Queen of the Scarlet Mist
Queen of the Scarlet Mist Macvara Nerifir (a.k.a. The Usurped Queen)
The Queen of the Scarlet Mist, once known as Macvara Nerifir, is the usurped Queen of the Elves who now leads the Scarlet Host, a terrifying group of bloody ghosts.
Tale of the Usurped QueenPrior to Macvara, there were three Queens of the Elves: Meiriris Nerifir, Holara Nerifir, and Macvara's mother Orithea Nerifir. It was precedent for the eldest female heir to take the throne, and Macvara was raised for this very purpose. When Macvara Nerifir was born, a great celebration was had in the Elven capital of Camor.
The Great OperaAyulin, the famed Elven Operatic Composer whom it was rumored had been having an affair with Macvara's mother Orithea, wrote an opera in honor of the Princess named after her, "Macvara." Some say this was even done because Macvara was actually the daughter of Orithea and Ayulin, rather than Vicdan Nerifir. It told the story of a great Queen, beloved by all, who united the world together as one under her joyous rule. It was, more than anything, a prayer for Macvara's reign to be prosperous and great. A famous line in the Opera concerns a contract of friendship written by Macvara and the Dwarven King, meant to end their great conflict forever and bring peace to Elves and Dwarves alike.
"Stained red in bloody ink, our names are writ,
For yet together we shall finish it."