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Queen-Empress Adelaide Zelda Estelle Vignette Genevieve din Corvinus (2#j$hE2È kj$2`C iR1jL¸$ rx%51É'R x5$r$`BrÈ$ 25% z6Yr5%iU), is a non-pureblood Ziplimba (Daywalker) Vampire born into House Corvinus of the Trandafir dynasty of Ardeal. She is the reigning Queen Regnant of Ardeal, Empress of the Realm of Vampires, and the Abjaksan of Eurodysia. She is also a member of the Order of Eden, and the leader of the Ardealean guild.
Queen-Empress Adelaide is also known by her regnal name "Zelda VI," and was later given the epithet "Zelda the Great" after her return from the Great Northern Aquilonis War. She also bears the nickname "Silver Bat," from which her personal knightly order draws it's name, but she dislikes being called by that.
She is also known by her childhood pet name, "Adele."
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Abilities
- 4 History
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Trivia
Adelaide resembles her mother greatly. She has natural silver platinum blonde hair and pale skin, and is tall and slender.
As Queen; in public, or at important meetings away from battle, Adelaide normally wears a velvet long-sleeved, black dress with silver embroidering. During winter, this same type of dress is made of wool.
At balls, she wears a more elaborate black and silver ball-gown that leaves her shoulders exposed. She also wears matching long dress-gloves, silver earrings and a crinoline with the said dress. She also wears a necklace with a pendant displaying her royal sigil. Her hair is also tied in a halo braid with a bun while wearing either attire.
The crown she wears, when needed, is a silver ring with a bat-shaped head with rubies for eyes in the center and a sapphire on the the forehead; the rest of the ring is shaped like a pair of inverted bat wings with the "fingers" making up the points. Many small diamonds are made into where the joints of the "wings". Being married, Adelaide also wears a gold ring on her left ring finger.
Her OKE attire is black pants and a blue shirt with the order's Emblem on it over mail along with leather armor consisting of spaulders, chest guard, vambraces and greaves that's been darkened for camouflage. As an OKE assassin she wears a hooded black shirt and pants over mail along with the same armor. When in this attire, she ties her hair into a single braid down her back.
When going incognito, Adelaide wears a simple silk black dress (wool in colder times) with a grey sash and a grey hooded cloak.
Adelaide wears heels in her Queen and ballgown attire, but wears leather boots in all others.
When leading her armies on the battlefield, she wears Zedylrian steel plate armor over a hauberk. Her helmet is an armet with bat wings on the sides, and her breastplate is a custom-made cuirass that's been shaped for her breasts; the rest of her armor consists of faulds, pauldrons, rerebraces, couters, gauntlets, cuisses, poleyns, greaves, and sabatons. Her personal royal sigil is embossed on the front of her breastplate, and she wears a black cape with silver edges. When in armor, she wears her hair in a halo braid with a bun, same as when she dresses royally.
Adelaide grew up the first several years of her life sheltered and ignorant of the outside world. As such, she scared easily and often found herself in need of aide.
After joining the Order of Knights of Eden, her training made her grow more confident in herself, becoming a straightforward person, to the point that she was able to kill an opponent without fear.
Her leadership style is to give credit to others while taking all the blame. Though a natural leader, Adelaide has no desire for leadership. She is more willing to let someone else take the reins, but her inability to defy her people leads her to fill the power vacuum instead. And as queen, unlike most other monarchs who normally let others run the kingdom in their stead, her reign is characterized by being more involved with domestic and foreign affairs. When in her own kingdom, she normally meets ambassadors personally instead of letting someone represent her.
Being a straightforward person, Adelaide had almost no spirituality before meeting her Ingdjivan counterpart, and therefore was unable to call upon her past lives for guidance until that point.
Adelaide was also notorious for having a lack of confidence and self-doubt. Before and after her coronation, Adelaide expressed her feelings of unworthiness to be reigning monarch. After the Incident at Mount St. Fleur, it eventually reached the point that she, feeling as if she'd done little-to-nothing for the Alliance in the Great Northern Aquilonis War, decided to abdicate her throne. But her achievement of pulling Crepuscul from its pedestal drove all such doubts from her mind.
