DIVINITY INFLUENCES – Maiiwyn
One of my biggest influences is from one of my ancestors, Rose (make this a link). She was not only kind and beautiful, but she was also smart and brave. She died a loooong time before I was born, but I found her diary in an old box in the basement one day. Sometimes when I am feeling inadequate I read it and try to pretend that I am her.
My father is another big influence, he taught me to stand up for what I believe in, even if people didn't want to listen. That a ruler has to not only be strong but also must be kind, and that some of life's greatest treasures are the small things.
Even though we have had our differences my step mother taught me that you should never give up on someone, even if you don't always see eye to eye. She knew well enough that I didn't care for her but she always would go out of her way to be nice and supportive of me, it was strange and not welcome but I can at least tolerate her now.
Kai, my reflection, made me want to be a better person all the way around. He showed me what a little kindness can do and that even the smallest word can build a person up or break a person down. He was my reflection for a number of years and though he was lonely and in exile he always tried to make sure that I was fine.
Kai's father showed me what can be accomplished and destroyed out of love, he exiled his son and enslaved most of his kingdom after a witch convinced him that deep in the mountains there was a gem that could bring his deceased wife back. He shunned his new mistress and nearly destroyed his world. I know now that that is not the way to rule, even though it might seem like the easier path.
I have come to realize that everyone can influence you, and while I have only listed a few those are the ones that have left the biggest marks on me.
I am Maiiwyn, but I prefer to be called Mai. I am a princess and one day I will rule the sun lands, but thankfully that day is a long way off. I was a rowdy child and when I was younger there was a war between one of our alliances and an unknown enemy. My father sent me north with my step mother while he took some of his troupes to assist in the war. My step mother and her family tried to make me more ladylike and I fought them every step of the way. One night it was storming and I was hiding in the basement when I heard a noise that sounded like someone crying. I went to investigate and found an old mirror with a boy sealed inside of it. I tried to free him but it resulted in him becoming my reflection. We became friends and I learned that he was a prince on the other side of the mirror but he had been exiled.
One day we had a fight and he vanished, concerned I looked for him and ended up getting pulled into the mirror myself! The place was what our legends call the lunar plains, it was once ruled by an evil queen and the story goes that she was banished and sealed by my ancestors in this cold place. Everything felt opposite, for example where we draw power from the sun they draw power from the moon and apparently there was to be a solar eclipse and the wall between the two worlds would be weakened. That was when they planned to make their move and take back what they felt was rightfully theirs.
After much searching I finally located my reflection-prince and together we helped stop his father and restored his place on the throne. As we were walking back to the portal we were ambushed and he threw me through the portal and shattered it so they wouldn't come after me...but it also meant that I couldn't ever get back through. I never knew what became of him, and although the memories faded and I grew up I never forgot him and went on to eventually rule the sun lands and helped them prosper.
My name is Maiiwyn, though most just call me Mai, or princess Mai if they are standing on formalities...but I don't like when they call me that, so Mai is just fine.
I am a princess of the sun lands, a series of islands to the west of Altador.
My family has ruled these lands for many generations...
Nickname: Mai or Princess Mai.
Hair: Orange/yellow with honey colored highlights.
Wings: Monarch butterfly
Favorite flower: Sunflower
Ref sheet coming soon