. She wondered south to afraid of the lady with the giant sword to travel north back into the forest, she found a path and followed it. She slowly made her way to the city of Mikona.
Education in Life
Her years in Mikona are something she has really spoken. Though she isn’t ashamed of her life there some secrets should be guarded. Now and then she does speak of a one-eyed thief and flirty mysterious lady she met there over her time there. Some rumors place her as burglar and others have her doing more unspeakable deeds in the dead of night. Generally, it is accepted that she did work at the notorious 'The Canvas Club'; where she served drinks and is believed she also worked as a courtesan out of the Noble Flair Inn. Is believed she did very well for herself in that endeavor. It is said that when she did leave she left in such a hurry that she didn't even check out of the inn and fled the city.
After a series of events in Mikona, Nawen went by boat to Ferrell then to Elysia seeking to better herself and mend her wayward ways. She left Mikona, carrying a book about Dre'Ana and a ticket for a boat; that she found as she fled. For a few days, she spends her time sheltering from the rain and reading the book she found. She lived in the Temple for while and even at Sorben's Fine Threads where the Sorben's and Deamona had taken to her company; not to mention supplied her with an entirely new wardrobe too. Started to teach her the art of the neddle and fashion.
Dre'Ana and her Maidens
The more she rereads it the more she hears her calling in life. Soon she out looking for them and she finds them. She meets with Sala Te'Dwith and that day become a Warrior Maiden and faithful lady of Dre’Ana. For many years she searched within herself for her true meaning and asking for a sign of what she should do in her life. Then she found it one day, the day Sister Mowghina Del'Torhan placed a small sword in her hand and spoke of honor within the blade and honor in combat, in life, in action. Her path was clear and her mind made up. Through she wanted to hide in the shadows and ply her art in that fashion. She takes to light and performs art for all to see. Nawen found inner peace in her life and for once a reason for her. She took up training in private and with her sisters and their friends. She became friendly and somewhat comfortable towards people. Letting people get to know her and letting Arena tease her often calling her the cute one when she introduces Nawen to people that were known well enough and telling them they were sisters. She started to be known as a prankster to her sisters and new found friends.
Second Fey War and the large war
Nawen had come to Elysia and the war was knocking on the gate. She was a Warrior Maiden initiate and learning tactics and combat styles the hard way through real combat. She quickly started to make a name for herself as one that didn’t give up easily. She trained hard to maintain the image of Warrior Maidens as warriors and pushed herself further and further down the path to understanding the sword and herself. She fought in countless defensives of Elysia and impressed her sisters with the passions that she was promoted. In doing so, Nawen set a record for the fastest path for promotion in the history of Warrior Maidens. With her promotion, she became an official member of the EDF, till then she had been helping where she could. She would become one the Maiden scouts and worked alongside the EDF and her sisters not only in defending Elysia but leading the way to strike back. She took part in many battles including the first outright victory Elysian forces had at the Eridanian River.
Shortly later the EAV was formed where she would train a few that would become famous for archery and tactics and while they prepared and trained; Nawen stayed with the EDF as a scout till the EAV was ready for action. She joined them and found herself no longer a scout which left her confused at losing her Drangonari squad that she had become attached too. She took to the bow and leading the archers as there wasn't much of a need for her sword given all the other members. She arose in rank to 1st sergeant and was addressed by Lady Vanoviel along with four others that she served with at an ambush near the Balor Lord Prison where a combined EDF/EAV force held the high ground and broke the back of the Unseelie; Elysia lost no one in the battle and Unseelie lost everyone. Within a week the Lady Vanoviel would depart on her way to Le'Or to talk about Elysian independence and the war. As she and her elite Champions left the city. Nawen was on duty upon the archer's platform and shouted down her often heard 'Dre'Ana loves you Vanoviel' to her and she shouted back that there will be lots to talk about when she returns and she makes sure to have a drink with her. She was ambushed hours later east of the Fairy Gardens and was taken from us.
