The Atmorice Bloodline
(Banner of the Atmorice Bloodline, and symbol: The Snake)
“We would rather sacrifice ourselves for our nation, our freedoms, and our Mali’fenn kin before we bow to those who despise us.”
The Atmorices were one of the founding bloodlines within the Mali’fenn. It all began with Siol Atmorice, the first woman of the bloodline. She was one of the original Snow Elves, one who went through the world altar and Wyrvun’s Blessing. As she was blessed, Siol is rumored to have seen Wyrvun, whereby the Aengul gave Siol some instructions of her own. Wyrvun told her to ensure that the Mali’fenn do not stray from Wyrvun’s blessing, and to keep a watchful eye on them. To let them stray to the path of darkness, will be the fall of the Snow Elves. Siol agreed to this and soon after she was blessed, Siol became the first High Priestess of the Mali’fenn. That was, until her death. They say she died of illness, but they remember her last words. “Let me not be remembered as a coward, but for the courage and rights we have all fought for.” Since then, the Atmorices have held high expectations to become priests and priestesses, with most becoming high in the ranking. That was their tradition. In revent there has been many changes within the bloodline and many events to go alongside this. The betrayal of Katrina Atmorice saw the first Patriarch Varan Atmorice become the leader of the bloodline for around five Elven months. After Varan had decided it was time to step down his eldest sibling decided to lead the bloodline. The current leader of the Bloodline is Alenia Tundrak, Archvigilant of the Wyrvun’fiyem, Matriarch of the Atmorice Bloodline and Crown Princess of the Princedom of Fenn.
Common Physical Appearance
The Atmorices have a wide range of heights ranging from around 5’4” to a little over 6 foot. They are often considered to be in the middle when comparing heights of the Snow Elves. Typical of most Mali’Fenn kin they would usually have a rather athletic and muscular build as that is expected of them in the service of the Ivae’Fenn. The common color for an Atmorice’s hair, is pure white to blonde though very rarely, silver. Their eye color comes in silver, blue, and very rarely, purple.
A common Atmorice is usually discovered to be dignified, eloquent, cultured, well educated, and respectful towards their snow elven kind, putting their main focus into their work and to see and ensure the success of the Snow Elves. The Atmorices consider family to be one of the most important things in their lifestyle, often showing to be very protective of their family members. They are also protective of their Snow Elven kin and would often put their life on the line to ensure their safety. The Atmorices often consider accomplishments to be apart of their lifestyle, taking their work into serious consideration. Towards other races, however, they are untrusting, even hostile, in particular, to the other elves. The reason for this being that the Atmorice bloodline make up and focus on one of the main aspects to the Mali’fenn culture, religion. This religion being the one in which follows Wyrvun. Furthermore, centuries of warfare against the Mali’mira have led to hostility towards such outsiders. You can usually find an Atmorice studying or working hard to accomplish their goals. The Atmorices are rather honorable as well, despite looking rather cold towards others. They especially honor their previous ancestors, taking what experiences they have had and learning from it.
One of the key specialities of an Atmorice is that they are very knowledgeable about the world around them and can often put up good arguments. This makes them skillful politicians. As part of their religious fervor, they are often adept at motivating the Ivae’fenn for battle. For some who know the Atmorices, they consider the bloodline to be “snakes”. The reason for this is due to their strict views and masterful political prowess.
The Atmorices are often found to be the priests of the Snow Elven society, acting to give blessings and ceremonies to their fellow snow elven kind. Their service in the ranks of the Wyrvun’fiyem is profound, and they often occupy the position of High Priest/Priestess. However, they are not strictly to become priests. The Atmorices are also the ones who often put on and plan ceremonies and festivals, as well as other festivities, for their Snow Elven people. About half of the festivities are dedicated to Wyrvun, while the rest are for things such as celebrations and memorials.
Style of Combat
The Atmorice Bloodline mainly choose to wield lances, spears, and bows, although swordsmanship is common as well. During battles and wars, though, Atmorice would often be found acting as the cavalry of the Ivae’fenn, riding heavily armored horses into battle - making them skilled horse riders as well. These skillful horsemen wield lance and shield, launching thunderous heavy cavalry charges to decisively shatter points in their opponent’s lines.
The Birth of a New Member- When a new Atmorice is born, a small ceremony is hosted in their honor. The ceremony is hosted not just for their honor, but to be blessed by the Priest and to wash away any sins that may have been brought. The Priest may also determine a good or bad future for the Atmorice. After the ceremony the Atmorices have a large feast to celebrate the blessing of those born and blessed.
Coming of Age- At the age of 30, the Atmorice would hold a coming of the age ceremony to have the Atmorice who turned that age prove their worth. To do this, the Atmorice set up a fighting tournament to see who will come out on top, for all of the Mali’fenn.
Passing Memorial- Whenever an Atmorice passes away, the bloodline will host a ceremony in their honor. They often dress in black to honor them, and usually give offerings for those who had died to ensure a safe passage into the afterlife.
-Iheuhii'ante - The Last Whisper-
Forged for the daughter of Cirnelle Atmorice and Thar Tundrak's coming Five-and-Twentieth birthday by the master blacksmith Rhegon Anarion, this blade of black ferrum's pommel was attached the morning of the Scouring of Lindale, the day that marked the end of the First Princedom. The Mali'fenn would, for years, disappear from the Fringe - its young wielder Serelia one of many. The blade, and its owner, would not be seen for over a hundred years thereafter, when the princess would suddenly reappear battered and muddied at the castle gates of Tar'sil. While she would leave the Princedom days later, the blade was left with her nephew that day. This weapon of war, as spotless as the day it was forged, serves as a physical reminder of the many tragedies of the Mali'fenn, and some say it echoes the wishes of a thousand long-dead Elves when swung.
-The Armour of Siol Atmorice-
Forged for Siol Atmorice, the first Matriarch of the Atmorice bloodline, by an unknown smith. The armour was passed down from generation to generation and was now in the hands of the first Patriarch of the Atmorice Bloodline, Varan Atmorice.
The Breastplate would be masterfully crafted, made of Blue Steel. While made Long ago the breastplate has been very well cared for. Engraved in the center of the elaborate breastplate would be the symbol of a Snake, embedded with purple crystals.
The Leggins would be of the same level of crafting and would be in the same well kept condition. The leggins would be covered in intricate engravings of old Mali’Fenn symbols, all of which were embedded with purple crystals.
Finally the boots were again of the same calibre however the soles showed quite a bit of wearing. On the sole of each boot there was the word ‘Atmorice’ engraved in the bottom.
It is unknown whether or not Siol Atmorice wore any headgear and if she did it has been lost over the many centuries. Although it is speculated that she wore a circlet around her head to show her high standing in Mali’Fenn society.
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