|Persis Anarane Annare Whisperwind||Feathermoon||Warrior||90||Fortune||Shield Maiden|
Persis Anarane Annare Whisperwind
Title: Wielder of Thunderfury, Destroyer of Deathwing, Vanquisher of Illidan, Champion of The Frozen Wastes and The Naaru , Scourgebane & Shield Maiden
Race: Night Elf
Religious Affiliation: Worshipper of Elune
Background & Description
Persis Anarane Annare Whisperwind was an orphan for as long as she can remember. She never knew her parents. All she knows is that she was cared for, brought up safely, and with some education, by the Priests of Elune.
Persis is nearly out of her 'teens' and so is only around 6 foot tall, yet stunningly beautiful, even for a Night Elf, with long fine Silvery hair, long lithe legs, bright shining white eyes, full of curiousity and twinkling with youth, pale pink skin, a slight muscular but very feminine form, deep red rose coloured lips and a smooth flat, almost impossibly thin tight tummy. She is always happy, very courteous and friendly, eager to help/offer assistance, and also very curious and interested in the world of Azeroth, in which she lives. Her body is unblemished, showing no wounds or permanent marks, which is suprising considering she is always seen in the heart of a battle. Now and again, on rare occasions, when she is extremely stressed, shimmering blue runes will appear on her chest and neck.
Persis has the same surname as the staunch and respected leader of her people Tyrande Whisperwind but considers this mere co-incidence. What Persis does not know, however, is that discovering her past could result in a quite incredible and astounding revelation.
She is barely out of her years of ascension, is still totally trusting, and still niave and innocent about many things. However, her path has always been one of learning, and especially the skills of her chosen Warrior art, the Sword, Axe, Mace and Shield. She wandered far and wide in her child years, learning about Azeroth. The Priests of Elune encouraged her, realising that a life in the temple was not for this spirited girl. She was encouraged by fellow travelers to ally herself within Guilds, meeting many new friends by doing so. however, in her heart, she knew she was yet to find her true home and so she continued to travel far and wide.
It was a chance encounter, or perhaps destiny, when she met Xenelia Draelanis, a Night Elf Rogue, in Feralas. The two of them struck up a friendship and Xenelia encouraged Persis to meet with of her guild family, Shardracona. She arrived late one late Spring afternoon, to the Silverwing Tavern, in Stormwind. Xenelia greeted her warmly and introduced her to her family. It was there Persis met The Guildmistress, The Lady Thiemis Shardracona, The Lady Drinlana Isil'Litla Denselde, Cleodora Silvestri, many others, and Siji Anna'Erusen Denselde. She had at last found a place called home.
A Force for Good - Aiding the Alliance
Persis was recruited by an Alliance Battle Group, the [Aegis] Alliance to assist them, as they battled the dark forces deep inside the Molten Core, Lair of the Firelord, Ragnaros, himself. These brave individuals have fought to prevent the influence of the Firelord spreading beyond the confines of Blackrock Mountain It was at this time she met and fought alongside Nictus Vael'Kyn, who would become a Valued and Dear Friend to Persis. Their brave battle has also included Blackwing Lair, the abode of Nefarian, for these brave souls have encountered his forces, also within Blackrock Mountain.
They have also taken the battle to the Brood Mother Herself, Onyxia.
Now that the Burning Legion have returned, along with the re-opening of the Dark Portal, Persis takes the fight to the enemy in Outland. She has met the famous and powerful mage Khadgar and undertaken vital mission on his behalf. These long quests have met with success, having gained access, to Karazhan, the ancient tower and home of Medivh. She travelled back in time as a Champion of Azeroth to assist the Bronze Dragonflight in protecting Medivh and the timeline.
With access to Karazhan, It was determined that powerful Demonic evils were residing within Medivh's Tower, and Persis fought with her friends, destroying Demonic leader Prince Malchezaar and his dark forces. It is believed that many other worlds and/or other dimensions may be accessible from The Tower of Medivh, therefore inderdicting the Burning Legions control of the Tower was imperative.
In Outland itself, many powerful and evil creatures also reside, which are not in the Service of the Burning Legion. These enemies are often as deadly, attempting to complete and succeed with their own schemes and dreams of power. One Such enemy is Gruul the Dragonkiller. The lair of Gruul, located Deep inside Blades Edge Mountains is guarded by numerous Ogres and, within the lair, by High King Maulgar and his loyal followers.
Persis and her friends, have managed to breach the defenses of Gruul's Lair, defeat the King and his entourage and many guards, to finally smite and slay Gruul the Dragonkiller after a long and difficult campaign.
