Aviel Muur

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Aviel Muur
Full Name: Aviel Muur
Alias Aviel

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Physical Description
Gender: Female
Species: Elf
Race: Elfinshi
Hair Color and Style: Half long, usually dyed blue
Eye Color: Grey
Skin Color: White

Biographical Information
Father: Eldandil Muur
Mother: Vendethiel Aiglos
Date of Birth: 1604
Place of Birth: Alaraxia Commune, Production Township of Falas, Bailiwick of the Phoenix Forest, County of Illumination & Cimmeria
Date of Death: 1624
Place of Death: Ardashirshahr
Current Residence(s): Adabistaan College Campus of the People's Academy in Ardashirshahr
Nationality at Birth: Elwynnese
Current Allegiance(s): Elfinshi Liberation Army/Elfinshi Fury
Occupation: Political Agitator/Student

Aviel Muur was an Elfinshi student and rights activist.

Life in Ardashirshahr

Aviel held a Tlygowa Scholarship and was regarded as a brilliant student. The endowment that accompanied the scholarship award proved to be insufficient to cover the costs of tuition fees, rents, academic materials and the general cost of living in a southern metropolis. As a consequence, by virtue of her ethnicity, being of a despised minority in an overwhelmingly Babkhi city and facing the looming prospect of destitution, Aviel took a job working part time in an anarchist library. In so doing she gravitated towards the more counter-cultural districts of the city where the marginalised were able to afford each other some solidarity.


Aviel was a member of the militant civil rights movement known as Elfinshi Fury and as a consequence moved in the same circles as the more hostile and extremist Elfinshi Liberation Army which advocated a policy of violent separation from the human population of Elwynn and the conduct of active reprisals against the Babkhi population of the country.

Relationship with Noor Bint Danyial

Aviel was introduced to Noor Bint Danyial at an illegal student party held in an abandoned warehouse in the Bandar-e Osman harbourside district of Ardashirshahr. After a night of drinking, pill popping and rather unfortunate attempts at dancing, to which there were many witnesses, Aviel took Noor home to her squat, a bedsit above the anarchist bookstore. Noor it seems was enjoying 'slumming it' with the poor and enjoyed the thrill of the somewhat transgressive relationship that developed between her and Noor. What attracted Aviel to the rich Babkhi heiress is not recorded. The two young women had a passionate relationship for the first two years of the degree.

In some conservative corners, the most controversial part of the relationship was the difference in social status and ethnicity, while in others, it was the fact that it was same-sex.

A Babkhi woman and an Elfinshi woman in a cross-ethnic/inter-species same-sex relationship raised a few eyebrows. Many Elfinshis didn't like the relationship, and in some corners of the Babkhi community it was also seen as wrong.


However, the relationship ended unexpectedly when Aviel broke it off without citing any reasons. Three days later the stabbed body of Aviel was found in the Blue Elwynn. Neither a weapon nor the perpetrator for Aviel's homicide was found.

The attack was noted at the time for its unprecedented ferocity, so much so that it merited a paragraph in the Daily Mail & Telegraph of Eliria. The face was gashed in all directions, the nose, cheeks, eyebrows, and ears being partly removed. It was noted by the party of Longship Guardswomen of the Compagnie de la Connétablie Mobile who recovered her from the river noted that the lips were blanched and cut by several incisions running obliquely down to the chin. There were also numerous cuts extending irregularly across all the features. Both arms and forearms had extensive jagged wounds.The right thumb showed a small superficial incision about one inch long, with extravasation of blood in the skin, and there were several abrasions on the back of the hand moreover showing the same condition. From this it appeared that Aviel had attempted to use her arms to shield herself from her assailant's blows. The woman's torso in turn bore some forty-four separate stab wounds of such deep penetration and viciousness that it was impossible to determine which blow had been the killing wound. The attack had been so frenzied that in all likelihood it constituted a continuation of the assault beyond the point of the girl's expiry, thereby constituting a deliberate postmortem mutilation of the body.

Despite the grief, shock and the many questions resulting from her girlfriend's death, Noor completed her degree with honours later the same year, just before Roqpin 1624.

Cold Case Investigation

In 1637 the King of Elwynn instructed the Arandur of Alalehzamin and Utasia to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Aviel Muur's death. After discussions with the Stallari of the City Watch of Ardashirshahr, it was agreed that the city watch would establish a 'cold case' team to investigate the matter and make recommendations to the Court of Star Chamber if any person still living could be indicted for the crime.

Initial suspicion alighted upon the Dark Orchid Society, however back in 1624 Noor was not a prominent regime target and the Dark Orchid Society would have been primarily focused on the re-establishing its network of supporters and the logistical means to fund and support their future activities. As such it would have been unlikely to sanction an act that would have exposed it prematurely just for the benefit of removing 'one loudmouth student activist from the gene pool' (as one society member with links to Ardashirshahr, captured by the UDF in the Vale of Angularis, described her to interrogators from the cold case team).

On the other-hand it would be potentially consistent with a lone wolf attack by some disgruntled alienated person, who may then have been recruited by the society as it moved into its phase of active operations.

Or the other possibility was that Aviel, like most murder victims, was killed by someone already known to her.

Information supplied by the Imperial Marshalcy, the federal police force of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, alerted the investigators to the possibility of a connection between Aviel and the Elfinshi Liberation Army and it was decided to investigate this further.

Following an examination of forensic evidence, witness statements and alibis, it was determined that Noor remained the single most likely suspect. Whereupon the investigation was quietly shelved and the case files destroyed.