Age: 23 apparent
Alignment: Neutral Good
Telina and her sister are the product of an infidelity between a
married Nanshin with children of his own and a T'Nnashi dwelling O'Ma
nymph. The twins know nothing of their father save his
family name which they took for their own. Their mother of
course has no family name. The girls were born only minutes
apart with Telina being the older of the two which gave Telina
an excuse to be somewhat bossy with Juine. In practice though
Juine stayed more with the adults, Telina was always drawn to
the periphery of the group, always pushing her boundaries,
willful and more interested in what was living under that pile
of sticks than the merriment of the group. Their youth was
idyllic, enclosed in natural surroundings, moving from one
grove of plenty to another with little direction or guidance,
merely the encouragement of their mother's people to approach
life as a time to enjoy being alive. For a time, the life
among the various types of fey was all they, knew never once
having seen any settlement. As they grew, the girls began
to range more freely but were still largely protected by the
fey who knew them and the nearby elves whom the fey knew to
be good natured. If the fey began to move close to M'chek,
the girls were forbade to approach the old war zone and,
in being raised with so few demands, found this one easy to
the girls were already markedly different. Juine's
experience with songs, stories and socialization joined
with her charming appearance was making her a potent
attractor of the kindness of strangers. Telina's
wanderlust and fascination with the natural world led
her to never learn Common which pushed her to the background
of discussions between people. As she and her sister roamed
though, it was Telina who kept them safe. To a point.
the girls approached a mid to late teen years of apparent
age they traveled more and more together. Until that time
however, Telina never had one serious mishap when she
traveled alone. She credits this to the intervention of a
mysterious woman she knows only as "Old Woman". When crossing
a ravine while walking on a log which snaps, a vine just
so happens to become wrapped around her ankle, when a bandit begins
chasing Telina, Old Woman appears and the man stops, wets himself and
runs the other way. No matter where in the forest this occurs,
Telina is invited to Old Woman's house which is never far away.
She hears a tale of mystic lore, fed sweets and then is sent back
out to play. The last time Telina saw Old Woman was the day
before the twins left for Elysia. Juine has never seen this strange person.
When the twins arrived in Elysia and declared their intention to
become Champions they were met with extraordinary kindness. They
were given gifts of weapons, gold, armor and more.
Thror Stormhammer, Galakh the stone among others were kind with gifts,
Karak Hammerstar provided instruction through example of how to be a
stalwart warrior. Through him an affection for the order of Gorethar was
born for Telina. Consequentially she spent as much time as she could
in the company of Jessica Paragorn, Aspen Stormcat, Hert Snyder and
others. In a way, Telina idolizes Karak and, perhaps surprisingly,
wants to be just like him. She is however, completely ill-equipped to
be much of anything like him at all.
The twins beauty brought them much positive regard at first but sooner
or later Telina sensed that this wouldn't be enough. After a trip
to Mikona where more gifts were bestowed upon them by the merchants
smitten by them there the twins sought out opportunities to be industrious.
Shayra Thornberry, Marin Nemelgen and others gave them opportunities
to produce heal kits, potions of fire and otherwise, earn a
living in a satisfactory fashion.
encouragement of Moira Celyn Windspar Callindraes about Fyglia.
Her tutelage is furthered by Jwolaroth Ruk & Sanney Fereyn, the latter
who encourages the twins to join the order of O'ma, the former of
which has Telina approached by the Shemathen. As with the AKN though
it seems Telina is simply too focused on overcoming her fey spirit
to achieve more than her original stated aim so nothing comes of actual
or proposed membership in any of these organizations for Telina;
to become a Champion of O'Ma. Perhaps this is for the best though
considering that her twin, Juine has yet to complete Champion training.
First, while learning about her fyglia Telina encounters an
avariel woman named Thienna who was tortured once with great cats.
Telina is so struck by her story that she tries to help the woman to
overcome her phobia but is changed herself and takes on the bear
fyglia for herself having lost a certain degree of infatuation with
cats. Second, she falls into alcoholism which jeopardizes her
ability to continue training. Meeting an Angdarian named Sephira Everliss
who was suffering a much more advanced form of alcohol addiction
than her own scared Telina straight. In the bargain, Telina and Sephira
become fast friends and confidants in one another. In Telina's
mind, leading Sephira to the first steps away from evil. Third, she meets
Aerill Alipera and Miette Hartley who's wisdom, worldliness and
knowledge lead Telina to become powerfully concerned with the fate of
Tooir Laylom, a druidic Champion of O'Ma who fell at the beginning
of the plot of Moreanne Tanasi. Aerill gifted Telina a scimitar which
was reforged for Telina's ordainment and inscribed with the words
Telina often spoke as her way of summarizing her dedication to continue
the work of Tooir Laylom: Spring follows Winter. In the time
leading up to her ordainment Telina had advanced herself as a druid,
defeated alcoholism, learned to speak common, learned to fight as
a warrior, earn money for herself through craft, largely
overcame a debilitating variation of social anxiety disorder,
conveyed some of the mystic wisdom and magic taught to her in her
youth to the people of her new community and achieved her
greatest personal ambition, becoming a Champion of O'ma
under the tutelage of Champion Ivars and befriending a powerful
warrior spirit housed in Sumi.
soul present being immensely appreciated by Telina, she was
stationed on a frigate escorting supplies to Grantir. She stood in as
ships garrison but saw no action and was never given liberty to
leave the ship when in port at Grantir though she did get back on the
ground when the ship was in other ports of call such as Ferrell,
Mikona, etc. As her ship had a sizable fey crew component her mastery
of common backslid somewhat. After a time, she returned to
southern avlis where her story continues, now as a member of Le'Megen
fighting against Drotid's invasion.
Not long after her ordainment but much prior to her joining Le'Megen Telina attacked the Shaahesk. She did this before Drotid had declared war on any of the southern Nations but the general impression was that war was coming. In a fit of a lack of understanding of international politics she considered the nations to be at war already and took it upon herself to concoct a variety of poisons while exposing the shaahesk who were visiting all the nations of the south and Visimontium besides, to diseases that would only affect them. In conjunction with this, she used what she knew about fairy magic to lay a curse upon the shaahesk race. The result of this action left approximately 30 shaahesk ebony wizards dead, and a few hundred others extremely ill until the curse could be unwound by Titanians. An unusually powerful effect for one untrained in fey witchcraft due to an accidental synergistic effect of seasons Telina did not understand or intend to exploit. Telina was hunted and evaded capture for a long time until it seemed that perhaps Titania herself intervened to thwart Telina's efforts to conceal herself for the rest of her life.
A tense standoff ensued between the archmage of the ebony order at that time and the archmage of the blue order at that time, when Ooraylevena acquiesced against the power of Miette Hartley, Telina's life was spared as was commanded by the Fairy Court of Titania to be judged at court instead of slain. At court Telina was sentenced to serve a prison sentence that would last the rest of that winter at the Ebony order's tower prison in Visimontium. The winter was especially long that year, much longer than usual almost certainly due to Titania's influence. After her prison sentence Telina had to serve as a Titanian in the winter court, mentored by unseelie witches so that she would know as well as any what was possible and what was not with fey witchcraft so that she may never again offend the Winter Queen.
While in the ebony order's prison the leader of the Transmutation students from Drotid being taught by Vesdrac Nosstau came to her cell and told her that he respected her lethality and looked forward to killing her on the field of battle. He named her to his people as Snow Serpent. A poisonous cold weather snake that had a reputation for deception and lethality among his people.