As a wife and mother, Adelaide loves her family deeply. However, her love for them tends to lead her to act purely on blind emotion when she feels they are threatened. One example being, when her children were held hostage by the enemy during the Battle of Garvis, she almost gave in to the enemy's demands, and later trying to run off on a suicidal rescue mission, before being talked out of it.
Adelaide is a natural leader, being able to come up with plans, sometimes on the spot, to hit the enemy where it hurts.
Thanks to her knight and assassin training with the Order of Eden, combined with her natural vampiric heritage, Adelaide is extremely agile, even for a vampire. This makes her a skilled free runner, and thus she can quickly navigate rooftops and other terrain with ease. She can also land lightly on her feet from a height of two stories.
Like all vampires, Adelaide possesses extraordinary healing abilities. As such, wounds and injuries that would normally take days, weeks or months to heal, heal within minutes, hours, or within a few days, depending on the extent of the injury. Adelaide also has enhanced hearing and sense of smell.
However, Adelaide is a Ziplimba Vampire, and therefore is still a mortal being, and can't survive fatal injuries. Examples being a fall from a higher height than her vampiric biology allows, or massive injury to a vital organ such as her heart. Also, being a non-pureblood, she doesn't have the ability turn humans into vampires by bite. She can, however, turn other beings into vampires by feeding them her blood, an ability possessed by all natural-born vampires, regardless of ancestry.
As an abjaksan, Adelaide has the ability to read a person's memories when she tastes their blood. This ability is normally only possessed by neprefăcuts (nightcrawlers), but Adelaide is the sole known exception. When she taps into her inner self, Adelaide is able to spontaneously create and manipulate ice. Later on she discovered she also possesses electrokinesis.
Adelaide is also polylingual: she speaks Ardealui, her racial and primary language; speaks Albinese, as a lingua franca; and understands enough Tynkwor, the language of elves, to hold a conversation.
Equipment and Skills
Adelaide was trained as a knight and an assassin with the OKE. As an assassin Adelaide can expertly use many assassination tools and weapons; and as a knight, Adelaide knows how to use a blade to efficiency, be it swords, or daggers. Adelaide is also an excellent markswoman, and can hit a target with pinpoint accuracy using firearms, arrows or throwing knives.
With bows, Adelaide can accurately hit a target up to 300 meters away, depending on the quality of the weapon. She knows how to handle fire arrows as well. However, she prefers normal arrows over fire arrows due to their low reliability. Adelaide also knows how to handle other black powder weapons like bombs and grenades, and craft them as well.
Out in the field, Adelaide usually carries a sword and Zedylrian Steel dagger, a belt of throwing knives, and a crossbow on her back. When Adelaide goes into battle wearing full plate-armor, she also uses a large Heater Shield embossed with her Royal Crest.
Adelaide is also capable of near perfect stealth. Even while her appearance would normally stick out, she is capable of hiding herself from view and maintaining stealth.
When Adelaide started out as an Edener, she used a common longsword as one of her belt-weapons. In late-4541PCZ, upon a brief return to Ardeal during the Great Northern Aquilonis War, Adelaide plucked the legendary Zedylrian Steel sword, Crepuscul, from its stone. Doing so also relieved her of her doubts about her worthiness for the throne, and has used it ever since.
Adelaide Corvinus was born in Castle Arginturn to Victor and Oliva Corvinus on Yuisk 30th 4518PCZ.
For the first seven years of her life, under the care of her parents and her handmaiden Bianca Schmitz, Adelaide lived as any other princess, carefree and happy, yet maintained a caring heart.
In 4526, her life took a drastic turn when her parents and grandfather were murdered during a coup d'état attempt, orchestrated by her uncle Gustav; that same coup almost killed her too. Adelaide was traumatized when Olivia was killed in front of her when she protected Adelaide from death. Less than a month after the coup, Adelaide was again saved from assassination by Bianca and fled Castle Arginturn.
Joining the Order of Eden
Shortly into their flight from the castle, Adelaide met the Bayer family, whom would eventually become her strongest supporters, and their son her husband. The Bayers protected Adelaide and Bianca from the guards who eventually tracked them to the house, and allowed them to continue on their journey.
