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Home! There it was. The beautiful white castle on the hill. The tiny little village filled with happy citizens. Stepping out of the carriage at the beginning of the granite road, she looked up at the home she hadn’t seen in years. A sense of elation filled her as she walked quickly up towards the front gates.

“Halt! Who wishes to enter the castle? What is your business?” spoke a guard who stopped her as she reached the gate.

She was confused, surely they had recognized their own Princess! “Princess Ebony, returned at last. Open the gates.”

The two guards exchanged glances before bursting in to laughter. “Oi, we got a mad one do we? Princess Ebony has been dead for years. Go one now, scatter!”

Dead? Ebony opened her mouth, ready to give them the lecture they so richly deserved. Rolling her eyes, instead she walked off. She refused to waste time in imbeciles! The front gate was only the most direct way to enter the castle. Stepping off the road, she circle the outside wall of the castle until she found a hidden smaller door. A secret entrance only the royal family would know. Ebony entered the gardens.

Surprise took her as she saw a beautiful platinum blond, laying out a blanket on the grass. Her sister Aibori…! Ebony moved forward but stopped just as suddenly when someone else came on to the seen. A handsome man… her prince. The prince embrace Aibori and as they kissed, Ebony ducked behind a tree. …Her Prince and her sister..?

Ebony’s blood ran hot, the jewel in the amulet around her neck sparking to life with her anger. As her fingers balled in to a fist, dark flames licked at her wrists. Rounding the tree, she was going to make sure they paid for what they did…!

A child ran up to Aibori, then a second. A third. They were a family.

They look so happy…

Backing away slowly, the flames died out. Ebony exited through to hidden door back for the village.

So this is how a wicked witch is born…

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Characters: Fantasy

Ebony

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Character Name: The Ebony Enchantress, Formerly Known as Princess Ebony
Gender: Female
Job/Role: Princess Turned Enchantress
Age: 26
General Appearance: Long black hair, twisted in a loose pony tail. Green eyes. Her clothing seems in be in an odd style between “Pretty Princess” and “Evil Witch”. A dark rose dress in a crushed velvet, gold & silver trim, with little embroidered details like lilies and stars around the sleeves and hem of the skirt. Her cloak sports hanging sleeves, a heavy hood, and in a deep shade of emerald green. Around her neck is a gold flat chain necklace with an oval shaped amulet. It’s center is a dark red stone.
Driving Plot: Revenge. Although she can’t seem to decide if it’s revenge for her own benefit or if she’s going to help others.
General Personality: Ebony was once the picture of a model princess. Charming, sweet, generous, and optimistic! Of course, tens years as a swan and coming home to find out you’re dead could change anyone’s perspective. Ebony is bitter about how her life turned out, and second guessing her decisions in life. Having spent way too much time with “bird brains”, she’s not so patient or kind anymore. Occasionally she’ll get down right rude. Carrying herself with the superiority of a Queen, she’s less and less like a little princess and more like the Enchantress.
General History:
Once upon a time there was a beautiful ebony haired princess. She was the apple of her father’s eye and the future heir to the kingdom. One day she met a very handsome prince, they fell in love and were engaged to be married! Come her sixteenth birthday, the King and his daughter were out on a carriage ride before the great surprise party that was going to be held at the Prince’s castle. The Queen and the princess’ little sister were already there waiting.

But then, their carriage was attacked by an evil sorcerer who just didn’t like anyone traveling on HIS roads. The carriage was destroy, the king died, and poor Princess Ebony was kidnapped away. She found herself turned in to a black swan and dropped off at a lake with a large collection of other cursed swans. The sorcerer was a strange one.

Years and years went by. Occasionally someone would show up trying to rescue a swan, only to be killed by the sorcerer. Finally after 10 years had passed, a prince showed up to rescue his princess! The sorcerer was defeated, all the swans became girls again, free to go home! While the Prince was giving his heartfelt speech of love to his princess, Ebony had picked up the amulet the dead sorcerer had left behind, making sure no one else of evil would get their hands on it.

Given an escort home by that shining couple, Ebony returned to her kingdom… to find out everyone assumed she was dead. Her prince had married her sister instead. Now she’s torn between wanting revenge on the people that said they loved her, and her conscience!

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