#Swiftsix #fantasy #talesoferana #Meetacharacter
Which book/world do you live in?
I live in the Jagged Peak mountains, they are in the world called Erana by those who live there. I am in a book? I know of books and lore. Then am I not real? – I feel real, and the mountains around me seem real. Is it, perhaps, that I am real here, and you are the myth, you are the imaginary?
Tell us about yourself: (Name, race/species, etc.)
I am an ancient elemental, a Goddess to some. Born of the mountain, and the pounding waterfalls when the world was young and the magic free. It was so long past I could not tell you how many years or centuries of your time. Once there were many of my kind – creatures of magic and wild places but the magic was chased away, corrupted and sickened and many of us fell, or hid, or faded. Now I am a myth, a legend told around the fire and a drop of blood here and there in lineages old and noble. The Plague came and everything changed. The land changed, the magic changed.
My myths say:
‘Many creatures were born when the magic was wild and free. Guardians of the wild places they would become, and when there were mortals to believe they would become gods; for those whose lives end often seek out those who endure. Acionna had been born of the rock, the water and the snow. She was a child of all and none, a child of the raw magic of the earth and streams. So it was the elemental walked among the rock and water, a goddess of sorts.’
My hair is white like the fresh-fallen snow, and my skin blue-black like the beloved mountain which spawned me. To you I would appear naked. Elementals feel no shame of their bodies, nor a need to cover themselves. Shame is a mortal emotion. But even elementals may love, and experience loneliness. For everything which lives craves company of some sort. I do not fear death, but I do fear this awful loneliness lasting until the mountain falls to dust.
I’m an adventurer – why should I recruit you to accompany me?
I have had my adventures, I have warred, and lost all save myself. I have walked the mountain paths and fought with monsters and men who would seek to kill every last trace of magic. Why should I wish to adventure again?
If I were to consent I would bring you elemental magic, of the oldest sort. The Power of the elementals, the Power of nature and the furious waters and mighty peaks.
Tell us about your companions? How do they see you?
I have none. My mate is long dead, now nothing but a statue and even I cannot undo the curse. My daughter is gone, fallen to wicked magic and I walk these peaks alone. Sometimes the trolls come and bring offerings but they see me not. For I know now that mortals and immortals should not mix.
What’s your most heroic exploit to date?
We fought the Sal tribe, with their wicked fae-bought magic. There were no winners in that war, but I cleansed the mountain of its taint of stolen and bargained dark sorcery. No more did the trolls bargain with the fae.
What’s your greatest failure?
We lost the war. The Plague came anyway and the land was blighted. My mate was killed, by allied tribe scattered and the Relic of the Moon was lost.
Where do you think you’ll be in a decade?
To an immortal time is nothing. I was born of magic and mountains, and with luck, I will fade when they do. The magic is hunted, it is purged, and it is tormented but magic cares not. Magic is and always shall be wild and free. The Order of Witch-Hunters are mortals, they rose and they will fall sooner or later. I have seen the tribes of men come and go like the seasons, but through them, magic remains. I concede it hides and shows itself in places of mystery and crafty ways but the magic is as old as the land and will not die completely.
Do you have a great love? (This could be a person/trait/item)
Talin Var – Hirik prince of the Var tribe of trolls. Is it wise for an elemental to love a mortal? No, usually it ends in tragedy, but love is a sister to magic and she finds her way when one expects or desires it not. Love cannot be controlled or denied. Talin was brave, strong and honourable and he gave his life for his people.
My love for Talin persists, even after so many years.
Links to book etc
The Moon on the Water appears in the Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends – this appears in Mythic Tales Box Set.
Mythic Tales can be found at the following stores:
Mythic Tales on Bundle Rabbit https://bundlerabbit.com/b/mythic-tales
Mythic Tales on Kobo http://bit.ly/2fI2Ons
Mythic Tales on Amazon http://amzn.to/2fFWnkI
Mythic Tales on Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/2xLbdLi
Mythic Tales on I-tunes http://apple.co/2xMaolH
Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends
In a world where magic is illegal, and elves enslaved dare you hear the tales of old? Five tales of myth, magic, and monsters from the world of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles.
Audio editions narrated by Michael Legate
Amazon audio http://amzn.to/2hKoUoZ
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/2j0DJnK
Amazon UK audio http://amzn.to/2iBbmM8
Audible UK http://adbl.co/2bxgVrw
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/2i31N56
I -books http://apple.co/2hKO19z