Was the last time she ever heard a kind word from anyone of rank during the war. Through she still fought on, she found herself becoming uncertain of who was really in charge after the death of Lady Vanoviel. After a rather tough defense of the city, she was placed on guard duty by a higher ranking officer as the rest of EDF/EAV were honored by the Fey for their actions. She still fought for the defense of Elyisa and serving in Nanshi as the Elysian forces were she was sent off mostly on her own. In the end, completely disillusioned by her commanders and what she was doing she sought retirement. Retirement was granted and greeted with whispers of a coward by those that never fought in heavy combat or unknown mission. The war ended and the people rejoiced. The City of Elysia was to thank those that served in a public ceremony and all that fought were sought to attended regardless of standing; expect word came from ranking officer that Nawen was not to attend due to her retirement.
Soon enough she is called to duty as one day as she awoke to learn that people were ill and the leaders of Elysia had sealed the city. All uniformed EDF was to protect the borders and stop all travel. She guarded as requested through during the exceedingly long time it took to find a cure for this plaque tempers flared in Elysia and within the EDF. Nawen found herself more than almost drawing her blade against fellow officers accusing her of not following orders even though other officers were stating she was at her post. If the politics of war lead to her disillusionment in the war, the politics of peace destroyed her to the core of how people plotted each other. She also worked alongside her uncle Xandor in obtaining and handing out scrolls with the words written upon them that would lessen the plague. By the time the plague was a cure and the guards were withdrawn to allow travel again. Nawen slowly noticed that there was hardly a single Warrior Maiden about Elysia. She too would depart for newer lands on the plane of Yassgard where she meets the Crimson Amazons that would shape her views and yet remind her of those that taught her.
During her time traveling between Elysia to help out when needed and attend Warrior Maiden matters which were quickly decreasing and spending her free time in Mithro Rest on the plane of Yasgard. She meets the one person that would capture attention and her undying friendship; Aria Ashby. Nawen was her bodyguard to protect her from assassins sent by the Lord of Night to kill Aria and steal something from her. Nawen fulfilled those duties and during those times the two became instant friends and inseparable. However, the magic that allowed us to walk the planes and travel to other worlds was starting to weaken. With the bonds losing their strength two more trips were made to see their friends and Crimson Amazons whom both were members of. On the last trip, they said their fond goodbyes and stepped into the weakened magic bonds before they failed.
Leadership: Dreams and Nightmares
With her return to Elysia and the refreshed attitude; she became more confident and more vocal in her desires. As she looked around herself she noticed that many of the notable sisters were not to be seen. Gone were the large gatherings and meetings with talk of planning for the future and how to help those around us. Instead, meetings were turning into screaming matches and ego displays. Though she won’t claim to be innocent as she showed her one in those meeting; including a meeting that detailed the Arch Mistress failed assassination of someone that needed to die but were forbidden by the powers of Elysia to seek her death. She walked away from and didn’t return for some time. She left a letter resigning her position in the Maiden Lore Keeper and packed up her supplies she need then departed on her own path to finish her training with the blade. It had been decades since she took up the art of swordplay up and there was still more to do before feeling comfortable with the training. She did stay in contact with one sister that watched over the Warrior Maidens and kept abreast of her whereabouts. Nawen received a letter stating the Arch Mistress had left the order and to return at once as she was needed. She did return and was elected by those present to become the seventh Arch Mistress the Warrior Maidens would have in Elysia.
In her time as the seventh Arch Mistress, she oversaw a rebirth within the Warrior Maidens. Those that severed alongside her were the best she had seen and it showed. Nawen was graced with more titles than anyone can remember and the order gained in honor and in strength. The deeds they performed cover an immense time from aiding Fanos to rescuing sailors to even taking on a wayward boyer and even aiding a far-off land across the planes just to name a few. She also drove deeper into the lore of Maidens and learned more about those that came before her and their actions. She wrote reports on them as long as books themselves which became a book itself detailing the history of the Maidens and their members from the first Warrior Maidens all the way to the newest ranking Warrior Maiden.
Through moments partly of her own making and of those around her that hide their ideals. She retired after a rather eye-opening and nasty period of time in which she saw betrayal, lies and outright dishonor from many she thought a friend. She petitioned to become Phoenix Valkyrie and was award such becoming the eight one to achieve such a rank. It was during this time that Nawen was assassinated and an old rare sword once carried by Melonius Mennallin and stolen from her by Demaon in Elysia. Through proof was showing that a former Maiden was involved in plotting her assassination the leaders of Elysia never took action nor did the church of Dre’Ana. This would affect Nawen for longtime as to her views of both.
