Art by Echuinox
Place of Birth
Paladin Mage Guard of Silvermoon (Formerly)
Paladin Knight (Formerly)
Olleria Novastorm (Mother)
She came to the Sunguard as a hired assassin seeking redemption for abandoning her post in Silvermoon years ago. Since her time serving the Sunguard she has awoken as a Druid and cast out her use of shadow magic. People believe she is a Druid of the Hawk but in truth, secretly, she is a Druid of the Scythe. A long banned sect of Wolf Druids.
Serving the Kingdom of Quel'thalas is something she takes seriously and in an effort to be of use she took the Oath and gave her blades to The Sunguard. She hopes to help her people in any means necessary- even if that is the occasional knife to someone's back.
The face in front of you is bright with mischief, covered darkly in freckles everywhere, and has wild red hair framing a thin jaw. The hair is a deep ombre hue that starts a deep rose petal red and ends in an pale orange, almost blonde, coloring. While she's not quite described as beautiful, she has the appearance of someone who devoured the sun and is bursting with energetic life. Sea foam eyes watch every movement with sharp intelligence and glow with warmth and endless amusement. Her hair is wild around her face and seems to choose where and what it's doing at a whim. Sometimes waving and sometimes falling straight. The freckles cover every inch of her- from the top of her forehead all the way down to her toes. Not a single patch of pale skin is untouched by them. The long, pointed ears both have various piercings in them, the right having two hoop earrings down the side and the left having three. There is a scar on her right cheek that slashes down to her jaw and another nick on the bridge of her nose- the only things marring the soft skin and delicate features.
This small exploding sun stands just barely at 5'2" and weighs less than a matchstick. If a gust of wind blew hard enough it is likely she would blow away. Though her size isn't intimidating she is fast with an inhuman endurance. Her body is slim with unseen curves, hardened muscle, and surprisingly long legs covered by supple leathers. Only her face and fingertips show any skin as the rest is covered in the tough armor at all times. Even when wearing "casual clothing" she does not show off curves or flesh but simply wears the garments for comfort. The only jewelry she sports besides her earrings is a delicately made platinum locket in the shape of a gear worn on a slim chain around her throat.
Early Life Edit
Velianor Novastorm was born first of the Novastorm twins. Bastard children of a nobleman and the only children born to the matriarch of the family, Olleria Novastorm. Born Highelf before the Fall of Silvermoon Velianor was (and still is) the stronger and more fiery of the two. Velianor showed signs at age four of the ability to use the Light, a full two years before her brother Adrianal did. At age six the two began intensive, private training under their mother at the Novastorm families Manor located in the Dawnmeadow Canyon. This training began to whip them into shape as young soldiers, courtiers, and leaders. Such training would often bring beatings and punishments to Velianor but her unbreakable spirit only grew underneath her mother's thumb. Taking all of their mother's anger onto herself to protect her twin brother. Their lives became shaped around the ideal of defending Quel'thalas and its people from anything and everything no matter what the subject and that they were born to forfeit their own lives and happiness to reach such goals. They were kept from learning to read, write, and travel outside the manors surrounding walls to keep them from learning anything otherwise. It was such Velianor began to grow into what she believed a sentinel for the people Quel'thalas. Protecting their happiness, homes, and safety.
At the age of twelve they were sent off for a young boot camp among the Knights of Silvermoon. It being her first time out of her home Velianor was quite wild at first. She had a penchant for sneaking into high class candy shops, jumping from roof top to roof top, and sneaking into balls to watch the party goers. It was here that Velianor formed a powerful father-daughter bond with her unit leader who began to teach her much more about the Light. Eventually shaping her into a notable Mage Guard among the city guard. Velianor had an effortless talent with the Light and was already a small prodigy in its use, it was highly expected that she would go very far. For most of her teenage life she was intensely trained as a paladin beside her brother and ran "free" for the first time in Silvermoon.
