Mellia Saiciae


Who am I?

Mellia Kirse’s Daughter

Tribe, Clan, Class

Noble healer of House Saiciae, Nochet.

Family Tree

Mellia family tree
Family tree for Mellia across 4 generations.

Appearance

Mellia looks very Esrolian, with kind brown eyes. Her dark brown hair is often in simple braids. Mellia’s Clan Saiciae tattoo is on her upper chest, a stylized flower in shades of red surrounded by a green circle.

History Prior to 1625

In 1582, the Lunars invaded Sartar. Sartar asked its allies in Esrolia to help. Mellia’s grandmother, Grasta, head of House Saiciae answered the call. Grasta fought at the Battle of Grizzly Peak. She fell defending the Feathered Horse Queen.

Kirse, Grasta’s eldest daughter, inherited leadership of House Saiciae. Kirse, still alive today, often had to defend her people and their allies. Kirse takes her duties as a noble seriously. Mellia is the third of her daughters.

In 1616, a large Barbarian Ditali army invaded Esrolia and the Holy Country generally. At the same time, Harrek the Beserk and his Wolf Pirates attacked from the sea. The God King Belintar disappeared and the normal tournament of the Masters of Luck and Death failed to produce the normal reincarnation.

Kirse fought the Wolf Pirates and won.

In 1618, the Solanthi warlord led an army into the Holy country, avoiding a major battle.
Kirse went out to fight and survived.

In 1621, the Great Winter struck, harvests were poor, and there was general hunger. Kirse and her people survived the Great Winter, but they were miserable.

1622 is the first year Mellia appears in recorded history. Technically that’s ‘Great Winter, year 2’, but that year there’s also a Civil War in Esrolia. Mellia, then a very young healer, went to heal those affected by the civil war. Mellia survived the Civil War uneventfully, but a Lunar Army invaded and besieged Nochet, the great city. Mellia was caught inside Nochet. For her work saving lives, Mellia was blessed by Queen Samastina and given many gifts.

Queen Samastina insisted that Mellia accompany the army of Nochet and Harrek the Berserk. They attacked the Lunars at Pennel Ford. Harrek went berserk and nearly chopped Mellia in two during the fighting, while Mellia was trying to get a fallen ally to the healers’ tents. Mellia bears a hideous scar on her left side to this day. This is when Mellia decided that war is a form of madness.

1625 was an eventful year. Argrath, King of Pavis, marched on Sartar, to try and drive back the Lunars, but was beaten back. The Lunars tried to consecrate a new temple to the Red Goddess, but some Orlanthi heroquesters broke into the ceremony, and hijacked the ceremony to awaken the Dragon on which it had been built.
Mellia witnessed the Dragonrise.

Afterwards, Mellia went to see the Old Tarshites anoint a new King. She witnessed the Shaker Priestesses acclaim Unstey as King.


Logs

The following logs are sorted chronologically by year and season. These predominantly emerge from text-based role-play.