As of Phoenix Valkyrie, it is expected that one takes on special duty to perform. Nawen had seen this when she saw four others promoted into the honored rank. Given that she saw the refuges from Jechran and heard the stories that troubled her she had spoken with High Priest of Elysia and accepted from her a special duty. That duty was to travel to Jechran and investigate the taint that overtook the land and was spreading. She agreed and with just a note left behind stating not to follow she departed for Jechran. Upon reaching Jechran the sight was unthinking as everything was dead; the land, the animals and the people that couldn’t escape. Images of which still haunt her to this very day in her dreams but she did reach her target; an abbey between the border of Gados and the Jechran capital. There she found books of Maiden lore and most importantly the remains of a messenger carrying letters and orders. One of which was even addressed to herself at her former rank of Archmistress telling her to get ready for a mass exodus from Jechran and to stay away from the land itself. Some described the madness of the taint and others the death. As she departed the death she took water, soil and bone samples along the way for others to study. As she was hurrying to escape before nightfall and to avoid spending the night within the taint; the sure-footed and nimble Nawen tripped over a dead root and shattered her right leg. She crawled her way to an old farmhouse where she attempted to brace herself and rest. There she saw a sight that meant everything to her. In so much pain and memory of the events blur what happened isn’t for certain but what is known is that she was found above the town of Visimontium in the high mountain passes by Vanar. He stated she was clutching a dragon bone as a crutch under one arm and wildly swinging one of her swords in the other hand as she screamed and yelled blindly moving about. He was able to get her to drop her sword and she collapsed moment later. The Maidens were sent for and a trusted sister came to escort Nawen back to Elysia. Where the healers ordered bed rest for her so her leg would heal; which lasted four years with another six years learning to walk again without her dragon bone crutch. One day she may even publish the tale of what she saw and learned on that journey.
As she healed and recovered she accepted a role from the newly elected eighth Arch Mistress to advise her and the order. She accepted it and the idea of bringing all the Jechran Refugees came to mind. With the aid, of the White, Ivory and Green orders a huge portal was enchanted and women came to Elysia to be with the rest of their faith. The portal would be Nawen’s last task she helped with or saw after as a Warrior Maiden. Shortly after the portal tempers flared after some Maidens went against standing orders and Nawen took that to heart by pointing it out. With that, she withdrew to her home in Elysia to figure her life and her next steps. Time would pass and she would be summoned again to Maiden Keep. Now serving under the Ninth Arch Mistress and fulfilling the same role as before she retired from the order completely. The last words she heard as she departed were “Fuck You, Nawen!” That sealed her thoughts of the Warrior Maidens as a whole for the most part outside of a few dear friends.
Nawen walked right out the Maiden Keep and into T'Nanshi where she enlisted in the famed 6th Le’Nofaythen’T’Nanshi as a recruit to fight another war. However, she wasn't through with Dre’Ana yet. When not on patrol along the northern reaches she spent her time in her private shrine to Dre’Ana. Where she pleads for an answer for days on end without acknowledgment from her beloved Dre’Ana about why things are as they are. Finally in a true fit of rage Nawen challenged her to answer her questions and explain why certain things happened the way they had or she would walk away from her lady. Dre’Ana never answered and very next day lifted her love from Nawen in a display she won’t forget. It was later explained by a few that serve everlasting to another god. That Nawen had hurt Dre’Ana deeply with her rage and passion on this certain topic. That in the same fashion as Dre’Ana lashed out Nawen hurting her deeply. Some have said they fought each other and stumbled away; the goddess and her one her most passionate follower and each stopped before something unthinkable happened.
Seether: The Rage of Nawen
Nawen and anger are inextricably connected together. While she is overflowing with joy and happiness. Her mood can shift from that into almost rage like anger at the drop of a hat be it the mention of a name, seeing someone walk by, or even just hearing a voice. Is this cause of the old saying of redheads being 'either touched from below or above?" is unknown and possible just wild folklore. This is a well-documented fact with the Maidens of Dre'Ana and in their church records. Where in her time with then she proved to be her own worse enemy and sometimes leading her heights she reached. As anger in a powerful motivator and primal emotion. After leaving the Maidens and the Church. It is said not only by her but others aware of the situation that her anger was so intense that she was having fights with Dre'Ana herself. Revealed later on that the two were causing great injury to each other.