With the defeat of both Gruul and Nightbane, Persis obtained both the and the , which when combined together, allowed her to enter the depths of Serpentshrine Cavern.
Persis approached a brave band of adventurers who are known by the name "Trial By fire". Her skilled and valued long time friend Nictus Vael'Kyn, who fought alongside Persis on many an occassion, mentioned that they were needing a brave and valiant Defender to help them confront and take the battle to the other deadly and evil forces in Outland. She was tested, alongside them, in Deadly Mortal combat, deep inside The Eye of Tempest Keep, and also in Illidan's Stronghold, The Black Temple. Persis was not found wanting, and was asked to accompany them in all future forays, battles, confrontations and adventures. The courageous young Shield Maiden was honored to accept such an offer.
Battling alongside them, She has now Vanquished the most Deadly and Dangerous foes in all of Outland, helping to protect her own friends and Kaldorei people in the process. Kael'thas Sunstrider, Inside Tempest Keep.
Persis has also battled to save the world she lives in, by being sent back in Time to support Jaina Proudmoore, Thrall, and Tyrande Whisperwind, at the Battle Of Hyjal. Like other incursions, The Bronze Dragonflight needed to protect the timeline and Persis and her colleagues bravely went forward to meet the Challenge. There she fought many of the Generals of the Burning Legion and was instrumental in Defeating one of the major powers of The Burning Legion, The Eredar known as Archimonde
The most powerful and deadly of foes in all of Outland, Illidan Stormrage The exile, The Betrayer himself, has also been confronted and vanquished by Persis and her colleagues in arms, , Persis and company, with the aid of Maiev Shadowsong, fought long and hard, facing the most deadly of dangers and foes, to reach far inside the Black Temple, to finally defeat the Self-imposed leader of Outland himself. At last, all of Outland could possibly be free.
Sword, Mace, Axe & Shield, Warrior Shield Maiden
Persis' focus, as a Warrior, is in Protection, preferring 1 handed weapons and shield over a larger 2 handed weapon.
"Protection is a state of mind, a presence and awareness of th' field of battle. To protect, y'have t' be be vigilant, responsive, quick thinkin' an' extremely mobile. They must be calm and composed in battle, and gather their energy and rage inwards and hold it. Then use that rage as a means to do what must be done to gain the attentions of their enemy and keep 'em. To pour out your energies on one foe quickly exhausts you and leaves you unable to act quickly and effectively. To be a protector is t' be the shield that stands t' defend your compnions primarily, it's t' be a strategist and t' have command of all stances you are trained in. Command of th' battlefield." - Siji Anna'Erusen Denselde
She focusses to keep her family, friends and fellow adventurers safe in times of danger. Persis has fought all across Azeroth, to stem and defeat the tide of Evil, which constantly threatens all that which she holds dear. Further more, with the return of the Burning Legion, she has journeyed and fought throughout the world of Outland, yet also closer to home, in Karazhan too. She has acquired new equipment and weapons in which to assist her against this most dangerous of enemies.
Persis has also worn many different and powerful Battle-Armors, such as many seen below. Each are Enchanted with Many Magiks to protect her whilst in battle. Each and every one is kept in pristine condition, and each is placed in pride and place, upon many mannequins that adorn her room. Persis is seen these days wielding Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker, wearing her [Glorious Breastplate], along with her Draconian Deflector.
Wielder of the Legendary Blade
Persis's pride and joy is her Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker. With The help of Shardracona, and The [Aegis] Raid force, she collected a multitude of rare and expensive materials, both Bindings of the Windseeker, from the Slain Fire Generals Garr and Shazzrah, before Slaying the mighty Fire Lord himself, Ragnaros, to collect his Essence. Finally, they journeyed to Silithus, to summon and defeat the Imprisoned Windseeker himself, and claim this Legendary Sword.
The Union of Siji & Persis
Siji and Persis have sworn before friend and family that their bond would be eternal and unbreakable. The two have been wonderful friends since their first meeting in the recently sold Silverwing Tavern. They fought side by side against countless enemies and when not in battle, spent many hours on walks through Elwynn forest, Hillsbrad Foothills, the cliffs of Stranglethorn Vale and more.
Their adventures together have taken them to the far reaches of Azeroth and recently into the realm of Outland. True friends, room mates, confidantes, it took little time for their deep friendship to blossom into something more. At first for Young Siji, understanding these growing feelings for another girl were strange, scary and unnerving. But in time and with the patience and kindness of her family and friendsm she embraced her feelings and confessed her love for Persis.
In a secluded place in Stranglethorne Vale, Siji presented a ring as the humans do and took Persis' hand in hers. Slipping the ring on she asked for them to be bound forever in the custom of the humans and before Elune and Persis, with tears in her eyes, accepted.
