Post by Evelyn Trevelyan on May 7, 2020 17:47:03 GMT -5
Player’s Handle: Aliana
Registered Username: evelyn
Display Name: Evelyn Trevelyan
Nicknames: Eve or Pen.
Title(s): The Swan of Trevelyan, Herald of Andraste; Inquisitor; Comtesse; First-Thaw
Style(s): Your Worship
Tethrasian Epithet: Your Inquisitorialness
Specialization: Battlemage; Knight-Enchanter
Orientation: Pansexual Elfmancer; Romanceable
Race: Human (Elf-Blooded)
Date of Birth: 3rd Bloomingtide, 9:21
Birthplace: Ostwick, Free Marches
Appearance: With long, white hair and fair skin—Evelyn strikes an ethereal appearance. She's of a svelte, swan-like build and stands with the sublime airs of nobility at approximately 5'8". Her eyes are emerald green, which some have compared to the colour of veilfire—she is a fan of a shimmery, silver cosmetic from Orlais with which she lines them as if to emphasize their seemingly fade-touched feature. Despite being the Inquisitor, Evelyn was amongst the youngest members of the Inquisition—having been just shy of 20 at the time of the Conclave.
Signature Scent: The air after a storm; the lingeringly electric scent many mages and templars are known for, due to regular lyrium use.
Weapons: Prior to Bloomingtide, 9:42, and throughout most of the Inquisition, Evelyn bore the unique Staff of the Firedrake. Following the events of the Descent, however, she now possesses a likewise unique staff called Isana's Song that gives a faintly audible hum when touched: A wistful tune, as if it were thinking of a faraway or forgotten place.
Garments & Armor: Masterwork Battlemage Mail crafted of mostly fade-touched silverite and dragon scales. Evelyn usually wears a mix of silvery and slate colour tones, to compliment her general appearance. Anything too colourful tends to make her look more waxen than celestial.
Inventory: She typically has herbs and potions on her person at any given time. Where the former is concerned, they are typically local to whichever area she has recently travelled in. Where the latter is concerned, generally just small vials or either lyrium or healing draughts. In both instances, items easily to tucked away in a pocket or bandolier.
Coin: She carries a moderate amount on her person, but has access to her family's accounts with local banks in larger cities.
Combat Skills: Evelyn is a Circle-trained mage, whose focus was the flame and the arcane, specializing in the Way of the Knight-Enchanter . Primal and battle magic are her specialty, both of which helped in preparing her to lead the Inquisition.
Prior to amputation, the Inquisitor possessed a unique ability to manipulate the Fade, which manifested itself in a mark on the Inquisitor's left hand that radiated green light. This mark was known as the "Anchor," and it was a power the Elder One sought.
Noncombat Skills: Evelyn received both an aristocratic and Circle education, offering her a maturity that many underestimate due to her age and nymphean appearance. She is learned in both Chantry and arcane lore, as well as the most-famed heraldries of Thedas. She took a particular interest in studying Elven cultures, lore, and customs.
Language Skills: Common Trade Tongue (fluent), Tevene (fluent), Orlesian (conversational), and a spattering of Elven words.
Marital Status: Unmarried.
Faction(s): The Inquisition; Circle of Magi (previously); the Loyalists (previously); Aequitarians (currently).
Family Member(s): The Trevelyans have relatives among the nobility of Nevarra and the Tevinter Imperium, including House Pavus. The Trevelyans also maintain a relationship with the Montilyet family of Antiva. In 9:41 Dragon, several members of House Trevelyan attended a Chantry conclave seeking to put an end to the Mage-Templar War. Included among the delegation was the youngest child of Bann Trevelyan, who formed a part of the Mage delegation.
Bann Trevelyan (father), Lady Trevelyan (mother, presumed), unnamed Elven woman (birth mother), Maxwell Trevelyan (eldest sibling, half-brother), Lady Osher Lotharn Trevelyan Bayart (cousin), Ser Leo Castleworth I (third-eldest brother), Lucille Trevelyan (great-aunt), Philliam Bernard Aloicious Trevelyan, better known as Philliam, a Bard!, (distant relative) and Lord Albrecht (distant relative).