Fall of Silvermoon Edit
Too late their good times in Silvermoon came to an end when the Scourge rose up. Barely even eighteen Velianor, Adrianal, and her precious unit were put in the Vanguard as the undead army marched on the city. They fought bravely but were quickly pushed back. Retreating into the city they barricaded themselves around a small chapel of the Light full of roughly thirty women, children, and elderly. Each soldier took a point and began to fight and defend. Velianor watched her unit leader fall first as the scourge began to overtake them and quickly her entire unit team began to get picked off. Luckily Adrianal was knocked unconscious under some rubble of the barricade and survived but Velianor was the last one standing. A well placed blow almost took off her entire leg and she was knocked down along with the remainder of the barricade. Barely conscious and pinned underneath the barricade Velianor watched as the scourge overwhelmed the chapel and killed all of its inhabitants. It was this moment that Velianor forced the Light from her. Devastated by her inability to defend her unit and the people of the chapel Velianor lost confidence in herself and her abilities. For if she couldn't have saved that chapel, then what good was she as a paladin? Velianor then fell unconscious.
Waking up weeks later weak and overwhelmed by now being a Sin'dorei instead of a Highelf Velianor learned of what happened to Silvermoon and their attackers. Overwhelmed that she'd missed it all and failed in her single life's mission to defend the people of Quel'thalas Velianor was only pushed farther from her use of the Light, the abilities she was so prodigious for now gone for good. Velianor managed to finally get home after resting for a few days. Goldenmist Village now destroyed their mother had retreated to a large farmhouse closer to Silvermoon in Eversong Woods. Adrianal had already returned home and was greatly relieved to see his twin was alive but their mother was less-so. Furious that her daughter and Heir to the Novastorm House had lost her ability in the Light she whipped her already shell-shocked daughter and locked her in a closet, explaining to Velianor that if she could not use the Light then she deserved only shadows. Despite her screaming and her brother's pleading Velianor was not let out for two full days. Greatly shaken by her mother's words Velianor decided to do exactly that and began her life as a rogue.
Life as a Rogue and Abandonment of Silvermoon Edit
Already having a small stature, a natural knack for climbing and picking locks, Velianor learned quickly. Taking to the shadows had been easier than she thought- though Velianor now held an intense and unexplained fear of the dark and enclosed spaces. Becoming the black sheep of her family was no joyful experience and Velianor began to suffer the scorn of her mother even worse than before. She trained every day to be the best rogue and assassin she could then be, finding more joy and freedom in these arts then she cared to really admit. A time later Velianor and a small group of assassins were hired by Silvermoon to flush out some cultists down south. While the mission was supposed to be simple at first- they were captured by the warlocks. Already heavily imprinted from the events of the Fall Velianor's mind cracked under the strain and though they were rescued a week later, Velianor was forever terrified of any warlock and their demons. The cultists, having not been entirely killed off, then targeted her family and when she returned home one day to her brother's private apartment in Silvermoon found the walls slick with evidence of her twin brother's blood and subsequent death. Unable to cope and handle these concurrent events, Velianor abandoned her post of Silvermoon and fled. Convinced that if she left then she would lead the cultists away from the rest of her family.
Velianor then took to traveling the worlds. With the help of Tauren druid healers and time the agony she'd been put through began to clean itself. Velia would forever hold the phobia of enclosed spaces, the dark, and Warlocks but finally free to roam she became happy and found purpose once more. She hired herself as a sell-sword to protect and defend those she met in small towns and villages through darker and unsavory means as an assassin. From these travels Velianor relearned her love of music she'd had as a child and an intense passion for nature and all that it entailed. She slowly became bardic, traveling from place to place learning songs, swapping stories, and lending a surprisingly loving hand. Finally she came to a rest in Pandaria, content to call the place home as their ideals seemed to fit her own so well. She trained with their Dragon Riders, eventually taking one of their cloud serpents for herself as a mount. She helped in the fight against the Sha, determined to protect this new home better than she did Silvermoon so long ago. Finally, she'd had a home again.
Return to Silvermoon and The Sunguard Edit
The news then came of the Dark Portal opening. Of time shifting. This new threat was too great to for Velianor to ignore. Knowing what this new threat and Garrosh could entail Velianor packed up, said a tearful goodbye to her home and the loved ones she'd met in Pandaria, and traveled back to her birthplace. Returning to Silvermoon had been quite a shock at first but Velianor quickly joined The Sunguard, an elite military and protectors of Quel'thalas. Determined to protect her home once again Velianor offered to cross the Dark Portal with some others of The Sunguard. During this time she learned her brother had been alive this entire time and that the cultist had only casted an illusion to fool her. Devastated by her own stupidity but relieved that her brother was alive Velianor urged her brother to also join the Sunguard. He surprised her when informing her h
e was going to learn to be a Dawnmender, a healer, instead of returning directly to the front lines. Reunited with her brother, accepting her roll again as Heir Apparent to the House Novastorm, and training hard to prove herself within The Sunguard- Velianor Novastorm fights for Quel'thalas' safety again.