  • Meeting Mellia
    1613: Varanis and Mellia are approximately 9 years old. Varanis has only recently moved to Nochet.
  • Tea Time
    1615: Young Varanis took a tumble and Mellia will fix her (11 years old)
  • Party Planning with Mellia
    1626, Sea Season, Movement Week, Clayday. Mellia comes looking for Varanis, who is skulking in her rooms in the Palace at Boldhome.
  • VS 026 Advice
    Varanis — 1626 0590 Unwanted Advice ????, Sea Season, Stasis Week Context 1626, Sea Season, Stasis Week, Godday? Evening sometime. On the road to Clearwine. Varanis engages in a series of conversations. Events After the group has made camp for the evening, Varanis comes ...
  • VS 050 Uzko Aftermath
    Varanis — 1626 0685 Uzko Aftermath ????, Fire Season, Stasis Week Context 1626, Fire Season, Stasis Week, Windsday After the fight at Greyrock Cave, where the Uzko Death Lord escaped. Events Here follows a series of conversations had by Varanis in the aftermath of ...
  • Psychology and Politics
    Mellia — Pnp ????, Fire Season, Stasis Week Context 1626, Fire Season, Stasis Week, Windsday The party is now at the village of Greyrock Falls, having returned mostly intact from the fight in the cave. Events Mellia goes looking for Dormal before everyone ...
  • What price?
    Mellia — Price ????, Fire Season, Stasis Week Context 1626, Fire Season, Stasis Week, Windsday The party is now at the village of Greyrock Falls, having returned mostly intact from the fight in the cave. Events Mellia goes looking for Varanis, probably during ...
          • Home With Venlar
            Mellia — Home With Venlar 1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context 1627 Sea Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday to Waterday. Contains MAJOR Spoilers Events Just after Sacred Time, Venlar gets a message that makes him stop dead as he reads it, and then check carefully where ...
          • Home With Venlar II
            Mellia — Home With Venlar Ii 1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Waterday to Clayday Eve. Big Spoilers but if you have read the last one you should read this one. Events Mellia listens to Venlar sing and falls asleep smiling. The ...
          • Home With Venlar III
            Mellia — Home With Venlar Iii 1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Clayday Contains major spoilers for potential future plot. Events Overnight, Venlar is attentive and attracted and worshipful, a happy man with the weight taken off him, trying ...
          • Home With Venlar IIII
            Mellia — Home With Venlar Iiii 1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Windsday. Events Mellia will supervise the packing. Bring the children, or not? Venlar thinks so – otherwise, their Tradetalk is limited and they will not know what is happening. The ...
          • Home With Venlar V
            Mellia — Home With Venlar V 1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Windsday. Events Venlar shows Mellia around the courtyard properly now. In the daytime it is easier to see what is there. A rectangle at one end is cleared ...
          • Home With Venlar VI
            Mellia — Home With Venlar Vi 1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Windsday. Events Thenaya is by now in the kitchen, checking jars and herb bundles. It smells of dust and old greenery and new onions. She has exchanged her ...
          • Home With Venlar VII
            Mellia — Home With Venlar Vii 1627, Sea Season, Disorder Week Context Sea Season, Disorder Week, Windsday to Godday. Events Farm roll for Mellia, to understand the fields: There a some patches out here that are in bad trouble. Hengrast’s people would be ...
          • Away With Venlar I
            Mellia — Away With Venlar I 1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week Context Sea Season, Harmony Week, Waterday Events That party that arrives in Boldhome is Venlar, Mellia, and a dozen people plus Yamia, who is definitely a person. Venlar looks disappointed in her when ...
          • Away With Venlar II
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Ii 1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week Context Sea Season, Harmony Week, Waterday to Clayday Eve. Events After visiting the Temple of Air late in the afternoon of their arrival, to talk to Tennebris, Mellia and Venlar have gone to ...
          • Away With Venlar III
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Iii 1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week Context Sea Season, Harmony Week, Windsday. Events Venlar has about 10 thralls and bodyguards with him, as he’s in charge of the party. Those include people looking after Fera. A cook, a general ...
          • Away With Venlar IIII
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Iiii 1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week Context Sea Season, Harmony Week, around Fireday. Events Yamia has had her chariot brought up to Boldhome, saying she should remember exactly how to drive. She has her riding horse and a groom ...
          • Away With Venlar V