A week into their ride across Ardeal, Adelaide and Bianca lost their horse when the were ambushed by pursuing soldiers. The following morning they were greeted by a traveling merchant named Konrad, who gave them room to travel with him to Gritsburg.
A few days later, Konrad sold them out to the Chaotics, but this was foiled by the timely intervention of the local Edeners in Gritsburg. Adelaide was then brought to their den and listened to them talk about the current Eden-Chaos Conflict, but understood little. After the meeting, Adelaide was brought to Pompeii to sail to Toscanelli, which went smoothly save for an attack by Borgian ships on the last day.
When Adelaide and Bianca finally arrived in Siena, Adelaide was fully told of the Eden-Chaos War, and how her own uncle was one of them. Eight-year-old Adelaide pledged herself to the order that day.
Over the following eight years, Adelaide undertook many assignments as a squire and assassin in her quest to become a true member of the order, striking down Emilio de Montague (Co-Prince of Verona), Giorgio Quario (a corrupt cardinal in the Holy Papal Empire of Feficlivus), and many more.
Returning to Ardeal
In 4534PCZ, eight years after she left Ardeal, Adelaide, sixteen-years-old then, earned her rank and title as a full member of the Order of Eden, just as she learned that her homeland was on the brink of civil war, and war with the neighboring High Elven kingdom of Glajyltiae. Deciding that he had to act, Adelaide left Toscanelli for the mainland.
Arriving in Glajyltiae first, Adelaide tracked down the Glajyltian Edeners near the border with Ardeal. There she was reunited with Bianca, whom she hadn't seen in four years. Adelaide was also reunited with her aunt, Ana Torje, her mother's younger sister. After dispatching a Chaotic attack, Adelaide stayed there for a month to help get the Order of Eden branch organized.
A month after arriving on the mainland, Adelaide finally returned to Ardeal. After tracking down the rebellion, which was headquartered in Fort Ragdorf, which became the center of a town the sprang up around it, Adelaide was reunited with Heinrich, whom she would share command of the rebellion with. A little more than a week later, Adelaide led an Edener assassin team into Castle Arginturn while the rebel army marched into Zatyzrik. When she, and a fellow Edener named Ariana, cornered Gustav in his chambers, Adelaide learned some truths before Gustav outwitted her enough to escape the room.
During the Battle of Castle Arginturn Adelaide stood up above watching it unfold; all the while trying to help using her crossbow, as well as cutting down a few royal guards that found her, before she spotted Gustav trying to make a getaway.
Getting to him just in time, Adelaide forced him into the forest beside the castle and finished him off, but not before learning that her true target, Chaos Lord Edward Darach Ainsworth, had vanished.
With the battle done and Gustav's life ended, Adelaide returned to the reclaimed castle. There she was greeted by her followers and properly introduced to her young cousins. She was also reunited with her grandmother, Queen Dowager Liliana Corvinus, for the first time in eight years.
Becoming a Queen, Wife and Mother
For the first month after Gustav's fall, ending the Ragdorf Rebellion, Adelaide stepped into the role of a sovereign but was reluctant to officially assume the throne. Despite the fact that many wanted her to be Queen Regnant, Adelaide felt uncertain that she was worthy to be one. Adelaide and Heinrich spent several weeks putting down the civil strife caused by out of control lords and nobles – the sort of trouble they had been hoping to avoid, yet happened anyway – before peace was restored.
After a few weeks of personal debate, Adelaide visited her grandmother and Liliana told her that she was more worthy than anyone. The chanting "LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!" by the crowd outside finally convinced Adelaide to officially take the throne. One of her first acts was to appoint Heinrich and Alaric Bayer as Voivode and Prime Minister respectively. Not long after her coronation, Adelaide was appointed the new leader of the Ardealean Edeners, taking over from a retiring Ewan.
A few months into her reign, shortly before the end of the year 4534, Adelaide was tested for the first time when purity supremacist Count Dragoslav Nemetz, a Chaotic, instigated a revolt against her reign. Adelaide and her fellow Edeners easily brought down Nemetz and his officers, while her army, under Heinrich's command, defeated the rebel army.
