Gwälọ-motsi (Rotari Rooteater)
34th of Ymiden 655
Born to a father who belonged to the seekers, and his mother was a priestess of Moseke. When he grew to adulthood, his father taught him much of what he knows of magic, including the art of Graft and Attunement. Then, Rotari developed an unhealthy obsession for plant-life, and began incorporating plant components into his body early on from his use of graft.
As he grew into manhood, his father died early due to illness. Due to this loss, resulting from his father’s early death, Rotari became obsessed with methods of life extension.
He began researching and looking for ways to use magic to extend lifespan of living beings. Rotari experimented on animals at first, incorporating long-lived plant species into them. Eventually he turned his attentions toward the most sacred of trees within Desnind and the Lori, suspecting that the key to immortality lie within them.
This inevitably led to his being exiled from Desnind due to forbidden experiments with a sacred grove. From there, he moved to Rhakros, where his talents and knowledge were welcome. He met Evelyn there, and they fall in love and marry in the Lissiran tradition.
She initiates him into the art of Defiance, and he quickly grows to competence. Intrigued by the call of the elemental spirits, they decide to move to Melrath to seek out greater sources of power. They drift apart in love, but maintain a tense rivalry over the following decades.
Sometime in 718, Rotari learns of the Hochojobon and their tree, and seeks it out. He tries to merge with the Hochojobon at the roots. A magical mishap results in his complete merging with the tree, ensuring his immortality but Immobilizing him entirely.
Why does he seek a student?
He wishes to find a tunawa that is capable of magic. However, knowing that this is impossible, due to the nature of a tunawa soul, he gives in to despair, accepting the occasional care package from his former wife, while awaiting the completion of his melding with the Hochojobon.
When he actually does meet Rabu and Kisaik, who show magical talent, he is overjoyed, and swiftly agrees to tutor either one of them.
Evelyn Ebonywood (birth name unknown)
Avriel Qi’ori mix
66th day of Zi’da, 666
Animal caretaking: 26
She was born in Rhakros, a half breed reject, abandoned in the swamp forests by her birth parents. At some point, she is taken in and raised by mage defier. As she grows from girlhood, she discovered that she had a fascination with dead bodies from a young age. Much to the delight of the Lisirran fanatics of Rhakros, she would dissect dead frogs and other animals she found
She otherwise enjoyed raising animals and insects, taking special favorability toward bees, and starting her own apiary. Her aviel instincts kicked in when she reached later adolescence, and she left her home to live in the wilds.
When she came back, she found that her caretaker was missing. After tracking his movements and activities, she later discovers their body being used by a necromancer.
A battle ensues between the two, where Evelyn clashes with necromancer and the two try to kill each other. However, they find themselves evenly matched arcanically, and by the time they exhaust their magic, they resolve their differences and bond over their fascination with death.
Evelyn decided soon after that she wants to control death as a way of overcoming death, and so convinces the necromancer to initiate her.
Sometime later, she meets Rotari, they fall in love and marry. Bound together by their interest in life extension, together they strive to live forever.
Sometime after they relocate to Melrath they break up, and become rivals in a love hate relationship. She brings him occasional care packages, where he has melded into the Hochojobon tree roots, sustaining him in his new existence, and takes every opportunity to taunt him.
Why is she looking for a student, and why does she teach Kisabu?
When she sees the effect that the discovery of the magical tunawa has on her former lover, her disposition is softened. She begins to, with the cooperation of her rival, teach both of them the ways of magic.