MAGICAL GUARDIANS ~ These four are the gifted ones, who rely on their magical powers to help care for the Great Elvin Forest and those who live there. They were not born with this gift of magic, it was bestowed on them by the Elvin King.
SMALL SPRITES & ELVES ~
Schoolhouse Borders: Ye Olde Schoolhouse sits at the very end of Oak Tree Lane, high up on the hill. It's no longer used as a school, as there are no children living nearby, so it's become a boarding house for occasional visitors and those that don't have homes of their own.
Tea Pot Elves: The Teapot is home to an unlikely trio of elves who have been brought together by circumstance. The teapot had once belonged to a family of dwarfs, but was abandoned long ago, not a soul in the Elvin Forest knows why the dwarfs left or where they went to. It's all very strange indeed!
Gingerbread House Elves: The Gingerbread House is situated not too far from the Biscuit Barrel, but a little deeper in the Elvin Forest and all decorated with lollipops and chocolate.
Chocolate Box Elves: The Chocolate Box on Oak Tree Lane, which is just a stone throw from the other tiny Elvin Forest residents, is their home.
Biscuit Barrel Elves: The Biscuit Barrel in which they reside, some how made it's way into the forest. It is very cosy and homely inside, with decorated walls and favourite pictures of places the elves have visited along the way to reaching their Elvin independence.
Beechwood Hall Elves (formerly of the Greenhouse): Beechwood Hall is home to the smallest of elves, who once lived in the recently renovated Greenhouse (which had been a lucky find for them as they lost their original tree house and all their belongings in a fire). However, the two the boys recently purchased a lottery ticket, and much to Misty's surprise, it was the winning ticket. They sold the Greenhouse to some new arrivals and have moved in to the very grand Beechwood Hall.
FANTASY CREATURES ~ Are mythical beings, dragons, unicorns, centaurs & mermaids who share the Great Elvin Forest with others who have made it their home.
Theron grew up in the Elvin Forest and never knew who his real parents were. He was brought up by an elderly aunt, who saw to his daily needs, but very rarely spoke to him. It's probably the reason he's not quite the "people person" he'd like to be and why it took him a long time to make any close friends.
He has a cheerful nature, most of the time, however, when he is grumpy, he has quite a stern look upon his face. Theron also tells it, as he sees it, and unfortunately his comments are quite often misunderstood, which is probably why many forest folk have mixed feelings about him.
Ondine, a Guardian Water Sprite, is the mother of his child Hera and understandably, he is much loved by them both.
Her mother is a Guardian Water Sprite and her father the Ipotane King. Most animals who live in the forest presume it was an arranged marriage without love, however, they are quite wrong, the couple are extremely happy together.
Unbeknownst to her parents, this young princess often wanders deep into the forest to meet with her friend Pegasus, even though she was forbidden to wander so far from home. Hera has high hopes that one day, when she is all grown up, she and Pegasus will marry. Though that doesn't seem really likely, after all, who ever heard of a centaur marrying a flying horse!
Although his home was Atlantis, Pegasus has always liked to travel and according to legend, everywhere this beautiful winged horse struck his hoof to the earth, an inspiring spring burst forth. One of these springs was right here, deep in the Elvin Forest and it was his great love for the forest's peace and serenity, that enticed him to make it his home.
He was the smallest egg in the clutch and when he emerged from his egg he was only a tiny wee dragon. Under normal circumstances, he probably wouldn't have made it to the age he is now, but his mother loved him so much, she gently nurtured him until he reached an age where he was able to fend for himself.
Singe grew to be a confident dragon, despite being bullied by the other young dragons. Being small and constantly ridiculed by his peers, could have quite easily made him feel forlorn and humiliated. Nevertheless, his courage and enormous strength of character, helped him to remain very positive and retain his soft caring nature.
He became very friendly with all the other creatures that lived in the forest near by and would visit them often. Sometimes, during the cold winter months, when the twigs needed to start a fire were damp with rain, he would huff and puff until he could raise enough flame to dry the twigs and get a campfire burning for his forest friends. Actually, if it wasn't for Singe, most of them would have suffered the most terrible frost bite.
This blissful ignorance allows Sybil to spend the daylight hours chatting and playing with all her animal friends. Having been surrounded by them most of her life, she understands their language perfectly, though she does at times, have a little difficulty speaking all the different dialects.
The area of the forest where Sybil lives, is just a short distance from Oak Tree Lane, but far enough away that she has a little privacy. She has made a comfy home for herself in the old granite crypt, which was built a short distance from the path that runs though Bluebell Dell. It's a very pretty spot and Sybil is happy there.
Atargatis is as kind, as she is beautiful, though not the colour one would imagine a mermaid to be. Her hair is long and fine, her skin is smooth and her tail of pretty pink scales glistens like raindrops in the sunshine when she's happy.
However, Gaea is more commonly known in my story as Mother Nature, who wanders the Elvin Forest in human form. Her skin is the colour of the streams and trees combined, her long flaxen hair is bedecked with flowers and berries, her scent is earthy, yet sweet and succumbing.
She is extremely petite (some might say she's really quite tiny) and although she has great power, Gaea prefers not to use it to her own advantage and for most of the time she remains invisible to those living in the forest.
At times, she changes her image and walks through the forest unseen and unheard by those living there, touching things gently with her fingertips as she passes, turning the almost dead greenery into flourishing blooms.
May is his favourite season and he is extremely fond of simply wandering through the forest watching the shafts of sunlight playing onto carpets of bluebells. And as the flowers appear, so do the butterflies, it is such a pretty sight to behold.
In as much as Nomios cares for all the animals, it's this time of year when he bows to the wishes of Mother Nature. The rabbits have been breeding since late winter and with numerous rather naïve youngsters busily cropping the grass, he allows the foxes and stoats to satisfy their own requirements.
Nomios has a beautiful smile which can be quite seductive when the mood strikes and he has managed to acquire a reputation of being a ladies man. He is also very musical and has a strong passion for playing the flute, like the great Pan.
Atlantes was fiercely protective of Ruggiero and used his sorcery to imprison him in his invisible castle on the top of Ice Mountain and far from the Elvin Forest. Ruggiero finally escaped from the castle by melding with the hippogriff Fleetfoot and flying to safety.
It was there, where the powerful sorcerer in a fit of rage, froze Snowdrift's parents to solid ice. He was very lucky to escape suffering the same fate.
TINY FLOWER FAIRIES ~ Live in the Giant Mushroom
which lies just near the edge of the forest, not far from Sybil von Raven but across the lane and on the way to Troll County. Their home is quite modest in size, as one would expect of a mushroom, but it's extremely comfortable inside. However, fairies prefer to spend most of their time outdoors.
Li is also the senior fairy and as such makes all the decisions regarding the other two.
TINY ANIMAL SPIRITS ~ One supposedly sly and deadly, the other presumed kind and caring, neither one able to use their spiritual powers within the boundaries of the Great Elvin Forest. Whilst there, they remain in almost human form.
TINY HALFLINGS ~ The Greenhouse is home for the halflings who have recently arrived in the Elvin Forest, which was formerly owned by the tiny elves, Misty, Mossy and Hollow.
Halflings are neither elf nor human, though they are the size of a small elf and look human, they have no powers and prefer to be left to their own devices.
TINY ANTHRO & CRITTERS ~