Her first posting in The Sunguard came quickly and to her own surprise she was sent across the portal to Draenor. They were shocked to be cut off from Azeroth with the collapse of the portal and were forced to suffer many days in the cold till contact could be regained. Soon their thin company found contact and threw a slew of drastic battles they made a new portal and were free again to travel back and forth.
They would not be free for long though as they were forced to return to Frostfire. They fought the threat back and aided the Frostwolf orcs. During this time Velianor became quick friends with many of the Sunguard and unfortunately caused quite a bit of trouble for herself. Upon the sudden adoption of a runt Frostwolf she then named Frostblaze she took under Dawnward Ithranicus Remar's wing. He trained her how to raise her pup and become a better Pathfinder to redeem the multitude of mistakes she'd made for herself.
It was after a gruesome battle that nearly ended her life that Velianor's powers over Nature sudden burst forth from her. Confused from the change, distraught of the loss of the Light forever, she leaned on her connection to Frostblaze. To her intense surprise one day she learned that she had a mental connection to the Frostwolf and that their very souls would forever be chained together. From that day on she has been able to hear Frostblaze's voice in her mind and though their link has yet to be tested, it is so far boundless.
Still under a strict thumb but doing better than before, she gained rank of Lightward at the end of their time in Frostfire.
The Sunguard then moved to Talador and Velianor continued to face the struggles and threats that came with it beside the militia. This time for her went by in a bizarre blur of fighting, staying low, and desperately trying to get a grasp on herself and her new powers over Nature. During this time she continued to train and fight her hardest to redeem herself and be true to the Pathfinders, though she continued to make mistakes and slip up, she was given an ultimatum to shape up or get gone. After then she continued to work even harder to improve herself. At the end of the war in Talador and subsequently the war The Sunguard fought in Draenor she returned home.
Months of Peace Edit
At home she continued to explore her power over Nature, raised Frostblaze, and took a brief apprenticeship under the Ranger-Captain Vaelrin. Velianor continued her study of her odd new nature powers. Unwilling to sever her connection to the Light she tried to make them work in tandem. Alas it would never be meant to be as the struggle she faced with it finally boiled to a violent head. She was drawn into the Emerald Dream by an ent called Midoras. He explained to her that Frostblaze finding her was no coincidence and that he was sent to her to awaken her to the Dream as she had been born to do.
Casting aside her use of Shadow, Light, daggers, and bow- Velianor picked up the polearm she had been raised to fight with and accepted herself as a Druid. The struggle to figure out what kind of druid she was seemed endless and hard. She could not transform or seem to use any of her magic correctly. Grudgingly her body seemed to accept it's Flight Form and she began to pray she would be accepted properly as a Druid of the Talon. Though these dreams were dashed when she was again drawn into the Emerald Dream. The Wild God Goldrinn was waiting for her there and he explained to her that he had awoken her to be a Druid of the Scythe and to find others like her. It was up to Velianor to learn to control this bestial form and to prove that the Curse of the Pack would not claim her.
It was during this time a mysterious wolf named Alor joined her and her Pack.
Though the peace after Draenor lasted many blissful months it was sadly swift to end. The Sunguard and all of Azeroth itself, faced with a new threat. The Bleeding Eye had returned from its slumber to threaten all of Quel'thalas and it's people. With no hesitation, Velianor took her place beside The Sunguard under the Pathfinder's to begin their long and dangerous battle.
The war seemed to go on endlessly at the strike of the new year and as they finally came close to the heat of their first big battle Velianor was taken down. Impaled on a branch of her ent Midoras Velianor was nearly killed and was forced to choose whether she would live or die. After much contemplation Velianor finally overcame one of her largest roadblocks- that she wanted to live and fight beside her friends and The Sunguard for the rest of her days. Convinced now that she had a soul worth fighting for and a life and friends worth dying for she came out of the Emerald Dream prepared to heal and get back in the fight.
