V.O.C. of the People
Avinnia "Avi" Elon
Telekenetic Harpy; 1st Mate on the Songbird; Captain of the Birds of Paradise
Avi, as she prefers to be called, has bond and blue hair, one gold and one blue eye, gold and blue feathered wings, and talon feet. She dresses as a Smuggler Queen after she becomes the Captain of the Birds of Paradise, in a beautiful skirt and corset tailored to her body and wings.
Birds of Paradise
Avinnia’s small smuggling ship and crew.
First Mate: Charlie Dupont
Quartermaster / Second Mate: Jamal Smeb
Little Tip – He was found on Christmas Island, only bird so far that can really speak Dutch, a blue Fairy Wren
Oria – She was found in the Caribbean, a Saffron Finch
Ouluck – She was found while traveling the sea, a Sandwich Tern
Christmas Island Birds – Original Flock; including the Christmas Island White-eye and the Christmas Island Thrush
Sea Birds – Used particularly by Farrah to send correspondents Dr. Crustevya while on route to Tripoli; including Sandwich Tern, Black Tern, and Gull-billed Tern
Batevia/Indonesia – Green Broadbill, Fairy Pitta, Fawn-Breasted Bowerbird, Crested Jay, Mountain Tailorbird, White-Eye, Blue-Winged Leafbird, Sparrows
The Caribbean- Saffron Finch
Dashiell – Former best friend, helped her escape from her parents, was in love with Avi but never got the chance to be with her; executed by Avi’s father for setting her free
Kharrakh – Former Ker to Avi’s Okraik; though there were mutual feelings, nothing ever happened between them and eventually Avi sent him back to Vandagen.
Jamal Smeb – Currently in a romantic relationship with Avi, though he keeps it professional whenever they are working. He had a long time crush on her but after they were dismissed from the Songbird, her feelings developed.
Adam Van Hett – Brother of Phillip, and trusted by Avi, she occasionally corresponds with him and asks for him to pass messages on to her sister (the first time being a feather to let her sister know she was alive)
? – Tailor in Batavia
Aleid Elon – Older sister of Avinnia, means the world to her but has only had minor contact through Adam.
Iures – Harpy mother, Avinnia can call upon her psychically. Their relationship is only just beginning as Avi has no memories of her life before her birth to the Elon family.
Avinnia was born the second daughter of the Elon family. The Elon family come from the Dutch nobility of Denmark. They live on Iceland, running the city of Reykjavik. She was born a normal, human child, but to the dismay of her parents began to sprout feathers by the of six. These feathers were easy to hide in the beginning, but by twelve her arms had mutated into wings and her feet were beginning to change into talons.
At first they just shut Avinnia away from the world, and she continued to grow older, and more neglected. By the age of fourteenth, she begged to be free, from her cage, a single bedchamber that had been all she had seen in four long years. Her parents denied her request. wanting freedom, she attempted to escape.
When caught her parents realized they were not going to be able to keep their hideous daughter hidden from the world forever. Instead of letting her be free, however, they decided that she would have to be killed.
On the eve of her next birthday, she was allowed to go out onto the closed off property. Unknowing to her parents, the man that they had hired to kill her was not so willing to kill the misunderstood girl. Together they faked her death, easy enough as he was supposed to dispose of the body in a place that would never be found. Instead he aided Avinnia in her escape from her parents and from Iceland.
To her dismay, everywhere she has gone since, she has been met with fear and hostility. In her heart, all Avinnia wants, underneath it all, is the same thing we all want, to be accepted and loved.
After so long away from her family home, Avi has discovered that she misses having arms. Several weeks of subconscious dreams, though none that she can recall, her weird has taken it upon itself to grow her new arms. She has decided to learn how to become a smuggler, under Captain Phillip, as well as learn important lessons on how to be a lady, to add to what she had learned as a child.
At the beginning of the campaign she almost seventeen. Her birthday is 10/31. She can speak Dutch, Icelandic, and Malay (learned from reading minds).
Avi has a mostly human form, though her feet have mutated, becoming large and having talons instead of toes, and wings grow out of the same shoulder joint as her arms.
Avi has Telekinesis and has recently discovered the ability of Telepathy.
Ewald Elon – Dutch noble, runs the city of Reykjavik, particularly in charge of trade; name means ‘law, custom, right and rule’
Janneke Elon – Dutch noble, wife of Ewald; names means ‘god is merciful’
Aleid Elon – Oldest daughter of Ewald and Janneke, heir to the Elon name and business; name means ‘graceful and noble’
Avinnia Elon – Youngest daughter of Ewald and Janneke, thought to be dead