The Witch Queen
Catherine Nightbreeze is the current Empress of the Human Empire, having served as such since the age of 16. Formally trained as a Witch, her ascension to the throne invoked centuries old traditions that had been nearly forgotten amongst those of the Nightbreeze Family, traditions that had been put in place to keep those ruling amongst power and reason.
From a young age, Catherine was groomed to take the throne, to fulfill a destiny that had yet to be fulfilled in centuries. Her father believed it was time for an empress to take the throne after years of corrupt men leading the Empire into ruin. Her path to the throne would not be a simple one, but she rose to the occasion when she did not have to.
With her training completed as a witch and her birthright upon her, she gathered an interesting group she had met during her travels, pulling them together at the eleventh hour when the title of Grand Duelist was evoked. The time was upon them to end the corruption and reclaim the Human Empire for everything the Nightbreeze name stood for.
Along with the Grand Duelist, the Vampire Wizard, and a ratty adventurer with a love of Dragon fire, Catherine was able to end the coup and corruption that removed her family from the throne when she was a child. Her ascension brought a new era to the Empire, one of prosperity for all, even those that loathed the Witch Queen.
All years of a royal's life are rife with politics. Allowing one to have a childhood means nothing to enemies that wish to take everything.Born as the only child of the Human Emperor, Catherine was set to live a lavish life of luxury until the day that she might take the throne. Her earliest days were spent with nannies and tutors watching after her as her father attended to the affairs of the Empire. Sometimes, she would travel with him as he left Stronghold, a nice vacation for the child, but as the political underbelly of the Empire shifted, she rarely left her father's side. The number of people she interacted with outside of her father and his closest advisors dwindled by the time she reached the age of five. Political relations in the capital became strained, so much so, that people once trusted by the Emperor turned against him, staging a coup that would have the Nightbreeze Family removed from the throne. While this coup had been in the works for years, the Emperor was finally able to put his plan regarding his daughter into motion. The beloved child would become a fail-safe of sorts, one that would hopefully restore the name of her family, but no one could be sure if she would follow such a path in the years that followed.