|Guild||The Phoenix Guard|
|Eyes||Blue with the typical green glow|
|Birthplace||Goldenmist Village, Quel'Thalas|
|Current Residence||A mansion in Eversong Woods/the Barracks of the Phoenix Guard|
Imaya Flamesong is a Shadowdancer of the Phoenix Guard, an elite division of the Thalassian military.
If there was a single word that could perhaps be used to describe the appearance of this Sin'dorei, it would be arrogance. Though her soft, almost girlish features wouldn't suggest it, there is the glint of scorn upon her glowing fel-green eyes, and a slight smirk that seems a permanent feature to her lips.
Standing at an average height, the athletic build of this woman hints at a very physically active way of life. Though she is usually clad in leather armour for those who see her without it; the skin of her arms and shoulders is marked with a variety of swirling black runes and arcane symbols.
Should you see this woman without her gloves, there is a glint on her left hand, emanating from a plain gold ring that she wears there, and for those that look closely enough, she wears a fine golden chain around her neck. Whatever is attached to this chain, however, is hidden beneath her jerkin.
Imaya is a woman of many flaws. Like many of her brethren, she has traded any idealism she might have had against a more callous and pragmatical stance, and her natural rashness has increased since her return to Quel’Thalas. She is very outspoken, even if that never earned her many friends, and prides herself in a sharp tongue and a strong sense of sarcasm. However, she seems to follow a crude, intuitive moral code and is very devoted to any cause she deems worthy, above all the protection of her homeland and the handful of people that are close to her.
Had the author of this page not such a low opinion of alignment systems, she’d add that Imaya is of neutral alignment.
Combat Style and WeaponryEdit
Imaya is a skilled swordsman, combing her natural elven agilty with a certain defiance of death and a keen eye for her opponent's weaknesses. She lacks physical strength, however, and hubris and pride often work to her disadvantage. She wields a slender, curved sword that she refers to as Am'rah Serrar - the Blade of the Ancestor. A trained eye will recognize the ancient origin of the weapon; Imaya herself claims that the weapon was an heirloom.
Aside from her trusted sword, Imaya will use anything in a battle that gets the job done and is not above using dishonourable means. Proficent in the fine arts of preparing poisons, she goes by the philosophy that all is fair in love and war. n.
Imaya’s birth was the result of a short affair between the Alchemist Tharyn Flameleaf and Lydea Lightfall, the star dancer of a mediocre travelling faire. After only a few months – the infant was barely old enough to crawl - Lydea left the small family to pick up her old life on the stages of Quel’Thalas. She was never seen again.
Growing up with her aloof, scholarly father in an old house near Goldenmist Village, Imaya spent a more or less ordinary and uneventful childhood. Like her cousins Anarian and Thamras, she began training as a Ranger as soon she was old enough to hold a bow. Unlike those two, she showed no extraordinary talent and sincerly lacked motivation and attitude.
When Quel’Thalas was eventually drawn into Second War, she did her duty among the forces King Anasterian mobilized to avenge the burning of Thalassian forestland. However, her debut on the battle field was neither very long lasting nor glorious, as she was knocked out by an Orcish mace and spent many weeks in the sickbay.
It was there that she met the elf that would later become her first husband – Kedris Brightsong, an aspiring young scholar from Dalaran. His gentle disposition and clumsy ways stood in a stark contrast to Imaya’s rash personality, but the two became a pair nevertheless. After the war, Imaya followed Kedris to Lordaeron’s Capital City, where he accepted a position as a Librarian. Convinced that their residence in Lordaeron would only be temporary, she tried to make the best out of the situation and accepted that she would never be more in this city than the appendage of her well-respected husband. Despite a general dislike for the ways and traditions of humans, she closely befriended a human woman during this time - Marribetha White, whom she would meet again many years later under much grimmer circumstances.
The Phoenix Guard
The Phoenix Guard is an elite military division of Blood Elves. They act independently of the main force of the Sin'dorei, led by the dedicated Commander Miyev Emberheart. Each of the Blood Elves within the Guard has been hand-picked for their skills and apititudes.
To the outside world, even to their own people, the ultimate goals and motivations of the Phoenix Guard are unclear. One might hear whispers in the street; rumours of a ruthless force of Blood Elves willing to do what it takes to defend the Sin'dorei and further their goals. Only the foolish would dare to investigate them too closely, lest they be deemed a liability to their security.
Husband. Imaya regards her husband's newfound devotion to the Holy Light with great concern,as she believes it will turn him into an easier prey for the intrigues within Silvermoon and only worsen his already quixotic nature. Imaya and Greyheim have a daughter, Lilyana.
A powerful sorceress that, for reasons unknown to outsiders, took Imaya under her wing and eventually adopted her into her House, the influencial House Silverblade. Alaenia oversees most of Imaya’s training and keeps a stern eye on her protégé’s mana consume.
Street urchin with conflicted loyalties. Freya became Imaya's reluctant apprentice after Imaya paid fellow Guardsman Danen Sunflare a large sum to spare the young thief's life.
A Highborne sorceress and the mysterious Matriarch of House Silverblade.
The half elven daughter of Lady Alaenia. Sarissa is a devoted Paladin and a Templar of the Argent Dawn. Her relationship to Imaya is complicated and dominated by mutual distrust.
Rather a rival than a true enemy, the charming Shadowdancer Sunflare is like a thorn in Imaya’s thumb. Unable to overcome their complicated past, more than one of their banters has led to a collision of egos.
"Demonic? I'm not taking this shit from someone who sat safely in Stormwind, arranging his books in alphabetical order - while I was risking my neck in the war against the Legion!" (Imaya to a high elven aquaintance she came across in Dalaran.)
"Deep down, the boss is a kind person. Well...*very* deep down." Freya pauses to think. "You know...scratch what I just said." (Freya talking about Imaya to a friend.)
Imaya was kindly drawn by Darchala.
Sarissa was kindly drawn by Shiramune.
Both images were commissioned by the players behind these characters.