A week after her return from putting down the rebellion, Adelaide met with the new Ambassadors from the State of the Teutonic Order (Ordensstaat), which included Heinrich's son Lucian. When Adelaide finally gazed upon Lucian's face for the first time since they met as children, Adelaide felt love at first sight to him, and the look on Lucian's face said that it was mutual. Adelaide was initially reluctant to admit it, but accepted that she deserved to love someone after all he'd been through.
Over the next few weeks until the end of the year, Adelaide made advances toward Lucian as discreetly as she could, finally convincing him to interact with her. Lucian was a bit reluctant due to their differing social statuses, but Adelaide persisted and declared her feelings for him. Lucian eventually gave in and assured her that the feelings were mutual, and Adelaide convinced Lucian to make love to her, but Lucian was still reluctant to call Adelaide by her name.
Their night of passion together was exposed the following week, which resulted in some political backlash that Adelaide just barely managed to silence. At the New Year's Ball the following evening, Adelaide danced with Lucian in front of everybody, making it clear to all that she had found her groom. When Adelaide snuck away with Lucian for a few minutes amidst a distraction, they laid out more of their feeling for one another and Lucian proposed marriage, which Adelaide immediately agreed.
However, their romance was interrupted when, as Adelaide made the announcement to the ballroom occupants, a trio of rebel assassins tried to kill Adelaide, only for Lucian to step in the way and take the hits himself. Adelaide's aunt Ana treated Lucian the best she could but told Adelaide he might not survive the night. Being left alone with Lucian, Adelaide berated him for doing that just as they were happy, then remembered something she read in a book: that any natural-born vampire could turn a human by feeding them their blood. Deciding it was Lucian's only chance, Adelaide gave her blood to Lucian. The next morning, Luican woke up as a vampire fully healed, much to Adelaide's glee. Two weeks later, Adelaide and Lucian were married.
On Windoni 8th 4536PCZ, Adelaide gave birth to her first son, Eduard. And two years later, on Trisca 15th 4538, Adelaide gave birth to her first daughter, Aurora.
Going off to War
|Aside from her in-laws and elder relatives, Adelaide gave birth to twelve children over the course of her life.|
|The current royal house of the Trandafir dynasty.|
|Abraham Dante Hubert Waldemar Ivan din Corvinus
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|Paternal Grandfather||Former King of Ardeal||4526PCZ|
|Abraham Corvinus, also known as "Waldemar Corvinus" or "King Waldemar III" during his reign as king of Ardeal, was Victor's father and Adelaide's paternal grandfather. A pureblood ziplimba vampire who was king of Ardeal when Adelaide was born, he initially tried to uphold old traditions to send Adelaide and her parents away when she was born, but changed his mind once Adelaide was identified the abjaksan of Eurodysia. He was succeeded by his younger son, Gustav, following the coup that left him and his elder son and daughter-in-law dead.|
|Paternal Grandmother||Queen Dowager of Ardeal|
|Queen Dowager Liliana Corvinus (née Baldwin) is the late-King Waldemar's widow, Victor's mother and Adelaide's paternal grandmother. A pureblood ziplimba vampiress originally from House Baldwin, through her mother's side she is a direct descendant of Dralghon Amurgine, the founder of the now-defunct Amurgine dynasty; thus her sons, Adelaide, and Adelaide's children are also descendants through her. She is supportive of her granddaughter, yet still tried to see her married in the old fashioned way.|
|Victor Alexander Derrick Kendrick Tazewell din Corvinus
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|Father||Former Twilight Prince of Ardeal||4498PCZ||4526PCZ|
|Victor Corvinus, a Pure-blood Ziplimba Vampire, was Adelaide's father.|
|Mother||Former Twilight Princess of Ardeal||4500PCZ||4526PCZ|
|Olivia Corvinus (née Torje), a human-turned-vampire, was Adelaide's Mother.|
|Luican Adam Corvinus
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|Husband||High Prince of Ardeal||Gopaco 9th 4519PCZ|
|High Prince Lucian Corvinus (né Bayer), a human-turned-vampire via an unorthodox method, is Adelaide's beloved husband and the father of their children.
