Character Introduction: Eveline

Role in party: Seneschal

Eveline locks the door softly behind her. Her room is as she left it, run down but neat, scrolls spread across the desk and cracks in the walls. She turns the letter over in her hands, fingers lingering on the edges. Deep in her chest Eveline knows it to be bad news, and opens it the way one would unwrap a wound, fast and desperate.

“To my dearest Eveline,

How could I ever say thank you for all you’ve done? The words seem small, but know that I am grateful. I must ask you one last favour, as I won’t be here much longer. Please look after our friends and comrades, but especially Flicker. The rest have grown, but Flicker can still be found getting into trouble.

I lived a long and good life, and you were a key part of that. I worry for you dear Eveline, and I’m sorry that I must leave you now, but my time has come.

For what it’s worth, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Until we meet again.”

Eveline lets the parchment fall to the floor in silence.

Sometimes she wonders how many more Heroes she can see rise and fall, how many more loved ones she can survive being taken from her. The answer is always one more, but she fears the day that changes, for like all things it too must come.

Another Hero taken from Etheria, another dear friend lost to the march of time. Alone, Eveline realises. Once more, she is alone.

Over time, we will introduce various characters and heroes in the world of Puzzle Quest 3 in these short story segments