After leaving them and Elysia, she went into Spiritlands and Le'Nofathen'T'Nanshi famed 6th division. Where she earned promotion and medals for service and action. Times were confusing and she was still angry about matters in Elysia. That it was bleeding into her new life and she retired from the 6th in abrupt fashion without looking back. From there she sought solace in the Gardens where she felt safest of all the places she has ever been. There within the gardens and their fey, she remained for decades; finding herself, putting her rage to sleep deep within her. Cause it can never fully go away and controlling such an emotion takes a lot of self-control.
As she stepped out of the gardens. She would discover she had found that self-control in part. Since stepping out she has had only a few minor flare-ups of anger. She fully aware of what sleeps within her and knows she will awake. Between her triple awakening, the stress has started to build up and she is always trying to stay happy and away from ones that seemingly wish to wake that side of her. Cause she will lash out at those closest to her cause that's always her way.
She Finds a War
She would be apart of Le'Nofathen'T'Nanshi famed 6th division of elite warriors. Where she was quick to earn rank and promotion in her brief time with them. Reaching the rank of Woodsmistress within them and taking part in many mission and patrols. With the loss of Dre’Ana in her life, Nawen spun downward and would have fallen completely apart if not for Deamona; her dearest friend and housemate. Daemona who knows Nawen better than Nawen knows herself it seems. Helped her through the troubles simply by listening to her and letting Nawen find her own way. In that time her path took her to Dru’El where she was accepted into his heart as one of his own. An acceptance that Dre'Ana herself approved of and the two not only made peace with each other but Dru'El allows Dre'Ana to look after her daughter. To which Daemona taught Nawen a new mart to focus herself.
I am the willow and not the oak
I bend and sway in the storm of battle
I do not stand unmoving to resist the blow
Feel the stinging whip of my branches
You will not feel the club of a fallen limb
I am graceful and fluid like the softly flowing stream
I am not the roaring river that rushes past without sight
All things in life for me are a dance
I thank the Father each day for what I am
Then darkness as all was but gone and starting to look bright for Nawen. The last of the dear friends made a choice. Deamona had gone to aid her granddaughter on a far-off plane of islands. To defend those people from the evil she had to accept life on the islands with no return to her homelands. By which she agreed to become bonded to a world stone and become the champion of the people that live there. Daemona was the last of the dear friends and the Order of Purse; which consisted of Aria, Trina, Nawen, and Dae. Now Nawen is left with only her memories of them which she remembers fondly. Though as time passed she made new friends that are just as dear to her as her others were.
The Garden of Soltuide
With the lost of Deamona what there was of Nawen was gone. She withdrew to her beloved gardens. A place she had always felt at peace. In time DragonGirls would move Loash there to allow Nawen more comfort and time to regain herself. While there she would with the help of the DragonGirls; Aiko and Sonja, develop FeyStyle; a method of producing and enchanting weapons. She mostly stayed within the confines of the gardens but now and then she be spotted passing through a village or attending trade fairs; where Loash would host lavish games of chance to take away a custom designed weapon from their famed house. Mostly she spent her time quiet reflection and in the embrace of her longtime lover Mista.
Feeling more and more herself, Nawen would slowly venture out into the wider world for short trips by herself as she was seeing if the world had really changed or did she see it for what it was. Quickly, she would notice that she had seen the world for what it was but this time she was better suited to venture in it. She found herself being dragged off Hel'Byssia and into matters that her knowledge of herbs and healing regents were needed in Nor'Seere. Somewhat overwhelmed but went on as her heart told to the path was clear. She would rekindle old friendships and make new ones along the way. As she helps here and there, she becomes more in touch with the world and her helping ways. One day, Sonja passed into the next life. Sadness befell Nawen; through she had lost friends before. This would hurt more than all of them combined. Her friends came and gave her space, listened to her, and helped her heal.
The ForestGirls would form and sisters became more and special to her. She spent her free time sitting outside the Leaping Stag; chatting up any and everyone as she sipped from a bottle without a care in the world.
From the first day she met Xandor and his speaking of the 'family's art', she was drawn to it but in her mind; she served Dre'Ana and She needed warriors. So even through Xandor taught her the ways of telling stories, dancing, lute, and poems. She wasn't all that inspiring or enthralling audiences. Even though he would drag her sometimes kicking and screaming to Miss Raen's MMM gathering to perform alongside him. In time she finds a found love for the violin mostly cause she found it easier than the lute mostly due to her small hands and with the violin she had two teachers; Xandor and Arena. Arena who was also teaching her the harp too.
