House Elwood Oct 14, 2019 23:31:34 GMT -5
Post by Cyrus Elwood on Oct 14, 2019 23:31:34 GMT -5
Area of Residence: Royal Capital. House Elwood is a modest structure by noble standards, located towards the northern edge of the Capital. The house is built in such a position that, no matter what time of day it is, the building is covered in shadows from the surrounding geography.
House Elwood was founded long ago, in the distant land of the Heart Kingdom. There, the family was considered among the upper echelons of nobility for their loyal service and power. In those days, the family was respected and feared for its members' reputations as skillful bounty hunters in service of the Kingdom, working to capture or silence any forces within their borders who would dare threaten the land's safety. In these endeavors, they became skilled practitioners of Restraining and Trap-based magic. They were an extremely proud family, taking care to ensure that their bloodline remained "pure", free of commoner filth, so as to ensure the power of the next generation's wizards through selective breeding; they saw commoners as mediocre at best, and a waste of time and resources.
During their service to the Heart Kingdom, the Elwoods would make many enemies thanks to their typical occupation. But none garnered such mutual hostility as a cult that was active at the time, known as the Third Stone. This cult despised the nobility, and sought the destruction of the kingdom itself. The family and cult clashed many times over the years, until eventually the conflict came to a close; the then leader of House Elwood, an extremely arrogant yet genuinely powerful wizard by the name of Garos managed to track down and corner the leader of the cult, eventually delivering a mortal wound to the man and ensuring his death.
Not content to simply lay down and die, however, the cultist unleashed a powerful curse upon Garos, and by extension the rest of House Elwood. All those born into this noble family were doomed to succumb to the very mediocrity that they so despised, with even their most promising members exhibiting a distinct lack in power. High tier grimoires became scarce among the family, and those that came to be still possessed more common, less extravagant elements.
Following the slow degradation of their power, House Elwood lost favor with the Heart Kingdom. Falling below their own standards of power, the Elwoods were chased out of the kingdom, and eventually made their way to Clover. There, the knowledge they had of their former home allowed them to earn a degree of trust, and their information was rewarded with a position of nobility. However, due to a mixture of both their less than impressive power on average, as well as their nature as foreigners, even to this day the family receives little in the ways of respect from the other noble houses.
Unfortunately, the family continues to cling to their own ways for the most part. They make an effort to keep their bloodlines noble, and for several generations now have spent much effort in an attempt to ingratiate themselves to the upper nobility. Members of House Elwood are expected to make an effort to join the Magic Knights, or seek other notable positions of authority or status, before they are allowed their inheritance.
- Specializes in Restraining magic
- Hair is typically some shade of blonde, while eyes are usually (but not always) blue or green
- Regardless of grimoire tier, they possess bronze or copper tier elements