Daughter of Dieryan Songwind and Amalea Gemblossom, Elora Songwind was the third child and so was apprenticed as a Bladesinger. Her older sister, Dahlia, joined the clergy of Corelon Laerethian, a position that would allow her to take charge of family affairs as needed. Their older brother, Gawain, studied both politics and the arts of the Eldritch Knight and was expected to inherit the family’s estates and duties.
Several of her fellow students were devotees of the Eilistraee. Elora fell in love with the dark maiden and her teachings, and achieved acceptance into the dancing place on her 101st birthday. Her best friend was a Sworddancer—priestess of Eilistraee—named Shaleyaha. After their 121st birthdays, both girls adventured together, growing quickly in power and great deeds. Elora dallied with several of her friends, but in honor of her oath to uphold the elven way, she swore an oath to of celibacy, and warned every lover that she took that she would leave his bed a virgin.
In their hundred and thirty seventh year, Elora’s parents—now in their sixth century in the mortal plane, gave their children rich gifts. They entrusted Gawain, his young wife Amoria, and their son Meridian with rulership of the family estates. Then they went alone into the woods. At sunset, they began to dance. As they danced, the years fell away from their immortal frames. When the first light of dawn touched them, they vanished.
Within a year, things were going wrong. While Elora was away with her friends protecting an remote moon elf village from ogre-magi, Gawian and Dahlia fell into a months long quarrel, climaxing with Dahlia renouncing the Songwind name and going into self-imposed exile in distant lands. Two years after that, Elora received a letter from her brother saying that it was imperative that he find Dahlia and make amends for his misdeeds. He did not know how long he would be gone, but he needed Elora to assume authority in the house ‘til his return.
By the time she reached home, Elora learned that this letter was the only news anyone had of her brother. He’d locked himself in his lab for three days. When his wife ordered the lab forced open, he was gone without a trace.
Elora has faith in him, and tries to keep their holdings together for his eventual return. Trained to embody and uphold the best in elvendom, this young woman—not yet a century and a half old—is dangerously blind to the flaws of her people.