Honored Student and Honored TeacherPersis was offered, and accepted, to become the Thero'shan of Drinlana Isil'Litla Denselde. The young Kaldorei Shield Maiden knew she had much to understand and learn, and that her training would be hard, demanding and rigorous. She stepped forward bravely, to accept Drinlana Isil'Litla Denselde as her Shan'do. She has never backed away from anything her teacher asked or demanded of her. She became Shardracona's Keeper of the Shield, their Warrior Captain, ready to protect, help and support those she loves dearly. With the help of her family, she designed and arranged for construction of an Arena, in the Shardracona Estate, to help train Shardracona's up and coming defenders.
She also stands, ready to help and offering advise to her friends and loved ones already skilled in the arts of melee weapons and combat. Persis, is still an Elven 'teen' and has much to learn and remains the lucky and honored student of Drinlana, standing always to her right, ready to place herself between any danger and her honored teacher, to defend her, with her life if necessary.
When Friends, Family and denizens of Azeroth meet the Beautiful Keeper of the Shield, they cannot help but notice that her white shining twinkling eyes seem even more bright and intense than ever before. People remark in her presence, that they can almost sense The Lady Drinlana Isil'Litla Denselde, within the presence of the utterly Beautiful, trustworthy and loyal Thero'shan.
She was honored by helping train Astadaa Kirsantii, her friend and a skilled Shaman. Persis had helped Astadaa to become one of the most skilled in the art of axes and maces, both one and two handed, as well as passing on all the wise teachings she has come to learn and understand. Having taught Astadaa all she can, about Axe, Mace and Shield, Persis briefly took on another student, Tiforis Sevita, to train in the 'Way of The Warrior'.
Under Twig and Leaf - The Herbalist
Persis is also highly skilled in the gathering and use of herbs and plants, found throughout the lands of Azeroth. She combines her knowledge of the Herbalist, wth her skills as an Alchemist, to create and fashion beneficial potions and elixirs, for herself, her family her friends and her allies. She has a finely tuned sixth sense, seemingly able, with ease, to locate rare and beneficial plants and herbs, in little to no time at all. Many of her friends and colleagues do, on occasion, call upon Persis's skills and talents, to create, for them, many rare and powerful Magical Gems, Potions, and Elixirs.
Of Vial and Recipe - The Alchemist
Persis has studied hard, spending much time in Azeroth, as well as Outland, speaking and learning from the Alchemy Masters living there. This profession has awarded her, for all her hard studies, the rank of 'Master of Elixirs'. She is able to make many beneficial and potent Guardian and Battle Elixirs, for her friends and family, as well as many other rare potions and Flasks. Research in this area has meant learning and discovering new and rare Recipes.
In addition, she has also studied hard in the equally conmplex area of Transmutations. This has been particularly difficult for her to comprehend and much hard work led to little reward or success. However, her diligence and hard work has been rewarded with new knowledge from the various Factions in Azeroth and Outland, as well as yet more discoveries from practice and Study.
The list of closest friends and family, within Shardracona
Siji Anna'Erusen Denselde - Her True Love, Fellow Warrior & Silver Blade of Shardracona.
Thiemis Shardracona - Leader of Shardracona whose family, Persis has sworn upon axe and shield, to protect and serve.
Cleodora Silvestri - Arch-Mage and Silver Warden of Shardracona, who accompanies and aids Persis in many ventures.
Constanz Clearwater Denselde - Good Friend of Persis.
Corteran Caranmor - Quiet & Kind Hunter, who stood as second, for Persis, at her Union with Siji.
Ashyrn Gearblade - Brave Cryomage, Student To Cleodora, Fellow "Scourgebane".
Xenelia Draelanis - One of Persis's oldest trusted friends, and skillful rogue.
Astadaa Kirsantii - Good friend, and student to Persis for a time.
Sariana - Another of Persis's oldest trusted friends, powerful and skilled Druid.
Nictus Vael'kyn - Skilled Rogue, Lethal Assassin, often seen defending Persis' back, in battle.
Tiforis Sevita - Good Friend, Fellow Warrior, and student to Persis.
With Illidan vanquished, The worlds of Azeroth And Outland breathed a sigh of great relief. However, other forces of evil and destruction had recovered, licked their wounds, and were ready to strike back without care or mercy.
The Guild Home of Shardracona, in Ashenvale, was a primary target. In an assault that would have tested even the defenses of Stormwind, Shardracona's home was decimated, its family dissociated and spread to the four corners of the worlds, forced to fight and survive on their own. To The family of Shardracona, it will always be remembered as 'The Calamity !'