            Mellia — Away With Venlar V 1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week Context Sea Season, Harmony Week, around Wildday. Events There are a few other cases of fever in town, but none that get worse despite treatment. It is certainly safe to leave. Yamia drives her ...
          • Away With Venlar VI
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Vi 1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week Context Sea Season, Harmony Week, probably Godday. Events Mellia gets up at some point in the morning and remembers to get dressed before getting out of bed. The sounds of the room around her ...
          • Away With Venlar VII
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Vii 1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week Context Sea Season, Harmony Week, probably Godday Events A couple of people drop by the Temple to deliver food, and in one case a bundle of spices and a small boy with his ...
          • Away With Venlar VIII
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Viii 1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week Context Sea Season, Harmony Week, Probably Godday. EventsMellia is quiet on the way back. “Does the wyter wish to see me?” Haralis walks beside her for a few moments while he considers that. ...
          • Away With Venlar VIIII
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Viiii 1627, Sea Season, Harmony Week Context Sea Season, Harmony Week, Probably Godday. Events “Yamia! When you get a minute, can we talk in private?” Mellia asks. Yamia steps back, and with a tiny smile to the man who beat ...
          • Away With Venlar X
            Mellia — Away With Venlar X 1627, Sea Season, Death Week Context Sea Season Death Week, Freezeday Eve to Freezeday. Events The shrine is quiet. Tathia, bundled up against the cold, is banking down the fire in the main area. She looks prepared to ...
          • Away With Venlar XI
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Xi 1627, Sea Season, Death Week Context Sea Season, Death Week, Freezeday. Events Meanwhile, back at the village, Mellia is directed to where Dogva is out seeing to ploughing. Mellia goes over there. She would wait for a lull before ...
          • Away With Venlar XII
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Xii 1627, Sea Season, Death Week Context Sea Season, Death Week, Freezeday. Events Later that day, after a run with horses, Venlar comes into the Temple of Chalana Arroy. He is covered in mud, the spectacular covering of someone ...
          • Away With Venlar XIII
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Xiii 1627, Sea Season, Death Week Context Sea Season, Death Week, Waterday or Clayday. Events There is another day. Venlar has plenty of extra clothes, and over the bright shirt he chooses, he wears the warm horse-hide cloak. After ...
          • Away With Venlar XIIII
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Xiiii 1627, Sea Season, Death Week Context Sea Season, Death Week, Waterday. Events Mellia does her best to get the body back to the horses. The body can go on Mellia’s horse and she will walk. The cat is considerably ...
          • Away With Venlar XV
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Xv 1627, Sea Season, Death Week Context Sea Season, Death Week, probably Waterday to Clayday. Events Mellia blushes. “I should go thank the Chief. The hunter’s back with us.” “Can you walk?” He winces. “Do you want an arm?” “Yes ...
          • Away With Venlar XVI
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Xvi 1627, Sea Season, Death Week Context Sea Season, Death Week, likely Clayday. Events The weather is good, with a light rain holding off until mid afternoon, although the chariot would still not be able to get through. Just ...
          • Away With Venlar XVII
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Xvii 1627, Sea Season, Death Week Context Sea Season, Death Week, Clayday or Windday Eve, Events Yamia then says, “A change of subject: what have you heard from beyond the river?” to Irillo. Venlar’s arm snakes around Mellia’s shoulders again. Mellia ...
          • Away With Venlar XVIII
            Mellia — Away With Venlar Xviii 1627, Sea Season, Death Week Context Sea Season, Death Week, Likely Windsday eve to Windsday. Events Half an hour later, Venlar comes up to bed. “He did not like the idea. I am not sure he trusts me.” “Salid ...
          • Yamia’s Web
            Mellia — Yamias Web 1627, Sea Season Context Sea Season, the day of the group’s arrival in Boldhome. EventsOnce everyone has settled into the White Grape, Mellia goes looking for Yamia. Mellia will try her room first. Yamia calls, “Who?” in answer to that ...
          • Serious Talks In Boldhome
            Mellia — Serious Talks In Boldhome 1627, Sea Season Context Sea Season in Boldhome after Varanis and Xenofos had been in the palace Events Mellia finds Xenofos in the White grape inn. He is writing something.“Hello, Xenofos,” says Mellia. “Will you be finished with ...
          • In The House Of Baths And Love
            Mellia — In The House Of Baths And Love 1627, Sea Season Context Late Sea Season, After Mellia had talked with Xenofos Events The magnificent house of Uleria looks inviting in the afternoon sun. Door of Baths, Door of Common meals and Door of ...
