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Hélène's family

Welcome to Imperial Soulmates! In a gigantic and futuristic fantasy empire filled with solarpunk magitechs, Hélène is hiding that she's one of the emperor's soulmates. However, to lift the legal curse on her best friend, she will have to blackmail the emperor himself... Come read about her plans, and the world in which she lives!
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Hélène's family and one of the elite families ruling over one of the most wealthy federal imperial regions. They're well known even outside of the empire for their power, sophistication and snobbism.  
The head of family
The head of the family is proud and overbearing, but with good reason: she has powerful magic, i's clever, good at managing and manipulating people, and great at politics. This has led her to the belief that she should naturally rules over everyone. As the emperor's existence limits that ability, she is taking comfort by controlling her whole family no matter how distant the relationships, and she cannot stand when family members rebel against her dictates.   She is incredibly angry at Hélène for what she believes was truly "running away" and considers her as a stupid disobedient spoilt child. However, Hélène was good at hiding her true potential while she was still home—apart from her perfect grades at school—and so the head of the family doesn't really know of what Hélène has deprived them and is not making such a great effort to recover her.  
Hélène's parents
They're more mellowed than the rest of the family and so can understand why their daughter rebelled against having her whole life dictating to her. Still, they cannot agree with her running away and are more than slightly upset with her, but they could still not bring themselves to cut all contact with her.   With time, they've resigned themselves to the situation and are now in regular contact with Hélène and always send her rare resources and information when she requires it. They're aware Hélène's friend is suffering from a curse that can only be alleviated with rare and costly ingredients, but they've decided against using this to blackmail Hélène into coming back.
Grandmother had not changed at all since Hélène had last seen her. White hair brought up in a complicated hairdo, lips delicately pinched, and head titled slightly up in an haughty way Hélène had been horrified a few years ago to realise that she had unconsciously adopted. Grandmother had always personified nobility and elegance to anyone who met her, and too often people let themselves be blinded by the charm of the velvet gloves stroking their throat to notice below it the iron hand strangling them.
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Cover image: Grandmother by AmélieIS


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