To this day, the wherabouts and plight of many of the family of Shardracona is still unknown, or at best spoken in rumors. What follows is what most Loremasters believe transpired to this Remarkable family's key members . . .
Thiemis Shardracona, founder of this once great Guild possibly fully embraced her growing druidic side, to become fully Feral, still inhabiting the peaceful forests of Moonglade.
Drinlana Isil'Litla Denselde, Persis's beloved Shan'do, was believed to have actually actually been one of the last of the long forgotten clan, The Silver Dragons, a fierce brood whose responsibility was to attack and repulse and utterly destroy Sargeras's Burning Legion. She is still believed missing but not slain.
Her daughter Siji, was believed to been touched and affected by Illidan, her very character becoming less loving and more cold, towards her True Love, Persis. Siji was seen many times in Northrend fighting The Forces of The Lich King. She suddenly disappeared. It is believed she was slain, becoming a Death Knight, fighting for The Lich King himself.
Xanthalia Ishaiya's whereabouts is unknown, but it is believed she is still alive and well, with her own family, married to her beloved Kaledevi.
Cleodora Silvestri is alive and well, surviving with her lovely Daughter Lathania. They reside, along with Aeristancy, in the Mage Quarter of Stormwind, with an additional small residence in the Magus Commerce Exchange, in Dalaran. Persis was invited to come and live with them all.
Xenelia Draelanis is alive and well, having disappeared, presumed captured, by elements of the Burning Legion. She visits and very occasionally stays at Cleodora's home. Xenelia is thrilled beyond belief to find that the young beautiful Persis is staying with her dear Human Mage friend
Widjit Kitclick-Winchmeyer is also well, and visits her friends from time to time, as does both Lofn and Vajraven Sorenstam, who are both good friends to Cleodora, Aeristancy and Persis. Anita conDoin keeps herself to herself, having joined another guild family. She also survived the calamity and bumped into both Cleodora and Persis recently.
Wrath of The Lich King
As the fates would decree, as one deadly enemy was vanquished, another would rise to take his place. The forces of Illidan were almost immediately superseded, by the Wrath and the forces of The Lich King, who had finally awoken, from sleep, in the Citadel of Ice. There would be no rest or respite, for the brave heroines, heroes and defenders of Azeroth!
Called to duty, Persis arrived at Valgarde, in Howling Fjord, and instantly went to the aid of the Alliance and Tirion Fordring and his Argent Crusade. She was there to help repulse the powerful forces of Arthas Menethil, the Lich King. Once Valgarde was secure, the alliance forces were able to go onto the offensive. The very imposing large castle of Utgarde Keep, and its fortified tower, Utgarde Pinnacle, dominated all views, as it stood in the centre of Howling Fjord . Heavily fortified and defended by both Undead, and Vrykul, and under the command of one of the Lich King's generals, King Ymiron, Persis helped other heroes in overcoming this formidable defensive structure.
Whilst In Northrend, it did not take Persis long to make some suprising discoveries. Her first suprise was finding out the the Humans, were descended from the vicious, larger Vrykul, who were troops for The Lich King (Howling Fjord). Secondly, She found out, that other races and Clans were also under siege by the forces of the Scourge and some from their own internal family conflicts. In her usual selfless manner, Persis chose to assisting the Kalu'ak, a race of Tuskarr. The Kalu'ak were most grateful for the young brave Shield Maiden's aid, assisting her in return with quick transportation between the major Alliance coastal bases of Valgarde and Valiance Keep, via their Giant Sea TurtlesPersis then turned her energies to also aid the famous and very powerful Dragon Queen, Alexstrasza, The Life Binder, Aspect of the Red Dragonflight. She knew Alexstrasza's Brood, were the guardian's of life upon Azeroth, and also remembered The brave Vaelastrasz, the Red Dragon, captured and corrupted by Nefarian, but who managed to imbue Persis and the brave band of Heroes present, with powerful energies sufficient to slay the valiant selfless Red Dragon. Persis never forgot this truly heroic sacrifice.
Upon Arriving at Wyrmrest Temple, in Dragonblight, Alexstrasza arranged to meet and speak to Persis in Person, face to face, with words, the young, brave and very beautiful Shield maiden would never forget. . . .
"It is good to finally meet you in person, Persis. I have known you since before you were born!."
Persis had finally begun to realise, that perhaps, she was an irreplaceable brave Heroine, whose actions might be needed from now on, to save her world, yet again, from destruction, and again, in the future. Persis's first duties were repeated sorties, riding upon Alexstrasza's powerful Red drake's, helping to defend the Temple from the Attacks of the Blue dragonflight, under the Aspect, Malygos.
