The Lady of Blossoms

“She sang within our/temple tree, she/sweetly hummed the lore/and/she will nevermore.”
-from The Champion & The Lady by Bran Skaldur

The Lady of Blossoms was the Walking God who presided over the Spring Court. She was famously slain a year before the first Starfall by The Champion in the Rebellion of Man, the latest Walking God to perish, leaving only three. After her demise, the elves of the Spring Court slowly began losing their fae form, becoming more and more human in appearance with every generation. During her reign, she was lauded for her immortal beauty, and was known to be the most powerful of the Walking Gods, still able to use her divinity to keep the wilds of Leovigild and Ackenzal lush and fruitful. Unlike her sister and brothers, The Lady of Blossoms was very active in using her divinity personally to alter the shape of her kingdom, and she interacted with members of her court on a regular basis. She is credited with the creation of amaranthine deodar and the plentiful orchards of northern regions of Ackenzal; she is especially linked to pears and cherries in imagery. Humans of these regions, though ostensibly pious members of the Ascendant Church, still tend to pay homage to The Lady of Blossoms in some of their traditions.

Now, some, especially Elves of Leovigild, seek Vestiges that may be fractured pieces of The Lady of Blossoms, though most scholars contend that it would be impossible to tell the original nature of a Vestige, as they are famous deceivers. Locales that contain these Vestiges often are unusually lush, even out of season, and attract abundant wildlife.

Her corpse still sits on her previous throne at the heart of Leovigild, the spear of Gauis still thrust through her. The site is used for various rituals among the humans that now rule the island, and some Elves opine that perhaps this is not a particularly tasteful practice.

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The Lady of Blossoms

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