When they got married, Adelaide wanted to make Lucian her king consort, but the government and the more powerful nobility refused to acknowledge it as Lucian was a commoner by birth (despite his family being ennobled following the Ragdorf Rebellion) as well as a knight of a foreign nation; the fact that most of the older noble families still didn't respect House Bayer proved to be a problem as well. As Adelaide's position was still delicate she could not afford to lose their support; so to placate them Adelaide gave Lucian the title of "High Prince" upon their marriage. As it was a title higher than a normal prince that did not imply sovereign authority by Ardealean standards, this compromise appeased enough of the nobility that it was no longer a problem.
|Eduard Alistair Reginald Conrad Frederick din Corvinus
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|Eldest Child, Eldest Son||Twilight Prince of Ardeal||Windoni 8th 4536PCZ|
|Twilight Prince Eduard din Corvinus is Adelaide's first child and her eldest son, and her heir apparent to the throne. Often nicknamed "Edd" or "Eddie" by his parents and siblings.|
|Cathleen Taileflaith Corvinus
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|Daughter-in-law||Grand Princess of Ardeal||Gopaco 11th 4537PCZ|
|Grand Princess Cathleen Corvinus (née O'Donoghue), a vampiress from a nouveau riche banking family from Ghlastir, is the wife of Eduard, thus Adelaide's daughter-in-law. Her family is plebeian and holds no title, thus she is only royalty by marriage.
Eduard first met at a Cathleen debutante ball in Ghlastir, which Cathleen attended to mark her entrance into society at the age of sixteen. Eduard had been in attendance, along with his friends and his mothers wards, Karl von Takt & Ryszard Jagiellon, by coincidence to get away from political matters that he was in Ghlastir for on behalf of his mother for one night.
Eduard spotted Cathleen, whom had been hiding away in a corner of the ballroom, and, with encouragement from Karl and Ryszard, asked Cathleen to dance. Cathleen flusteredly attempted to decline at first, but Eduard gently took her by the hand and led her to the dance floor where they danced the night away and their romance began to blossom.
Eduard had to return to Ardeal a few days afterwards, but a year-long long-distance relationship with correspondence by letters ensued. Finally, after a year, Cathleen plucked up the courage to go to Ardeal herself, leaving her old life behind. Arriving in Ardeal by way of Bohemia and Livia after two months at sea, the two rendezvoused at the gates of the capital, reunited for the first time since they met. A six-month courtship ensued – during which Cathleen lived in Ragdorf with House Bayer to avoid scrutiny from certain nobles – before Eduard asked Cathleen to marry him, which she agreed to without a second thought. Adelaide granted her blessing and the pair were married within the fortnight.
|Iris Aurora Karina Penelope Felicia din Corvinus
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|2nd Child, Eldest Daughter||1st Princess of Ardeal||Trisca 15th 4538PCZ|
|Princess Iris din Corvinus is Adelaide's second child and her first and eldest daughter. Often nicknamed "Iri" by her parents and siblings.
A free spirit that knows what she wants, after she turned twenty she bought a brothel, called the "Silver Rose", a decision that most of the royal family frowns upon. Her brothel caters all walks of life, from the wealthiest aristocrat to the poorest peasant.
The previous owner was tyrannical toward the workers, taking nearly everything they made and only gave them the bare minimum of sustenance. After buying it from the previous owner (whom she implied she had assassinated), Iris reformed it completely. She takes care of the men and women work there, many of whom were born and raised in the brothel before she took over, as well as the children born to her workers, giving them both a place to belong and a chance to get back on their feet when the time is right. Despite going into a profession objectionable for a member of the Ardealean Royal Family, she loves what she does.