Whilst there, Persis also began assisting ambassadors of the other dragonflights, also At Wyrmrest Temple. In particular, She assisted Chronormu, better known as Chromie to mortals, a key member of the Bronze dragonflight. Persis was asked to identify the leader of the Infinite dragonflight, by travelling to the Bronze Dragonshrine, with a fabled Hourglass of Eternity. Persis actually got to meet her future self, and then later in time, her past Self, as both fought the enemy. Persis and Chromie were suprsied to find that Nozdormu himself appeared, fighting the Infinite dragonflight, although both were pleased he was alive and uninjured. This suprise, however, was a sign and portent, of an even more grim 'Cataclysm' yet to come.
As Friends See or have Seen Her
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To say that Drinlana loves her beautiful Thero'shan is an understatement. The young Shield Maiden, though barely out of her 'teens' has earned her Shan'do's deep respect as well as the love of her daughter Siji. The three have become quite close and Drinlana is honored to have Persis as part of her inner family, extended family and a part of Shardracona. Her devotion, innate goodness, loyalty, gentility and innocence combine with her skill, determination and prowess in battle to form a shining force on the battlefield. Drinlana is honored to have Persis as friend, student and family member.
To Siji, Persis is a best friend, room mate, trusted companion and love. She loves Persis with all her heart and soul and considers her to be her soulmate. They have shared many adventures together and are steadily growing in skill together as well. In Siji's eyes Persis is beautiful, angelic, and perfect. In her she sees a kindred spirit and one who she cannot imagine life without. Yes the two children are at the beginning of their lives but Siji finds herself blessed to know that she will be able to share her life with the girl she loves.
Her heart as sweet as her sword arm is strong, things are never dull in the Shardracona halls while this shield maiden is plotting her next prank! Cleo still remembers seeing Persis for the first time at a guild meeting, and how she and Siji seemed such a perfect pair, and time has proven them to be a glowing ray of sunshine in her heart. Having risen to the honored position of Keeper of the Shield, she has earned Cleo's trust time and time again.
Persis is like a second sister to the young Lady Clearwater, a partner in mischief and intrigue, and a compellingly powerful sister-in-arms. Constanz has nothing but respect and love for Persis.
Xanthalia has nothing but deep affection and respect for the young shield maiden. She finds her to be a sweet, giving, kind and respectful young woman who in the face of danger becomes brave, fearless and unyielding. Watching Siji and Persis embrace their youth through rambuncteous pillow fights in the halls of Shardracona causing feathers to fly and mischievous cinnamon rolls thieveries warms her heart for she knows that this joy and playfulness is balanced with a great sense of duty and selflessness when it comes to protecting their family.
Xennie still remembers meeting Persis for the first time, a shy but brave warrior who quickly became one of her close friends. When she found herself looking for a new home, Xenelia was only too happy to encourage her to meet with Shardracona, something she still believes was destiny. Seeing how Persis and Siji are so happily in love touches her deeply, and she will fight anyone who would come between them.
When Astadaa first awoke on Azeroth, after being healed by the Spirits, she remembers her first meeting with the people of this world: Two lovely elven maidens, Persis and her beloved Siji. The two helped the lonely young Shaman find her way to a new family, the Clan of the Silver Dragon, and just as importantly, helped to mend the young shaman's shattered heart and not only reunite her with her sister, but also helped her find love in the lovely Anita conDoin. Astadaa is happy to call Persis friend and sister.
Ashyrn was immediately captivated by Persis' strength and valor, while at the same time "breaftaken" by the majestic beauty that the night elf has been blessed with. He remembers reluctantly asking his fellow friends of Shardracona for assistance and protection in his treacherous journey through the somber woods of Darkshire. It was Persis who unselfishly came to his aid, and it was her strength and skill that ultimately resulted in their survival through the evil forest. Awestruck by her skill with the sword and shield, and ever thankful to her for her willingness to battle endless waves of Scourge in order to protect him, Ashyrn dubbed her "Scourgebane," a name that he has called her ever since. Ash is proud to have met Persis, and honored to call her one of his "dearwest fwiends." Ashyrn would gladly put his life on the line for his friend Scourgebane... without question.
Quilandrius Suncaller - Who wishes the destruction of Shardracona, the death of Persis's Shan'do and the capture and personal 'Enslavement' of 'The Keeper of The Shield'. His only sister, Alaun'arra Ryn'Lara Suncaller, was mortally wounded in battle, upon attacking 'The Keeper of The Shield' in Terrokar Forest. Persis acted in self defense to protect herself, Siji and Xanthalia, who were rescuing a captured Kaldorei negotiator from Firewing Point.