Vanisse was orphaned at birth, and knew nothing of her biological family.
Left swaddled on the doorstep of the bard guild of Timaran, she learned to
sing before she learned to speak. Music and lyrical poems were the way she
connected to the world as a child, learning the history of Serin from
ballads and folksongs. Naturally, these pieces took many liberties with the
kernels of true stories buried within. So she grew up with a bit of a
fanciful eye of the world around her.
As she grew older, she ventured to the next great city, a smaller but more
densely populated one to the west, home of the great Mocker's Tavern. It
was there that she read her first issues of the Serin Mystique, and tried
her hand at penning her own stories. The delight she found from creating
such fantasies on paper led her to seek a position within the halls of the
Many years of storytelling and storygathering later, Vanisse worked her way
to the position of High Herald. She held the title for some time under the
guidance of Torkalen, whose fondness of goats made a great impression upon
her. Later, when an unseen Immortal raised her to immortality, she
remembered the Observer's goats with great nostalgia and had one installed
in the Traveller's Rest for posterity. When the Rest was moved from Timaran
to the Holy Grove, she gifted the goat to the next inhabitants of the old
space. To this day, the squashy goat can be found in the Ivory Towers, a
small reminder of old.
Following her ascension to the heavens, Vanisse continued to lead and inspire
generations of Heralds.
You shield your eyes as you look at this being, curiously shrouded in
warm golden light. At the center of the glow is a slender feminine figure,
clad in form-fitting black material. She has sharp eyes that shift color
from azure to turquoise, eyes that observe you with unflinching openness.
The rest of her figure fades in and out of your vision as the glow pulsates
around her, but you remember her eyes. You are struck by the feeling of
being in her presence, as if you are being embraced by the sun on a summer