|Isabella Vanessa Beatrice Constance Sylvia din Corvinus
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|3rd Child, 2nd Daughter||2nd Princess of Ardeal||Canagyr 3rd 4543PCZ|
|Princess Isabella din Corvinus is Adelaide's third child and second daughter. Often nicknamed "Belle" by her parents and siblings. She was born approximately a year after Adelaide returned from the Great Northern Aquilonis War. She inherited Olivia's emerald green eyes.|
|Zacharias Nicholas Leopold Malcolm Horace din Corvinus
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|4th Child, 2nd Son||2nd Prince of Ardeal||Gopaco 10th 4547PCZ|
|Prince Zacharias din Corvinus is Adelaide's fourth child and second son. Often nicknamed "Zach" by his parents and siblings. Twin brother of Phoebe. He and Phoebe are Elemental Artists – in his case an Earth Artist and a Wind Artist – the only known cases in the history of the royal family.|
|Phoebe Irene Giselle Marina Eleanor din Corvinus
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|5th Child, 3rd Daughter||3rd Princess of Ardeal||Gopaco 10th 4547PCZ|
|Princess Phoebe din Corvinus is Adelaide's fifth child and third daughter. Often nicknamed "Pheebs" by her parents and siblings. Twin sister of Zacharias. She and Nicholas are Elemental Artists – in her case a Water Artist and a Fire Artist – the only known cases in the history of the royal family.|
|Randolph Balthazar Cathrinus Gareth Sorley din Corvinus
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|6th Child, 3rd Son||3rd Prince of Ardeal||Lanayan 5th 4549PCZ|
|Prince Randolph din Corvinus is Adelaide's sixth child and third son. Often nicknamed "Ran" by his parents and siblings. A bookworm and a scholar, he spends most of his time in the library of Castle Arginturn or the Library of Taemdion at the Temple of Joril.
Compared to the rest of his siblings, Randolph has always been rather sickly and frail with a weak constitution, and always got fevers easily. Never dangerously so, but to the point that he can't do most of the things his brothers and sisters can.
That aside, he's very smart, has a high IQ, and is very well read. The one thing he does have over the rest of his siblings is his knowledge and competency, which he employs a lot when conversing with elders. He even sometimes manages to help Adelaide win an argument when negotiating with politicians and foreign dignitaries, to his mother's constant amusement.
|Horatio Sol Lucas Charlton Isaac din Corvinus
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|7th Child, 4th Son||4th Prince of Ardeal||Trisca 15th 4550PCZ|
|Prince Horatio din Corvinus is Adelaide's seventh child and fourth son. Often nicknamed "Hori" by his parents and siblings. Eldest triplet of Anastacia & Marcus.|
|Anastacia Odette Hermione Daphne Lieselotte din Corvinus
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|8th Child, 4th Daughter||4th Princess of Ardeal||Trisca 15th 4550PCZ|
|Princess Anastacia din Corvinus is Adelaide's eighth child and fourth daughter. Often nicknamed "Staci" by her parents and siblings. Middle triplet of Horatio & Marcus.|
|Marcus Gideon Rolland Gabriel Taran din Corvinus
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|9th Child, 5th Son||5th Prince of Ardeal||Trisca 15th 4550PCZ|
|Prince Marcus din Corvinus is Adelaide's ninth child and fifth son. Often nicknamed "Marc" by his parents and siblings. Youngest triplet of Horatio & Anastacia.|
|Heinrich Alfred Conan Banastre Jacob din Corvinus
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|10th Child, 6th Son||6th Prince of Ardeal||Rasanova 19th 4551PCZ|
|Prince Heinrich din Corvinus is Adelaide's tenth child and sixth son. Often nicknamed "Rick" by his parents and siblings. He was given his first name in honor of his grandfather, Heinrich Bayer.|
|Ursula Evelyne Hannelore Georgette Albina din Corvinus
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|11th Child, Youngest Daughter||7th Princess of Ardeal||Windoni 23rd 4554PCZ|
|Princess Ursula din Corvinus is Adelaide's eleventh child and seventh and youngest daughter. Often nicknamed "Ursi" by her parents and siblings.|
|Ezekiel Troy Heiko Arnaut Oswald din Corvinus
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|Youngest Child, Youngest Son||7th Prince of Ardeal||Haneyan 10th 4556PCZ|
|Prince Ezekiel din Corvinus is Adelaide's twelfth and youngest child and seventh and youngest son. Often nicknamed "Zeke" by his parents and siblings. He too inherited Olivia's eyes. He was born shortly after Heinrich Bayer died.|
|Damir Cyrille Macarius Gaspar Goran din Corvinus
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|Cousin||13th in line for the throne of Ardeal||4529PCZ|
