- "The one time my ignorant baby brother decided to use his sword, he goes and makes a mess of the entire nation and worse our family."
- —Lena regarding her younger brother Bryan.
Lady Lena Shore (née Bennen) is the first born child of Archduke Byron Bennen of Westmarch and the wife of Lord Arthur Shore. She is the older sister of Sir Bryan and Sir Randyl, both whom have garnished polarizing reputations in their lifetimes. She resided in Westmarch where she spoke on behalf of her family in an ambassadorial position until she moved away and married later in life.
HistoryEditLena was born in 1242 A.K. to Byron and Alice. Her parents held a day long feast as celebration to her birth, but her father remained flustered with having a daughter rather than a son. She was raised with proper education and showed gift in strategy, a talent she was only instructed to utilize in childhood games. Lena, during her youth, would often accompany her father in war rooms to learn more about strategy.
While growing up Lena was constantly resentful of her younger brother Bryan, the firstborn son of her siblings, who received much more attention from her father. Her youngest brother Randyl however received her care and respect. Her father often searched for worthy, noble suitors to arrange a future marriage to much of her dismay, though she did have crushes and brief romances with boys her age.
In 1258 while spectating her first public tournament with her father, Lena was crowned the Queen of Love and Beauty by Dion, the young squire of the tournament champion; flattered by this act, Lena bestowed a kiss to the squire after the tournament. Though the two never saw each other again, Lena attempted to write to the champion's squire for many months, but to no avail. This event lead to many following years of knights and nobles attempting to win her flattery but none ever succeed.
The Fall of House Bennen Edit
Character and Appearance Edit
Like all true members of House Bennen, Lena is slender and has white-blond hair. She is regarded as beautiful by her peers, with smooth, pale skin and rich attire. As a lady of court, Lena is shrewd, intelligent and cunning.