Eladrin Cleric who follows the Raven Queen
Hinawen, level 6
Str 17, Con 11, Dex 10, Int 12, Wis 16, Cha 14.
AC: 22 Fort: 16 Reflex: 14 Will: 19
HP: 48 Surges: 7 Surge Value: 12
Acrobatics +2, Arcana +6, Athletics +5, Bluff +5, Diplomacy +10, Dungeoneering +6, Endurance +2, Heal +13, History +6, Insight +11, Intimidate +5, Nature +6, Perception +11, Religion +9, Stealth +2, Streetwise +1, Thievery ..always cut off the bottom…
Ritual Caster: Master and perform rituals
Eladrin Soldier: +2 damage and proficiency with longswords and spears
Raven Queen’s Blessing: Use Channel Divinity to invoke Raven Queen’s blessing
Harbinger of Rebirth: Gain +2 to Heal, plus allies within 5 squares gain +5 feat to death saving throws
In Death, Life:
Sacred Flame, Lance of Faith
Second Wind, Fey Step, Healing Word, Healing Strike, Divine Fortune, Turn Undead, Raven Queen’s Blessing, Light of Arvandor, In Death Life
Cascade of Light, Weapon of the Gods
Gentle Repose, Animal Messenger (Flying Squirrel, Ricochet), Unseen Servant
Once in line to rule a peaceful kingdom, hidden by ancient magic, Hinawen turned on her people. Jealousy for her Elven relations eventually resulted in a great civil war and in the end, the Elves’ massacre. It was only after most Elves were killed that the citizens revolted and Hinawen was brought to a merciful justice. She was banished and cursed to wander the world, never to find her kingdom again.
She currently wanders in and out of groups in order to reclaim her birthright and search for convenient forms of redemption.
Once a Queen to be – Airë Tári
Before deposed and given a new name, Hinawen was known as Airë Tári. Her name meant, “Holy Queen” and her subjects looked forward to many peaceful and joyous years under her rule. But, Airë Tári was always self absorbed and cared more of her wants than anyone else’s. She was unhappy and wished for everyone to share in her misery. Watching her Elven relations in their joy only made her self loathing grow; she wanted what she was incapable of understanding and the more happiness she saw, the greater her desire to own it became. Eventually Airë Tári ’s bitterness grew so out of control, she managed to deceive those around her. Creating a false plot to assassinate herself, she threw the blame on the Elves. If she could not have their joy, she would destroy it.
Many lives were lost and Airë Tári’s heart became like ice as her subject’s joy turned into cries of sorrow. She watched from above as Elves were falsely accused of treason and put to their deaths. Only after a third of the Elf population was killed, was Airë Tári’s lie exposed. With an entire kingdom in uproar, they revolted and captured their princess. Much was debated about her punishment; most wanted to torture her for the losses they had endured, but in the end, Airë Tári’s fate lay in the hands of the High Priest.
The High Priest had been a loyal servant of Airë Tári’s family for many years. Even though he loved the late King and Queen, he knew that their daughter’s onslaught required a punishment greater than death. In the end, Airë Tári was cursed four times over. Her first curse reverted her back to childhood; she would be trapped inside a child’s body so she would not be able to fend off attackers. Her second curse was of muteness; her voice was silenced until she cared for someone greater than herself. Her third curse sealed her magic away and her fourth curse was never being able to step foot in her kingdom again. With the curses cast she was thrown out of her protected city walls and left to fend for herself in a hostile world.
Banished and Cursed
As her people intended, she faced many obstacles. Not long after her exile, slave traders captured her. Airë Tári’s pride and obstinance cause her many bloody beatings. Her anger only fueled more mistreating as she tried to fight back. She spent many years as a lowly slave and after the years of physical and mental abuse, her high spirit broke; the once proud princess was reduced to living like a soulless doll.
On a day of unusually severe beatings, a traveling Elf happened to walk by Airë Tári. She was in so much pain and without thinking, grabbed onto his cloak. She grabbed a hold, refusing to let go, and no amount of additional beating mattered; she had already lost all feeling of pain. Perhaps fate thought it’s will had been done, or maybe luck favored her, because the Elf, Calimehtar, took pity on Airë Tári and freed her from her captors.
A New Beginning as Hinawen, the Child Maiden
Airë Tári’s hatred for Elves still existed within her, but her hatred of slavery was much greater. She followed Calimehtar on his journeys, even after he consistently tried to leave her behind. Calimehtar meant to free her, to give her life back, but she stayed with him regardless. She knew she was safe as long as he was with her, in fact it seemed that he was the only person alive willing to show her any amount of kindness. He even gave her something that had been lost to her since her slavery, a name. Calimehtar called her Hinawen, which meant “Child Maiden”.
After years of travels and adventures, Calimehtar suspected many things about Hinawen. It was obvious that she was not what she seemed; she hadn’t aged a day since they first met. The name Airë Tári was infamous amongst all Elves; Airë Tári, was to only be referred to as the Deposed Princess who was to never find favor with Elves. Hinawen was terrified of being found out by Calimehtar, she didn’t want him to abandon her. Even though her curse of muteness was growing weaker by the day, she remained silent. She couldn’t risk being questioned. However, it was only a matter of time before she was found out.
Her True Identity Revealed
Calimehtar suspected that Hinawen was a trapped soul, but not that she was the Deposed Princess. They traveled to a High Eladrin, whose magic was rumored to be the most powerful of his time. Hinawen was freed from three of her four curses; her last curse was sustained by the will of her people. She was no longer a child, her magic was unsealed and her speech fully returned. After the curses were lifted, a secret seal broke, magically whispering her name into the air. Hinawen’s identity was exposed to all who were present and she and Calimehtar were immediately asked to leave.
Their last journey together lead Hinawen and Calimehtar to the Raven Queen’s temple. Words were exchanged, but in the end he left her behind. Hinawen stayed at the temple for a while, eventually becoming a follower of the Raven Queen. She felt she was strong enough to enter the world on her own and her new adventures began.