Olemnashial

The immortal lady OlemnashialOlemnashial is an immortal who traditionally serves the Court of Thasenare. She is fun-loving and kind, and is celebrated for her skill at music and dancing. Her land is known as Ummere.

Some people call Olemnashial frivolous, since she is more absorbed in her creative endeavors than in power-struggles or ideological debates. Olemnashial retorts that at least she is bringing beauty and happiness to the world.

Olemnashial thinks that the Ankaykari torment themselves by striving after the impossible, and she tells them that power cannot solve everything. However, she acknowledges that the world can be a dark and frightening place, and strongly believes that people need to be more compassionate towards each other.

Artwork of Olemnashial and Arellesria by Louisa

Olemnashial and Arellesria by Louisa


Race: Ankaykari

Status: Nayusuru

Court: Olemnashial is loyal to Lord Yazelern of Thasenare. She loves him dearly, regarding him as the most kind, gracious and charming of the Esu. Everyone was taken aback, therefore, when she gave her allegiance to Lady Liralian of Barezeth in 1204 EA.

Olemnashial had decided that she wanted to do more to help the world, and to bring about the social reform Liralian spoke of. However, life in Barezeth was harder than she had anticipated.

Olemnashial and Liralian did not truly understand each other, and although she eventually earned Liralian’s trust, they were never close. In the end, Olemnashial returned to Thasenare, which is where she feels she truly belongs.

Home: Olemnashial dwells in Ummere, a land of verdant forests and beautiful beaches. Her Citadel, Onumeh, is famous for its gardens.

Interests / Pastimes: Olemnashial spends her time singing and dancing, playing music, designing new gowns, and writing about the fictional world of Eranthure. She likes to create jewelry and illustrated poetry books that she gives to her friends.

Friends: Olemnashial’s dearest friend is Arellesria, the highest-ranking servant of Thasenare. They both love music, fine clothes, poetry and dancing, and they adore arranging banquets.

Olemnashial is also fond of Yazelern’s other servant, Larthesiul, although she thinks he can be too somber. Beyond Thasenare, her closest friend is Iruzathe. She has always loved his gentle nature, been intrigued by his enquiring mind and admired his grace and tact.


History

During the Truce of Elanthar, Olemnashial decided to give her allegiance to Lady Liralian. She hated leaving Yazelern’s court, for she knew how wounded he would feel. However, she had fallen out with Arellesria – who called her frivolous once too often – and decided that she wanted to see Liralian be sovereign. A existence spent composing poems and playing music seemed so empty when there was such suffering in the world.

Arellesria apologized and begged her to come back, not least because Olemnashial’s actions had wrecked her own schemes, but Olemnashial was inspired by Liralian’s ideals. She always planned to return to Yazelern once the realm was united under Liralian’s rule, knowing that he would understand and forgive her. However, she found life difficult in the Court of Barezeth.

While Olemnashial admired Liralian’s nobility, she also found her aloof, joyless and critical. She tried to suggest that not every poem needed a moral message, and that there was nothing to be gained by endlessly dwelling on all the sorrow in the world, but Liralian rebuked her for being self-absorbed. Olemnashial could not help feeling that she had made a mistake in joining Barezeth.

Despite this, she remained loyal through many harrowing times, including the Ceyth-Elantharan Wars and the destruction of Quoraloresea. Liralian felt that she had proven her courage, and said that she would understand if Olemnashial wished to return to Thasenare, but Olemnashial stood by her until the Sovereign of Shekruvaris finally broke the Court of Barezeth apart.

Olemnashial returned to Thasenare, where she has remained ever since.

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