Over the decades she practiced and practiced writing poems and playing the few instruments she owned after Xandor went missing and Arena went traveling. It was one of the hidden pastimes that gave her great joy. Brought her a connection to her family that she never experienced and would bring the memories rushing back. This would be her connection to her past and family for the longest time. A hidden pastime that made her happy. Till while in the Gardens as she sought to calm her spirit and heal her soul. She made a choice that would change everything. She took up the family calling itself. She didn't need to be a warrior as her life was her own now.
As she came out of the Gardens and into the Spiritlands she was invited to a party in Silverfalls at the Moontree. There listening to the music; she started dancing amongst the crowd and they parted for all to see the little redhead dancing her heart out. Which gave Nawen the confidence to sign up for Frannie Mouze's Musical Madness at Mikona's Finest. Where she performed a poem while dancing as a piece of performance art to a great amount of applause and tips. Which would also introduce her to Frannie and led to the formation of FRAwen. As in (FRA)nnie and Na(wen) plotting and planning musical and artistic moments for all to enjoy.
The Awakening of Blood
in 3's It's a FeyThing
The first awakening was with singing and music, so came song into her heart and the first awakening of her blood. The awakening also affected her physical appearance which appeared at the Fairy Faire in Ferrell. For a while, all seemed perfect till the Wastelands.
The second awakening was during a ritual in Nor'Seere where Nawen used a relic of Harpinger. That allowed her voice to sound as another person's voice. Unbeknownst to her while it gave her voice a different sound. It also took from her and awoke her blood to the vortex.
The third was her Fey blood due to the combination of her song in her heart, her blood coursing with the vortex, and love of her songs; which awoke a long-hidden secret of fey heritage. That she is still trying to completely understand but is getting an understanding that in her life, nothing was as she was told it was.
A newan is a fey bloodline. Descended from the Autumn Oaks, old, tough, and near unbreakable. The Protectors of Acorns they that watch. The Winters Bravery and the Springs Deceit. The newans hide, they can be anything from a Springs storm will, to a family's rosebush, and herb garden. A newan could be the pines you planted 100 years ago, so your ancestors have wood from there heaths and keeps but usually, a newan is a flower. just one, set amongst many A sleeping single rose. Is a tangle of chaos.
Queen Bane is the only one that knows where the blood flows, and she often takes a personal hand in bloodlines and creating newans as is needed, the line never disappearing completely until now when Helbyssia fell. There were no newans left and now, there is one, the Last Rose... Ammika'newan.
But she was not created by Queen Bane nor knows how or why this was hidden away for so long either. As she looks for answers and questions most everything she known about her family.
With the second awakening of her blood bringing the arcane into her life. She quietly entered the Green Order of the Forest as a ranking magus. This was done because in part her life with the Greens themselves. She had been an unofficial (yet official) member for decades depending on who you ask. When she could only read spells and use wands; she was a common sight at training night upon the roof of the Le'Or Tower. She personally knows almost every Archmage of the Green Order since the creation of the Trust. Most days she can sit there and not only recite every Trust orders "Three Words" but can explain the roles of each order and their hierarchy. She pasted both her Pre/Post exams before even casting a true arcane spell and even attended an initiate lecture with Sr Mage Aria Ashby of the White Order of the Light. Knowing that the Green Order accepted her as they knew her heart and she knew theirs. Cause she wasn't a normal 'initiate' looking for a home; given her history and the life she has already lived.
Since taking up the robes and staff. She has created a projected, written a book on the motion of casting incantations and is a student of Elementalism with a focus towards Aeromancery. Recently, she named Senior Mage of Mikona/M'Chek for the Green Order of the Forest.
While it is most true that she seeks the "Sublime Chord" and in what free time she has she theorizes about it. The concept of blending true bardic design with arcane knowledge poses more and more questions each time she considers it.
Sage of Drakehall
While Thaylis and Nawen figured each other out and what they were about. He invited her to become the Sage of Drakehall and advise him. She had just taken the rank of sage at the ATU and was flexing her knowledge of real-world history. Given her knowledge of battle and tactics; this made her a natural choice to advise at Drakehall and offer a counterpoint to Rickus of Toran.
