Daughters of Elwynn
The Daughters of Elwynn is a sisterhood which is devoted to the Lady Divine Elwynn. It is the Grand Mysterious Sisterhood of the Flower of the North and the Elwynnese counterpart of the Daughters of Freyja. The Elwyna Chapter Hall is the headquarters of this Grand Mysterious Sisterhood, and it is situated in the Forest of Araxion.
The sisterhood was founded during the Ducal Reign of Harald of Froyalan, shortly after Vanic worship of the Goddess Elwynn had commenced. It received its charter from the White Orchid Goddess herself.
As a secret society its activities, events, and inner functioning are concealed from non-members. All members of the Daughters of Elwynn are sworn to hold the society's secrets by a sacred oath. The tradtional punishment for a member of the Daughters of Elwynn who reveals any secret of the Grand Mysterious Sisterhood or anyone enquiring into the secrets of the Daughters of Elwynn is having one's throat cut from ear to ear, one's tongue ripped out by the root and be thrown in a pit with acid.
Since the ascension of King Thorstein Noah of Elwynn to the White Orchid Throne the Daughters of Elwynn wield, after almost a century in the desert subsequent to end of the Ducal Reign of Harald of Froyalan, considerable influence in Froyalan and the Jewel of Many Facets-at large again and the aforementioned Grand Mysterious Sisterhood has quickly evolved into the shadowly power behind the aforesaid Kingly Throne of Elwynn.
Innumerable of the Vanakvinner who are part of the movers and shakers of Elwynnese society - including Fjǫrleif Llængjarla, who is an Archsister of the Grand Mysterious Sisterhood, rising quickly through the sisterhood's ranks after joining it shortly after her arrival in the Flower of the North in the year 1623 - are members of the Daughter of Elwynn.
Ever since the foundation of this Grand Mysterious Sisterhood, the role of Daughters of Elwynn has been recognized as a Sacred Calling for those who wish to serve the White Orchid Lady.
In the Lands of the Two Sacred Rivers, members of this Grand Mysterious Sisterhood are held in very high regard and treated with the utmost of respect.
The ranks of the full members of the Daughters of Elwynn, i.e. those ladies who have taken the final blood oath to the Lady Elwynn and gone through all secret initiation rites and rituals, are, in descending order of seniority:
- Lady Superior Mortal;
- Mistress of Riverladies;
- Sister of the Volcano;
The ranks of the preliminary members of the Daughters of Elwynn, i.e. those ladies who have the simple blood oath to the Lady Elwynn, are, in descending order of precedence:
Notable Daughters of Elwynn
- The Lady Superior Mortal, as well as any Archsister of the Daughters of Elwynn, performs a walk of joy as part of her Investiture festivities.