ProjectE #7: Like mothers, like daughter

The character introduction series continues with Eleanor’s mothers. These two fine ladies are called Nadila (left) and Julie. Having been brought together by an arranged marriage in the past, their relationship has never been a very passionate one. However, what they may lack in romantic feelings for each other, they make up for in friendship. They also share a deep love for their only child.

Julie is a member of an old noble family that traces its roots to one of the founding mothers of the city of Thenas. She spent most of her youth training martial magic and all of her twenties pursuing her career as a Hunter. She was already in her early thirties when she finally agreed to marry one of the wife candidates that was offered to her. But even after giving birth to Eleanor, she still dedicated most of her time to her profession… until something happened. A certain incident involving her young child made Julie quit as a Hunter and look for something else to do. She eventually found a new passion in running a club that offers special services to wealthy ladies. Julie has become considerably more rounded and soft-mannered compared to her Hunter years, but she’s still scary if she gets angry…

Nadila is a gentle, affectionate, and peaceful woman who comes from a wealthy merchant family. She was only eighteen when she married the iron-willed Hunter that was Julie. Their marriage was awkward at first but, mostly thanks to Nadila’s persistence, Julie started to open her heart to her young wife.

Having spent most of her life as Julie’s housewife, Nadila has had a lot of time on her hands. She has used this time appropriately to acquire a large network of friends and acquaintances. Nadila also likes reading and studying and has an impressive knowledge of many subjects despite not having a higher education. She sometimes gives private tutoring to her relatives’ and acquaintances’ children. It just happens that even Miranda has studied together with “Aunt Nadila.”

Perhaps it’s starting to get obvious that the white-and-yellow theme is related to the noble family in question? It’s actually also related to the Church of Light that has been mentioned several times in the earlier Arcus Plume games. Speaking of which, if you’re wondering why Eleanor has two mothers or what is a Hunter etc., you might find these things out by playing Lily’s Handmaid or Succubus Research Diary. Just saying.