Welcome back ESTELLA
- Tell us a little about yourself.
I am the person you least suspect, they deem me holy yet I am not. I inspire love and hatred in equal measure. My manor is empty of guests, it is a court for demonic fiends you will never see. I hold audiences with demons more than the living. I delight in walking among the Templars, the Clergy, and the Royal Courts hearing their barren truths; for those who speak do not know, whilst those who know do not speak. How they would love to burn me at the stake. A dark trail follows me and it will follow you, if you betray my name or the words I now share with you. I am a seer, not the mediocre kind, I see beyond the heavens into the macabre game between Samael and the Throne. I have been hither to an unsuspected spectator, until the blind one finds out I have been watching all along. I am hunted, to be a precious cog in his dark machinations.
I am the lady of Red Fern Manor. Estella Delcour
- Do you have a moral code? If so what might it be
I abhor mental slavery. Slavery of the spirit. The shackles of blind dogma are the roots of the downfall of our civilisation. The houses of human religion are upheld by the strings of a master puppeteer, who leads you all astray, laughing, as you fight one another. I yearn for freedom, a tearing down of the veil before everyone’s eyes, that they may see the truth, the unholy truth of how we are but crops reaped by infernal beings. If my existence is but to shed some shard of light on this then I will happily follow whatever path is set before me, to give humanity that chance.
To simplify my code: honour nature, honour the Goddess, honour yourself.
- Would you kill for those you love?
Yes. There are very few people I am capable of loving. I am capable of pulling down Heaven from its ramparts in order to protect them.
- What is your world like? How does it differ to mine?
I belong to many worlds, not this physical world in which you and I reside, bricks and mortar, but I belong also to a spiritual world unseen. The Twilit world that is ruled by the Elder gods. Those that have withdrawn from the rulership of Earth, there we serve them, the gods we love, and they love us in return. They have boundless realms where we get to live our full potential, where our arts and gifts are valued, and your soul is your own, not the property of some wrathful god, or some blind deity. I see your world for what it is, because through my discourses with these beings they cast real light on a network, aa system made and wrought of iron and stone that projects itself as the one true light.
- Who is your greatest friend?
I have been friendless most of my life, trusting no one to understand or acknowledge me, but I have found in the end my greatest friend was one I deemed an enemy.
- Who is your greatest enemy
The blind god himself.
- Is your world populated by different races? How do they get along?
The different races, are the many races of beings dwelling in their own realms, who cross through the pathways of our realms unseen to mortals. They are not physical as we are, but beings of light and smokeless fire. Some were once worshipped here on Earth as the gods of past civilisations, they extended their hands once and brought us civilisation, though in your new found religions you reduced them to garbled tales and demons.
- What is your greatest skill/asset
My sight is coveted, and has allowed me to have the answer to one of the greatest enigmas in human history. Though Samael underestimates me, Lucifer recognises my value. In their hands my sight would become a tool for human enslavement. My greatest skill is my downfall.
- Within your civilisation what do you think is the most important discovery/invention?
The tapestry of creation. We are souls woven in to this grand tapestry like threads that can be shorn. That your soul incarnates in these various worlds. The many incarnations of you are like a mirror that broke and its broken shards are scattered throughout infinity. Through the tapestry you can choose where you can incarnate, you are not bound to the flesh or the vessel you were born in to. Your spark can be reborn into a grander incarnation.
- How would you describe yourself?
A vivacious soul bearing the truth as a lantern with the darkness clawing at my feet, as I wrestle to illuminate the void.
- How do you think others see you?
Men see me as something they would like to possess and break.
Women aspire to my resilience, I am the resilience that all women need in this age
- Do you believe in god(s)?
Yes, my gods.
For the author
Books in which this character appears: The Shadow Crucible: The Blind God
Links, short author bio…
I am T. M Lakomy (Tamara Lakomy). I was born in London, but grew up as a tribal girl in a North African repressive regime. I spent my childhood between the slums of Mellasine and the affluent neighbourhoods in Tunis.
I studied archaeology and became enamoured with the shamanistic practices of indigenous people.
I am an author and poet who seeks to challenge our notions of reality, and see life with a different perspective.
I work in East Africa with indigenous tribes studying the origins of mankind and the salient golden thread in the tapestry of humanity’s beliefs.
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