After this battle was won The Sunguard was granted a furlough and for two and a half weeks they returned home to rest and recover. It was at this time Velianor earned her rank as Duskward at last.
Too soon their time was up and it was back into the battle lines. Renewed with strength from her time off and fully recovered Velianor returned to the battlefield. Filled with the newfound will to live and fight she donned her tabard and weapons and jumped back into the fray. The war continued on endlessly and it felt like it was when they were at their weakest that the final battle came.
Velianor fought in the finale beside her friends and allies, taking the field with Midoras for what felt like one last time. When the portal opened to go to the top of the Bleeding Eye's citadel she crossed with them, determined to succeed. While she had a few close calls Velianor escaped unscathed- which was more to say than what her friends and commanders suffered.
The war was over at last but Velianor could only hang her head in grief. The Archon Felthier Truefeather was dead along with the Highlord Arandur Brightsword and the Templar Andarion Sunstriker. Many more were left missing or dead and, after spending a couple of short weeks helping her best, she was at last granted the leave to return to Silvermoon. The price feeling too great for the outcome, she simply gave herself time to grieve the deaths The Sunguard faced.
It was at the end of this war that Velianor, after many scrapes and rough patches and a long learning curve, at last stood up to gain the rank of Dawnward in front of the entire Sunguard with a few others.
Current Events Edit
Velianor has since gained the rank of Dawnward within the Sunguard. With the war over in Northrend and now safely home in Silvermoon she plans to continue her duties as a new Dawnward of the Pathfinders. She spends her free time in the Theater District in Silvermoon and chasing around the ever growing pack of wolves that seem to forever accompany her.
Velianor is a friendly sort, she's always quick to offer a smile and an ear to listen to. She's fast to trust and trying to see the better side of people until proven otherwise. Energetic and constantly wanting to eat food she's a hard sort to get to hold still for too long. Once you have her loyalty it's set in stone, she'll do anything to help the people she cares for find happiness and will do anything to protect them.
While she started out wild and over anxious at the beginning of her time with The Sunguard Velianor has since calmed down considerably. The hard learned lesson of being patient, listening, and knowing when to be quiet has done well for her and her demeanor- turning her into a much more agreeable person. Though from time to time the spitfire temper still flares unbidden.
Civilian Pastimes Edit
When not actively fighting or preparing for wars or battles Velianor spends her time in the Silvermoon Theater District and all across Azeroth collecting and composing music. Since her original abandonment of Silvermoon Velianor made herself well known in the musical world. A player of music as well as a composer whatever time she has not attending to Sunguard duties she spends wrapped in the world of music. Many of her pieces are anonymously published all throughout Azeroth and she often enjoys being part of the crowd that observes her craft unobtrusively.
Currently she sits on multiple boards and chairs in the Theater and Opera House industry though she stays the most active in the Opera House of Silvermoon. Velianor oversees the productions and is often found following around the manager helping him prepare for shows. She is now in ownership of a tiny attic space at the top of the Opera house where she lives comfortably and surrounded by music when she is not deployed.
Fighting Style Edit
Velianor is short, slim, and very fast. She has an inhuman endurance thanks to her powerful connection to Nature. Using this to her advantage Velianor carries a large polearm and bow that are coated in her own deadly concoctions of poisons. She is a hot shot on the battlefield and quick on her toes. In larger, grander scale battles she storms the field with her ent Midoras who carries himself larger than buildings. In smaller fights where quicker movement is needed she uses a smaller ent named Midnight and the now grown Frostblaze to fight beside her. Occasionally she switches out her pets depending on the need or if one is injured.
- Assorted Plants and Poisons
- Frostblaze (Wolf/Familiar)
- Alor (Wolf)
- Juniper (Wolf)
- Huttser (Wolf/Retired)
- Kipcha (Wolf/Mount)
- Midnight (Small Ent)
- Dawn (Small Ent)
- Midoras (Ent/Ancient)
Velianor's twin brother and confidant. These two look exactly alike in every way but their personalities are complete opposites. Where Velianor is wild and loving Adrianal is quiet and withdrawn. They are very rarely apart since they reunited recently and they have returned to their childhood dynamics with Adrianal chasing his sister down trying to put a leash on her.