They were together for the Quest to located and secure the fabled "Horns" and was advising him during the attempts to located and save "The Lost Ones". Since there she has taken a more political approach and helps him in advancing his ideas for northwestern M'Chek and keeping the alliance of three together.
Since joining as their sage. She has started building a library within the keep and has plans for a school in Westshore.
Stalker and Pixie
Since before the war and fall of Elysia. Nawen had carried on a passionate affair with her partner Mista. Mista would help convinced Nawen to open the boutique in Elysia and was now in the Gardens with her lover. For years the couple carried on like they were the only two in the world. Given Mista's Fey blood she knew time was fleeting with a single soul. Even through Nawen at times had been sought after by many different names as a partner. She stayed loyal to her lover.
That is until the Half-Nymph Couriers showed up with a package for Nawen. Taken a little back by such; she signed three times on the paper and accepted the package. For years and years, she had sought Cherry River Lambic but was unable to find it in any real quantity. Sitting within the box was several bottles of the unbelievable brew but no card as who it was from. Some like Finn, openly stated it was from Thaylis by the fancy bottle. Others agreed with him. Soon, little wooden carved animals would show up on her windowsill or on her table in Zvid. Friends of the two seem to arrange change meetings and encounters and soon she started warming up the idea that there was more to love than safety with her longtime friend.
After a very long and heartfelt talk with Mista. In which Mista encourage her friend to explore her heart as well as life itself and pursue the one stalking her. At the Pirate theme Trade Fair, she sang a song about wanting his kisses between her thighs but metaphor the song into a Mermaid song about drowning him. This would to him to create the little wooden animals to get her attention and her attention he got. She created a butterfly which has varied meanings in the Gardens and gave it to him. Very quickly the two became inseparable and worked together like dream handling matters from the Lost Ones to the Horns. Even though others were not after her heart and attention too. The gift flirting was a constant between them; Nawen with her songs about what them and how he made her feel and him with little trinkets and craved animals.
Soon she was staying at his house and him at her and the two quickly became known as a couple. The songs stayed a constant but the gift flirting started to take on a whole new level. First, a puppy that would be named Harmony and then a bear cub that would be named Osha. She would have a workshop designed for him to end his long walks to work on leather.
Then the moment of all awkward moments. FRAwen'ing of Drakehall and his not so well versed Nawen's native tongue. While she danced and sang her song 'Summer in Threes' and with the line nanshileeshan'oohevith v'nanshileesh'oohevith hod yoom the path became known as he slowly nodded with a little grin that told everyone he had no idea what she had sung. Those that understood the Nanshilae words even started asking him when he was going to marry her.
Soon while dancing at House Beign. He faked slipping and hurting himself and asked her to be his. Frannie threw an engagement party at Grace's hall. In time they would be wed at Drakehall; which all their wedding finery had been stolen by a scheming son of a trusted merchant and trader but the wedding was saved by House Skybreaker speaking with the Queen Adathi and almost emptying Nor'Seere of finery and loaning such to Drakehall to save the wedding. A more public wedding was held later the following day at the Gardens surrounded by friends and wellwishers.
These days, she is his equal as he has always treated her. Still his advisor and helping to make sure he has all the information he needs to see things through. Mista still works for Nawen and the two are known to exchange 'ideas' and 'thoughts' on certain topics. Mista herself is rumored to have taken a satyr as a lover and is very shameless about their love; almost as shameless as Nawen about Thaylis.
Songs, Poems, and Published Books
Personae Dramatis - Nawen of the Gardens as Forian
The Blackest Room - Mrs. Nawen Beign as Ashra
Publicly Noted Events in Nawen's Life
- The Family Amakiir
- As Shaahesk and Titanians a
- The Battle by the Eridanian River
- A public declaration of victory
- Destruction of the fifth Titanian camp
- Moon Tree Midnight Madness Drinking Contest
- The Maidens of Dre'ana rescue one of their Sisters
- The Star Lady
- Nawen takes the prize at the first Elysia Towers Duels
- The forth Maiden outreach to the war zone
- The tragic tale of Sevalaana
- A good deed
- A New Arch Mistress and a Heartfelt Thanks
- Birth of Loash Leven
- Sonja Prye Passing
- Loash Reopens
- Birth of FRAwen
- Wedding invites dispatched throughout the lands
- Garden wedding invitations