The Orphans of Cathorna
Cathorna's elven matriarch util her death in Fourth Cathorna
A regal elf woman of some 1200 years, Elesse is generally considered the leader of the small elven community, insofar as they have such a thing. She is a mage of some experience, and is one of only three villagers sufficiently skilled to use magic in a fight. She provides occasional magical services (the cost is generally prohibitive), but is not generous with her abilities. She will use them liberally if the settlement is under threat, but has famously refused to help magically in the cases of a lost child, several sick cows and a crop blight. She refuses to justify herself. Her place on the council is tenuous: many believe her apparent lack of commitment does not warrant a place, but sufficient people vote out of fear of losing her power to repel raiders.
During Fourth Cathorna, Elesse and Dellaran were at the dwarf bluff, preparing to defend against he invaders at the gates. Witnesses spoke of a terrible scream, a shout for help, then nothing. Dellaran revealed afterwards that she fell to ‘a withering magic’; he left for the west shortly aftrwards, stating that her death was no small matter for their people. Her name lives on in Cathorna, the Porters naming their daughter after her.