After a week of pure joy at work (really!) I managed to finish the character history for Firanwyn. Well...she managed to finish her history.
To say that my life growing up was awkward would be deceiving...My mother (Xulauniir) made certain that awkward was the least of my concerns!
Where most girls grow up, imagining a life filled with tedium and drollery, being born with dark hued skin, large (beautiful!) wings and a tail does rather make one stand out. Hence my mother (Letrias, not Xuli) taught me early on how to use part of my nature to hide it. I understand that most people kind of get...weirded out, and sometimes even violent about the whole demonic heritage thing, but its not really like it was my fault, right? I mean...I didn't decide to be born that way! Besides, Letri isn't around very often, only when mom calls her from her home. I haven't had a chance to visit there yet, but I want to, eventually.
So...anyway...wings, tail, two beautiful mothers, what more could a little girl want? Playmates! Mom (Xuli) loved to call forth all sorts of things when I got bored. Most of them didn't stay around very long, and seldom came back twice, but they were interesting and I got to see all sorts of things that most people my age haven't even heard of. Hell-touched reptiles, devils, demons, animals, all sorts of things to play with.
As soon as I was of an age that I could do things on my own (even though mom tended to be more lenient than most elves on age I still couldn't do much until I was 40! How mean is that!) I started training to help mom with her travels. Yeah, her summoned pets helped with a lot of things, but I like to stay close to her, and she would really only let me tag along if I could do something to help. I tried everything that I could think of to convince her to let me go with, but she seemed worried that something would happen to me.
Mom (Letri) gave me some ideas on how to...sway mom (Xuli). I may not be mundane, but even I was a bit antsy about some of her suggestions, but I was young and, well...part of me wanted to know if I could pull it off. So, one day I made myself up as a foreign elven traveler in town, stopping at one of her favorite taverns. Knowing mom (Xuli) it didn't take much before she umm..."seduced" me. It was really...um...memorable?
What am I saying? Xulauniir is a fantastic lover and didn't let me sleep until well into the late of the night. She seemed to feed on my naivety and push further and further.
The morning after was memorable, too. Apparently, I had held my normal elven form so much that I just...reflexively reverted to it in my sleep. You think that parents are less than understanding when you damage the cart or farm equipment? You have no idea. Eventually mom (Letri) managed to calm her down, but for a while there, well...I laugh about it now (so does she) but at the time I was half afraid that mom (Xuli) was going to send me to mom's (Letri's) home the...quick and painful way.
Letri has a way with words. I'm still not entirely sure what it was she said to Xuli, but mom seemed...okay with things after that. And we started to have a much closer relationship than just mother/daughter.
Shortly after that I was permitted to join the guild with her. Not as her daughter, of course, but as a companion. It was through them that I started my training. I did have to train other places to master some of my skills, but my start came from the guild. I suppose that's part of the reason why I am where I am now...An offer came through for a job and, well...the money was just too good for us to pass up. To think of all the things that we could do with that kind of funding. The research...equipment...toys!