Velianor's very dear cousin. Though they seem to struggle to show it for each other they have an amiable and even loving relationship with each other. Velianor is extremely protective over the mage and has even found a way to move past some of her fears of magic so as to have a better familial relationship with the woman. Synthiel was one of the first to step forward and eagerly offer care to Frostblaze when he was a puppy.
Ithranicus Remar Edit
Velianor's mentor, fellow Pathfinder, and friend. The druid hit it off with the man and his plaguehound from the first day they met. After some time and Velianor's adoption of the wolf Frostblaze Velianor took to following Ithranicus around with questions of how to care for the puppy. They finally came to the conclusion that the only way Velianor was going to learn to control her wolf was to learn to become a Huntress herself. Eager and ready to learn Velianor took him up on that very same offer. Their friendship has always been tight with Ithranicus being the one to finally get through to Velianor on many of her faults. The awakening of Velianor's Druid powers forced her apprenticeship under him to change quite a bit though they still remain good friends.
One of Velianor's best friends, her business partner, and her current lover. During Velianor's first deployment to Frostfire, Draenor with The Sunguard Velianor met the goblin for a friendly drink. During this time they struck a deal- Velianor will recover and hand over blueprints and information of enemy machinery and Daxxle will recreate it all to sell. After going toe-to-toe with the goblin haggling over payment and their cut of the deal the two finally came to a conclusion they both liked. Velianor rapidly learned they were almost of kindred spirits and began spending more time with him outside their business arrangements. She's since come to recognize the goblin as her friend and its developed into something (complicatedly) more. The rogue has simply come to the conclusion that she's going to enjoy her time with him to the fullest and no matter what the future has in store he's going to continue to be important to her.
Vynashel Sunblossom Edit
Velianor's affectionately called "Not-Dad" and friend. The man came into Velianor's life in the realest sense of a whirlwind and completely turned her fragile world upside down. Having a shaky at best and nonexistent at worst relationship with her parents Velianor simply thought she was never meant to know parental love. Vynashel quickly turned these thoughts around and took the young rogue under his eye, intent on teaching her what a father is supposed to be. The two have a complicated adopted father-daughter relationship that is barely understood even by themselves. Velianor worries constantly over the man and strives harder than usual to see him completely happy and at peace with his life.
The deployment to Draenor had it's ups and downs. But one of the best ups of this to Velianor was her newfound friend Sho'tase. The two met in Talador and after a whirlwind of hang outs and battles together they have since become best friends. Completely inseparable they spend almost all of their days together and are often found in the training yards together. They fight in a near perfect synergy and often know exactly what each other are thinking. While they once had a subtle tension of being almost-lovers Velianor gently rejected Sho'tase's feelings towards her. Even still they remain a close pair with little to nothing changed between them. They're often known to shower each other with endless affections and gifts to each other- Sho'tase often acting as a second mother to the endless pets Velianor owns. Together they stood next to each other as they gained every rank and recently did so again as they stood and earned their Dawnward titles together.
Crimes and Accomplishments Edit
- Arson (Undiscovered/ Underage)
- Petty Theft (Undiscovered/ Underage)
- Trespassing (Undiscovered/ Underage)
- Abandonment of Former Military Post of Silvermoon (Admitted/ Not Punished)
- Countless accounts of Assassination and Murder of the First Degree (Undiscovered)
- Mage Guard of Silvermoon (Formerly)
- Fought in The Fall of Silvermoon (Paladin Knight)
- Fought in the Outlands during The Burning Crusade (Deployed)
- Various joining of chairs and boards in Theaters and Opera Houses across Azeroth (Current)
- Anonymous publishing of plays and musicals (Current)
- Fought against the Sha in defense of Pandaria (Mercenary)
- Joined the Sunguard and now a Dawnward of their ranks (Current)
- Velianor is phobic of spiders though she tries hard to pretend she isn't
- Despite her size Velianor can lift things twice her size due to her use of Nature magic
- Velianor has an abnormally high metabolism that keeps her skinny but also makes her constantly hungry- snacks of every kind can be found on hand at all times and the easiest way to get to her good graces is offerings of food