          • In Nochet I
            Mellia — In Nochet I 1627, Sea Season Context Late in Sea Season. Events Mellia arrives in Nochet. Mellia did go talk to the priestess of Uleria without him. Also, Yamia probably should not travel. Venlar has been left behind, for Orlanth has to arrive. ...
          • In Nochet II
            Mellia — In Nochet Ii 1627, Sea Season Context Late Sea Season Events When Mellia sends to find out, Dormal is not easily found, but eventually a servant admits that he is often believed to be at his estate – this said with ...
          • In Nochet III
            Mellia — In Nochet Iii 1627, Sea Season Context Late in Sea Season, as Mellia prepares for her wedding. Events The house will be buying in food for the wedding, Mellia discovers, as well as hiring several top chefs for the main feast, and ...
          • In Nochet IIII
            Mellia — In Nochet Iiii 1627, Sea Season Context Late in Sea Season, when Mellia is in Nochet. Events Mellia enters the temple of Chalana Arroy. She’s carrying her satchel and an invitation for the Chief High Healer. If any of her friends are ...
          • In Nochet V
            Mellia — In Nochet V 1627, Sea Season Context Late in Sea Season, in Nochet. Just after the last scene. Events Erna is found on the very highest level of the hospital, laying flowers at a statue. She is just finishing as Mellia finds ...
          • In Nochet VI
            Mellia — In Nochet Vi 1627, Sea Season Context Sea Season, just after Mellia has invited the High Healer to her wedding. Events At home, there is another letter waiting for Mellia, this one with Venlar’s name scraped into the wax. There is also ...
          • In Nochet VII
            Mellia — In Nochet Vii 1627, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday. The day the groom’s party arrives in House Saiciae. Events The first day of Fire Season comes, and no message… Noon… Still nothing. Then in the afternoon a ...
          • In Nochet VIII
            Mellia — In Nochet Viii 1627, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday, in the courtyard of the Saiciae. Events The place is full of the powerful and rich – many of Mellia’s closer cousins, Kirse’s allies within the house, a ...
          • In Nochet VIIII
            Mellia — In Nochet Viiii 1627, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday, after the arrival of the groom’s party. Events Ahead, Kirse is showing Jengharl to a seat in a hall decorated with flowers. He asks her to sit, if ...
          • In Nochet X
            Mellia — In Nochet X 1627, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday. Mellia needs to plot not being kidnapped by Venlar for what might be a very long time for the young man. Events Mellia: Mellia hurries off to change ...
          • In Nochet XI
            Mellia — In Nochet Xi 1627, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday. Mellia now has guards on her to stop Venlar from stealing her. Events With three men trailing after her, and Yelnor going first through each door, getting aroudn ...
          • In Nochet XII
            Mellia — In Nochet Xii 1627, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, Disorder Week, Freezeday. A chaperoned meeting. Events Yelnor leads the way. The garden is already bustling with people. Jengharl and Venlar are there, and so are half a dozen guards, mostly older ...
          • In Nochet XIII
            Mellia — In Nochet Xiii 1627, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, Disorder Week, Waterday. Venlar keeps courting Mellia Events A letter the next morning brings this: You were born on the brightest of daysThe noonday sun cannot whiten your dress furtherIn your ...
          • In Nochet XIIII
            Mellia — In Nochet Xiiii 1627, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, Disorder Week, Waterday. Events Diary/LogA few minutes later, Venlar excuses himself to go see to a private matter, a polite euphemism. Jengharl asks Mellia, “Would you like to spend a little ...
          • In Nochet XV
            Mellia — In Nochet Xv 1627, Fire Season, Disorder Week Context Fire Season, early Disorder Week. Jengharl has not yet told Venlar the bad news. Events A couple of days pass. Each day there is poetry from Venlar. You are the daughter of greatnessDark hair ...
          • Being Needed
            Mellia — Being Needed 1627, Earth Season Context Late Earth Season, morning of the second day in the Blue Tree. Events It has been busy in the Blue Tree. Venlar brought Yamia, Yamia brought a wetnurse and an attitude, and the warriors have upped ...
          • Mellia Mends
            1627, Dark Season: Mellia tries to help Venlar make amends after he got a bit heavy-handed in his match-making attempts.
          • Movement And Action
            Mellia — Movement And Action 1627, Dark Season Context Dark Season, very early on. Spoilery for events in Boldhome over winter. Events Venlar has habits to stop himself from worrying about Mellia being busy or over-working himself. He practices with his sister, or entertains the ...