|Adelaide's cousin by her paternal uncle, Gustav. When he came of age, Adelaide conferred on him the title Duke of Cordu and the territory of the same name.|
|Maria Agnes Cherie Georgia Euthemia din Corvinus
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|Cousin||14th in line for the throne of Ardeal||4530PCZ|
|Adelaide's cousin by her paternal uncle, Gustav. When she came of age, Adelaide conferred on her the title Duchess of Ghiol and the territory of the same name.|
|Adalgisa Hildegarde Kerstin Gretchen Corinna Vanessa von Reinhardt
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|Ancestor||Grand Duchess of Ardeal (de jure)||3651PCZ|
|Adalgisa von Reinhardt is a Neprefăcut/Makellos Vampire of Starklander origin, and is at least 900 years old. She is the ancestor of Adelaide and the progenitor of the Corvinus line, though her lineage didn't become part of the Trandafir dynasty until at least fifteen generations after her birth. That said, she is also the progenitor of at least three other vampiric lineages that make up the Trandafir dynasty today. After hibernating for a few centuries, Adelaide reluctantly awakened Adalgisa to help her and her allies in a time of crisis during the Great Northern Aquilonis War.|
|Adelaide's maternal family from her mother's side.|
|Adelaide's grandfather, and the father of Olivia, Adelaide's mother.|
|Aunt||Royal Court Pharmacist of Ardeal||4503PCZ|
|Ana is Adelaide's aunt by her mother's side. Following the Ragdorf Rebellion, she is now the Royal Court Pharmacist of Ardeal.|
|Adelaide's in-laws via her marriage to Lucian. They ascended from a modest farming family on the outskirts of the the capital to nobility for their role in the Ragdorf Rebellion and Adelaide's ascension to Queenship.|
|Heinrich Bayer din Ragdorf
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|Father-in-law||Duke of Ragdorf, Voivode of Ardeal||Lanayan 4556PCZ|
|Heinrich is the father of Lucian and Sonja, and thus Adelaide's father-in-law. Following the Ragdorf Rebellion, which he founded, his family was ennobled for their role – titled the Duke of Ragdorf – and he was appointed the Voivode of Ardeal – the Kingdom of Ardeal's highest military rank beneath the monarch – by Adelaide. He is the first person to hold the title in 300 years, and the first human to do so.
He died of natural causes shortly before the birth of Adelaide's twelfth child and youngest son.
His dukedom was centered on the town of Ragdorf. Ragdorf was formerly an abandoned military fort commandeered by the rebellion as a staging ground. Over time, as people flocked to the rebellion, a town grew around the fort until it became a permanent settlement. Sometime after the rebellion, the fort was torn down and replaced with a grand villa, which has been occupied by House Bayer ever since.
|Ingrid Bayer din Ragdorf
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|Mother-in-law||Duchess of Ragdorf|
|Ingrid is Heinrich's wife and Lucian and Sonja's mother, thus Adelaide's mother-in-law. With her family ennobled for their role in the Ragdorf Rebellion and Adelaide's ascension, Ingrid has also served as Adelaide's first lady-in-waiting since she was first enthroned.|
|Sonja Bayer din Ragdorf
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|Sister-in-law||Priestess of the Pantheon|
|Sonja is Lucian's younger sister, and thus Adelaide's sister-in-law. After the Ragdorf Rebellion, she became a priestess of the Vampiric Pantheon. Years later, she became the Grand Archpreistess of the Pantheon, second only to the Zodje.|
|Alaric Bayer din Bunuri
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|Uncle-in-law||Duke of Bunuri, Former Prime Minister of Ardeal|
|Heinrich's brother. Adelaide ennobled him as the Duke of Bunuri and appointed him Prime Minister of Ardeal following the Ragdorf Rebellion. He later retired after Adelaide returned from the Great Northern Aquilonis War.|
|Unrelated individuals whom Adelaide had taken into her household for one reason or another.|
|Karl Siegfried Frederick Robert Gerald Marcus von Takt||Former Prinz of Südwiese||4538PCZ|
|Prinz Karl von Takt, Prince Eduard's best friend, is an exiled member of House Takt, the ruling family of the Herzogtum of Südwiese, a southern territory of Starkland bordering Gallia. Disinherited for fathering illegitimate children with a lowborn woman, he and his lover took refuge in Ardeal and was taken in as a ward by Adelaide.|
|Ryszard Krystian Jagiellon||Książę of Lechia||4541PCZ|
|Książę (Prince) Ryszard Jagiellon is a member of the Lechian Imperial family. He was taken as a political hostage and as a ward by Adelaide following Ardeal's victory in the War of Jagiellon Aggression.|
Friends & Allies
|Chamberlain of Castle Arginturn||4503PCZ|
|Adelaide's closest confidante.
