- Cold steel blue
- Short dark brown
- 55 kg
Her eyes, so sharp, like hardened steel, had seen so much fall apart around her. But she herself never fell. It is amazing that we three thousand can have such a pillar of strength in her and the Ember Guards!— Resident of the Island
Clara Lupei, often referred to as ElementalShrike, is currently commander of military operations on Stewart Island, New Zealand, as well as the Grand Historian and Archivist of the Ember Guards. Clara and Dejers generally do not interfere with the operations of each other's commands: Dejers outranks Clara in the Ember Guards, while Clara outranks Dejers in the Combined Forces Command New Zealand (CFC-NZ).
Clara was born to Ukrainian parents in London, England. From a young age, she was talented in leadership, and developed a
I was not there for Romania... I will be there for humanity.— Clara Lupei, journal entry
One of Clara's biggest failings was holding back resources in the past while Russia methodically steamrolled Ukraine, Moldova, and Romania, her ancestral country. Due to her failing, thousands upon thousands of people died fighting or were executed by incoming Russian troops. Due to this failure, she feels that she is responsible for the deaths, and her fighting for humanity today is "making up" for her mistakes in the past.
Quotes & Catchphrases
"Hope is the world's brightest flame, but also its darkest prison."
"If you have built a castle in the sky, do not despair. That is where your work should be. Now, let's build the foundations under it."
Honorary & Occupational Titles
Order of the British Empire
I was surprised to see the change manifested in Clara during battle. Her normally warm, caring self, became the most cold-blooded commander I'd ever seen. Every atom in her body, it seemed, became occupied with the achievement of victory.— CFC-NZ volunteer
Clara is a highly charismatic and extroverted leader. In general, when she is not preoccupied with fighting the enemy, she appears very warm, personal, caring, and a little shy. During meetings she is heavily argumentative and opinionated, but her general "tough love" personality has built many friendships.
In battle, her mannerisms are reversed, and she seems more machine than man, calculating stratagems to achieve objectives while minimizing losses. One could say that she is controlling, perfectionistic, and overly pragmatic, but she retorts that when one controls human lives, it is one's duty to achieve perfection.
If you catch her off-guard in her study, there is the off-chance that you will see her in a less-prepared, less-shielded state. In this case, she tends to go immediately on the defensive and is easily irritable. She appears uncomfortable and makes only superficial small talk. Sometimes, she makes you wonder who she really is behind that mask of professionalism.
The major events and journals in ElementalShrike's history, from the beginning to today.
The list of amazing people following the adventures of ElementalShrike.