Associated Plots: all those of or related to the Inquisitor's Path.
Personality: Evelyn embodies House Trevelyan's family moto: modest in temper, bold in deed. Initially she had been a little shy when she first joined the Inquisition, but she grew into her own as a leader and did not back down from making the hard decisions. She was also the first to hold herself accountable, if ever she made the wrong one. Grace under pressure has always been one of Evelyn's strong suits, but a weakness, too, in that she's often reticent when it comes to asking for help. She is astute, albeit without the level of pomposity that Solas evinced, and enjoys an intellectual sense of humour in addition to unexpectedly quick-witted remarks.
Evelyn also has a curious mind, which is why she has always enjoyed academia and antediluvian mysteries. In particular, she harbours a fascination with and reverence for all things Elven.
Backstory: The Trevelyans are nobility from Ostwick, a city-state on the southern coast of the Free Marches. It is an old and distinguished family, in good standing among its peers, and with strong ties to the Chantry. Its youngest sons and daughters—those third- or fourth-born children with little chance of becoming heirs—often join the Chantry to become templars or clerics. As the youngest child, yet intended for a life of privilege, Lady Evelyn Trevelyan would have been expected to follow suit... until her magical abilities surfaced at a young age and she was forced into a life of confinement within Ostwick's Circle of Magi. Protected but stifled, educated but isolated. Evelyn's Harrowing was difficult. While in the Fade, she was beset upon by a Fear Demon. In truth, the templars who supervised her Harrowing almost thought it necessary to strike her down—but she pulled through, in the end. However, the experience left her with a changed appearance—turning her previously auburn hair snow white. Oddly, it suited her and garnered her the nickname "Pen" at the Circle—a word generally reserved for female swans.
Evelyn and the woman she assumes is his her birth mother have never been close. In truth, Bann Trevelyan had an affair with an elven woman—resulting in Eveyln's birth. Her true mother likewise rejected her, prompting the Bann to reclaim his newborn daughter and raise her under the guise of legitimacy. This is a well-kept family secret, about which not even Evelyn knows the truth of. It is possible that others within House Trevelyan are aware, but it is not something to be spoken of for fear of inciting the ire of either Bann or Lady Trevelyan. Bann Trevelyan, likely feeling guilty for the deception, was ultimately the one responsible for Evelyn's interest in the elves—exposing her to fairytales and dusty old tomes from a very young age.
She was barely twelve when her magic surfaced. Her father hadn't wanted to expose her to the Circle, but Lady Trevelyan confessed—and templars eventually showed up at their home, on the eve of her birthday, to whisk her away. While at at the Ostwick Circle—Senior Enchanter Lydia, a loyalist mage and a dear friend of Vivienne's, was Evelyn's mentor whom she viewed as something of a surrogate mother. Lydia was killed by one of her own students when the Ostwick Circle rebelled. Evelyn mourned her death deeply.
A sedate place, the Ostwick Circle did not decide in favour of either templars or mages, clinging to neutrality during the rebellion. She found the templars there to be evenhanded enough—a few were almost friendly. Yet, like it or not, Evelyn still had to fight for her life against other templars hunting down all "free" mages—that would be the catalyst in Evelyn's eventual reconsideration of her chosen fraternity, from loyalist (at the start of the Inquisition) to aequitarian (closing in on the Elder One's eventual defeat). Evelyn was chosen as a delegate to the Conclave in the hopes her noble position would provide protection for her fellow mages while negotiation continued. She was the only survivor of the explosion that rocked the Temple of Sacred Ashes. Rumors that the mysterious mark on her hand is a sign of the Maker's favour were spread by those who claimed they saw the divine prophet, Andraste herself, lead Evelyn out of the Fade.
Evelyn had unrequited feelings for Solas during the events of the Inquisition. She never declared anything outright, but her friends and advisors knew—which made things all the more complex when his true identity was revealed. Some believed Solas knew of and used the Inquisitor's feelings for him to his advantage, others merely believed Evelyn foolish. His betrayal hardened her in the end.