Originally Adelaide's personal maid growing up, since Adelaide took the throne Bianca has served as the Chamberlain of Castle Arginturn, in charge of keeping the staff and castle in order on behalf of her monarch.
- Adelaide's full regnal title is: Zelda of House Corvinus of the Trandafir Dynasty, Sixth of her name, Queen Regnant of Ardeal & Empress of the Realm of Vampires.
- Like the monarchs of the real-world United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Ardealean monarchs may choose from any of their given names as their regnal name. Adelaide chose her second one.
- The title "Empress of the Realm of Vampires" is a more lofty title that isn't directly inheritable. It denotes her as the ruler of the vampire race in its entirety, and is only given by the Zodje, the leader of the vampire religion, to worthy monarchs. The title is mostly ceremonial with no actual power, as recognition as the ruler of the vampire race, universally or not, is a matter of personal choice.
- The last monarch before Adelaide to hold the title was King-Emperor Alexander Milo Harald Jacob Felix din Corvinus, also known regally as Felix II, her great-great-great-grandfather.
- The title remained vacant until Adelaide's reign, but Gustav tried to "persuade" the Zodje to grant him the title when he became king of Ardeal but was refused. Gustav tried to exert pressure on the vampiric clergy to make them give him the title, but was forced to back down in the face of possible consequences he could not afford to incur.
- The last monarch before Adelaide to hold the title was King-Emperor Alexander Milo Harald Jacob Felix din Corvinus, also known regally as Felix II, her great-great-great-grandfather.
- Adelaide's silver platinum blonde hair is a dominate trait which comes from her maternal grandmother's side, going back at least ten generations. Adelaide's aunt Ana also has sliver platinum blonde hair, and so did all of Adelaide's children.
- The parts of Adelaide's name each have a different meaning:
- "Adelaide" is the English form of the Germanic given name Adalheidis, from the Old High German meaning "noble natured".
- "Zelda" is a feminine name of Teutonic origin, roughly meaning "Gray haired battle maiden."
- "Estelle" is a Latin-origin name meaning "star".
- "Vignette" is a feminine name that comes from the French word "vigne," meaning vine/vineyard.
- "Genevieve" is given name of Germanic or Celtic origin meaning "woman of the race."
- The "din" part of her name is a Romanian word meaning "from" used here as a nobiliary particle.
- "Corvinus" is a Latin surname roughly meaning "pertaining to the crows."
- In her youth, Adelaide was commonly addressed as "Princess Adelaide." Since her ascension to the throne, the public and bureaucracy commonly refer to her by her regnal name, "Queen Zelda." Only her family and closest friends and confidants call her by her first name unreservedly when in private, and only a handful of others are allowed to do the same.
- Also, only her family, husband, in-laws, and her closest friend and head maid, Bianca, call her by her childhood pet name, "Adele."
- Adelaide's mother, Olivia, had green eyes while her father, Victor, had brown. If Adelaide hadn't been born an abjaksan, she would've been born with green eyes.
- Of Adelaide's twelve children, Isabella and Ezekiel are the only ones who inherited Olivia's green eyes.
- Through her paternal grandmother Liliana, Adelaide her children are a direct descendants of Dralghon Amurgine, the founder of the now-defunct Amurgine dynasty.
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|Head of House Corvinus
|Queen of Ardeal
|Leader of the Order
of Eden in Ardeal
|Wielder of Crepuscul
Felix II Corvinus
|Empress of the
Realm of Vampires