Lady Vella Reid
You can't tame the spirit of someone who has magic in their veins.
Description: Fairly average height, Vella doesn't necessarily stand out in a crowd at first glance. Her long dark blond hair is often let loose to flow over her shoulders. Her mossy green eyes are full of wonder and mystery. But the thing that sets her apart is her not-all-there mannerisms. A little twitchy at times, and soft and floaty at others, she seems to be living in a dream.
Personality: Vella is generally rather kind, most of the time. She enjoys company and being around people, but she has a fair amount of quirks as well. Her voice is often playful, speaking in metaphors from time to time. Her gaze is often lost in thought or her attention caught by something out the window. Though she is easily distracted, she is very strong willed and delightfully free spirited.
Background: Vella was the third child of High Lord Dorian Reid, which seemed to suit her just fine. The responsibility to worry over the family fell to her brother, Aeryk, and that left her to do just about whatever she wanted. Growing up in Khelwen, safe and tucked away from the worries of the outside world, always made her long for what might be beyond their mountain pass. She would often stand on the overlooks and peer down the mountains at the valleys below and wonder. One day, wonder turned to action, and though she was not yet an adult, she wandered out into the snowy peaks alone.
The first few days were an adventure. She saw animals and came across great lakes and streams and generally enjoyed her solitude out in the wild. But then days turned to weeks and she began to hunger. Picking at the various plants she found, some would help and others seemed to leave her dizzy. After about three months of wondering she fell in to a despair, lost and alone. She laid down in the snow and prayed for death. Not but three hours later a patrol of Argent Knights came riding through and found her. It took awhile for her to recover from her strange adventure into the wilderness, and she was never quite the same after that. But her life had been changed nonetheless. She decided to investigate Brundir's teachings. Becoming entrenched in study about the lifewell and the wheels of life, she found her stride in mysticism.
After all that has happened, the Mortal Strife, the Eradication War, the Third Migration to Aarandor, Vella remained dedicated to her study of the lifewell, hoping that in it she would find the answers that the elven people need to return to their home in Larandor and restore immortality to their allies there.