A mature beauty who is cordial, driven and one of the most powerful magic users of this or any age.
The Grand Illuminated Crane was born 825 prior to the fall of the Solar Deliberative, as a young girl she had a great love for music, the arts, but mostly for literature. She would spend hours upon hours in study reading anything and everything which the grand folio had in store. Shortly after her 25th birthday, she went on a hike up a steep trail. Crane refuses to talk about what happened next, but she returned home that day blessed by the many faced goddess, Luna. The Deliberative was soon by to escort her to her Solar Mate and post.
It was at this time that she met he only person she had ever known with a love of books beyond her own. His name was Caldo, her mate and a scant 253 years her elder. Together their shared lust of books and endless delving into the secrets of sorcery lead all over creation the heavens and to many provocative stories, compromising situations and hilarious anecdotes. Love blossomed in the young and impetuous couple and their affair lasted until the fall…
In the shadows, where all evil can hide and move unnoticed or tempered by either Luna or the Unconquered Sun’s luminous face, it struck. A routine trip to the South to investigate an odd report of a Fair Folk attack by the Merciano clan. A conspicuous report by the Sideral counsels, but worth investigating, it was there that the trap was sprung. While investigating a ruined keep, rumored to be the base of operations of the offending incursion the trap was sprung.
A troop of no less than 50 Dragon Blooded ambushed them, hardened warriors trained not to show emotion, or mercy Caldo and Crane were doomed from the start. After using their sorcery to bye a few moments they steeled themselves for the inevitable affliction the was about to ensue. Caldo was mortally wounded within seconds and the troop switched their attention from the dying Solar to the Furious Lunar Sorceress that was before them. A well aimed blow by the and the lights went out….
Sensations, a cold rock floor, not the dry dirt where she had been…Panic.. Where was she…. and then the smell overtook her, as her eyes opened and her vision started to clear the familiar smell, paper… her beaten body, her swimming head, put it together, the crisp of autumn, the smell of paper, the cold stone floor, it made sense… She was at the Library Manse. In an instant she was both at ease and on edge. The door burst open and in rushed a squad of the troops, Dragon Blooded and a handful of heroic mortals, if it was a battle they wanted there was no better place that she could think of to make a stand.
Through the daze she heard her name and “By the Glories of Yu-Shan she’s alive.” A voice she recognized, as the Radiant Golden Bear of the Grand Northern Army, Captain in rank only, but a 1000 year exalt. “Take her to the infirmary. She is now in our care, and will be a needed voice in the council.”
Crane composed herself and accepted the assistance of the Inner Guard. After having her wounds dressed and receiving a fresh set of clothes. She went to The Council…
It was there at council that it was decided to move the manse through magical means to the desolate Outback at the site of a former Dragon King Strong-hold. After the spell had been cast Crane and her Circle mates went to the inner-most arsenal and entered into Bear Sleep Technique only to be woken at the utmost end of need of the senior members of Inner Guard or imminent danger to the Fortress Manse itself. And that was when the long night began….
She is now in her second 200 year term as regent, and has built up good relations with both the Dragon Kings and the Dragon Blooded Kingdoms.