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Raskovnik, Panteleimon, Ellie (nickname)Theme: BrocéliandeAppearance and Personality:History:
Alraune are rare and wondrous beings, plantlike creatures born from the potent magics of Feeorin. Like the other flora and fauna of the fey forest, their beauty is deadly–their humanoid forms designed to attract and lure potential mates or victims. Yet among the alraune, there are even rarer specimens rumored to possess magical properties that many covet. Legends across Parvpora tell of a herb which could unlock anything that was covered or closed, while others say it could uncover hidden treasures buried within the earth. Such a plant was called the Raskovnik. However, the details on what the herb looked like varied so much that no one could come to an agreement. The truth in fact, was far simpler. Nobody knew what it looked like because it was an exceedingly rare find even in a place like Feeorin. So rare it was that most alchemists, treasure-seekers, and scholars believed it to be just that–a myth. Now if the Raskovnik's rarity was mythical, then how much more so would it be as an alraune? The answer can be provided by Madame Inga Wilfrieda von Velkenheim, a reclusive vampire alchemist and known eccentric among Kurayo's intellectual circles.
Following the passing of her late husband Igor Wilhelm von Velkenheim, the widow became obsessed with finding the infamous Raskovnik, eventually narrowing down its possible location…the forest of Feeorin. Aided by her loyal manservant Piotr, Madame Inga searched high and low while braving the fey forest's dangers to obtain a single seed. Narrowly escaping with her life, the fey declared that the vampire would never set foot inside Feeorin again, lest they kill her where she stood. A small price to pay for such a rare find, but no matter. The next few years were dedicated towards cultivating the precious seed, then those years turned into a decade. At last, the seed germinated and grew within the protected glass walls of a controlled alchemical environment. But as it matured, Madame Inga began to grow wary. Should word spread of her success in cultivating the mythical plant, there would be jealous eyes and thieving fingers ready to snatch it from her. Thus, she ordered her manservant to discreetly transport it among her belongings from her Irian cottage back to her manor in Kurayo.
Contrary to her paranoia, there were no thieves that day when the wagon was loaded. In fact, Piotr had done his job faithfully and to the letter. However, the container holding the precious plant specimen was a tad too loose in its bindings, and when the wheels began to roll–it bounced out of the back when it ran over a bump. The container rolled and rolled until it hit some rocks, cracking the panel somewhat. With some struggling, the little sprout managed to get free and escaped into the wild. With enough sunlight and water, the sprout grew to the size of a small child. The young alraune wandered around Iria until he was found by a kindly old woman who mistook him for the daughter she had lost years ago. Calling herself 'Babushka', she gave him the name of her late daughter, Ilya
. Ilya loved Babushka, and Babushka loved him–but their happiness did not last long. Babushka's son grew fearful of the strange child his mother had brought back, claiming it to be his sister who had long passed away. He argued, he pleaded, but she refused to let Ilya go. Finally, when the old woman was away the son chased the child out, leaving Ilya to wander once more.Clothing and Equipment:Talents and Abilities:Fantastical Tales of the Raskovnik: