Her Arcane Highness' Maid
Helene was as confused as everyone else when she watched her Mistress speaking with the Zombie Lord, flanked by an army of undead. An army stood behind them too, surely she’d give the signal and our side would win, right?
But then the sky cleared and the monsters gone. Her Arcane Highness made a deal Helene never thought imaginable. With her powers, she turned the temple of Maera to blood. She outlawed the worship of all gods but The Mad One, and but a blasphemous Temple where The Goddess of Magics’ had stood. She destroyed everyone’s idols and built 2 palisades with a center filled with the zombies of those who wouldn’t renounce their gods or didn’t tithe enough. It made her sick, and terribly scared of her Mistress… more than ever.
She was taught it isn’t proper to question your Master, so she remained quiet and followed her to Kingshall, catching her and Emerich dressing after… a vigorous moment – and engagement to that dreaded… Swain. Her heart broke for Count Froche and every moment behind closed doors, she cried.
….but now fear compels her. So she won’t speak.
Orphelia, needing desperately to break with her past, sent her with a note, and a mandate to care for Count Froche.
Helene belongs to a respectable family, who, for centuries, had been born and bred to be in the service of Nobility. It was with just that purpose that she was on a caravan traveling to the Northern lands; she was destined to be the servant of a Noble Lady there. However, her caravan was hijacked along the road by a band of thieves en route for Crase. For fear of survival, she relied on her moderate looks and feminine wiles to convince the thief leader to take her with them. He took advantage, and she was relieved for all of their near-misses on the journey. She was relieved also when she heard that her previous destination had been overtaken by Orc raiders; unwittingly, the thieves had saved her life. Crase, however, was far from being a safe haven, and the deal with Talan Marfell became practically useless with the Hellfrost incursion. (Of course, to quote Talan, “She offered, I accepted, and as a result, her life was saved on numerous occasions. I fail to see the harm in that.”) Between the lines, her agreement meant he could abuse her in any despicable way he wished, and she did not come out unscathed – as much as she tries to seem so. She found a way out of her “protection” deal when a Noble Mage came to town both worthy of her service and powerful enough to keep the bandit at bay. Of course, she didn’t expect the Mage-Lady to take him on as well – as her closest advisor.
- Was an optimist, now a pessimist
- (Used to wear bright colors) Now wears red
- (Used to be a gossip) Now Is quiet and stands alone.
- Sometimes, alone, or stressed, she has panic or crying attacks