Name: Eleanor Tamm
Age: 19 (Actually over 300 years old)
Birthday: January 3, 1635
God Parent: Circe
Mortal Parent: Joseph Tamm
Personality: Eleanor uses innocence to block her past memories, usually repressing it all together. She's very sensitive on the topic of her past and is usually very reluctant to tell anyone. But generally, Eleanor is a very open and friendly girl. She's caring, dependable and easy going. Eleanor is also very intelligent and knowable. She likes telling people, anyone really, random facts about everything (even things that don't relate to the subject). Eleanor can be very talkative when she wants to be. She isn't shy, but she isn't necessarily outgoing. Eleanor can be cold and somewhat rude towards people she doesn't like. She isn't a very violent person, but can be if she's provoked. Eleanor speaks fluent Estonian.
History: Joseph Tamm was an Estonian sailor in 1634. He had just finished his apprenticeship and training with an English sailor while living in London and had gotten support from his wealthy family back in Estonia, beginning to plan his journey to New World. Armed with supplies, a sturdy boat and a crew, including Joseph's older sister, Joseph set out from the ports of London, using the same path Christopher Columbus had created in 1492.
But along the way, Joseph veered off course and accidentally traveled into the Bermuda Triangle (which, at the time, didn't have a name). Rough weather and crashing waves caused the ship to capsize. Many of the members of the crew were thrown overboard and never seen again, however, Joseph didn't die. Rather, he washed up on the shore of an island and when he awoke, he found that only his sister and two members had survived.
The four of them stayed on shore for an hour or two, before seeing smoke in the distance and deciding to see if there was another human on the island. After following the smoke, they found a home. Upon finding the house, however, Joseph and his two mates were turned into pigs by Circe, the woman who lived there. But Joseph's sister, Behati, begged for Joseph to be spared and to be turned back into a human.
Behati then told her that if she turned Joseph back, she would stay with Circe on the island. Circe, who was very lonely on the island, thought the deal over but agreed on the condition that Behati would in fact stay. When Behati promised she would, Circe turned Joseph back into a human. Joseph, not wanting to leave Behati, stayed at the island with them, even though Circe was hesitant about having him at first.
However, during the time Joseph spend with Circe on the island, the two fell in love and on January 3, 1635, Circe gave birth to Eleanor. Circe, knowing that Eleanor had no chance at a normal life while on the island and seeing how homesick Joseph was, suggested he leave with Eleanor to return to Estonia. Joseph was heartbroken over leaving Circe and Behati, but understood where she was coming from, and promised her that he'd raise Eleanor the best he could.
When Eleanor was 3 months old, Joseph took her and sailed back to Europe. By the time they reached Tallinn, Estonia, Eleanor was already a year old. But a few months after arriving back in Tallinn, Joseph met Caroline Saar and her young daughter, Judith. Thinking it was best for Eleanor to have a mother figure, Joseph married Caroline in 1636. However, Caroline ignored Eleanor at all costs and Judith was rude towards the young girl while growing up. Joseph was the only person in the family that cared for Eleanor, spoiling her beyond belief and teaching her how to read and write at young age.
When Eleanor was 7 years old, Joseph began to prepare for another trip, this time to the Indies. But while traveling down the shores of Africa, Joseph's ship simply disappeared. Bad weather and pirates were often blamed for the disappearance, but either way, Joseph was never seen again. Eleanor was heartbroken over the loss of her father and began to hate her step-mother even more after she remarried a man named Matthew Rebane only a few months after Joseph's disappearance.
Matthew, in turn, began to abuse Eleanor both mentally and physically. When Timothy, one of Joseph and Caroline's son, tried to stop Matthew from hurting Eleanor, he was beat as well. After that, none of Eleanor's half-siblings dared stp Matthew, though they did bandage her wounds and care for her when Matthew wasn't watching. And through it all, Caroline continued to ignore Eleanor.
Around the time she was turned 12, Eleanor noticed Matthew and Caroline fighting more and more, some of the fights even becoming violent. But when Eleanor was 14, one night, after Matthew had asked Caroline for a drink, she witnessed her step-mother squeezing deadly nightshade berries into his whiskey. Eleanor didn't think any of it, not knowing what type of berries they were. But the next morning, Timothy found Matthew's body. Eleanor confronted Caroline afterwards, asking about the berries and where she got them. She then threatened to tell the police about what she had seen.
Afraid of going to jail, Caroline, wanting to save herself, accused Eleanor of being a witch publicly, saying that it was she who had killed Matthew. She also brought up the point that Eleanor had been a moody child who would often talk to herself, and that when Eleanor's newborn half-brother died of convulsions, she had been by his bedside. At the time, Tallinn had been executing 'witches' and with the whole city being paranoid, they didn't listen to Eleanor's pleas.
But before they could arrest Eleanor, the townspeople put her through three trials. They first took her to one of Tallinn's ports, where they proceed to push her in. Legend had said that water rejects evil, meaning if they were innocent, they would drown. But Eleanor didn't drown, as her father had taught her how to swim and float at a young age. After they took Eleanor from the water, they pricked her with a needle, proclaiming that if she bleed, she was innocent.
The needle, however, wasn't sharp enough and no blood was drawn. Witnessing this, the horrified crowd and the sheriff decided it was enough evidence. The sheriff arrested her immediately and threw her into a cell along with a few other women and children, all who had been accused of being witches. From November 14, 1649 to March 18, 1650, Eleanor stayed in the jail, waiting for a trial. But while she was there, Eleanor witnessed over 20 deaths; most being of natural cases instead of execution. The injustice she witnessed and felt stayed with her forever. When she finally got her trial in March of 1650, the court reviewed the evidence gathered before hand and found her guilty before sentencing her to be burnt.
The next day, three men took her privately out to the middle of an empty field with a large tree to tie her up and burn her. But while walking there, they were attacked by a hellhound. The hellhound killed one of men, the other two fleeing, before going after Eleanor. She tried to run, but the monster was too fast and jumped on her. But, before the monster could kill her, it was shot by an arrow.
Eleanor, wounded horribly, passed out from the pain. Artemis pitied the poor girl, and turned her into one of her Hunter's to save her life. Upon awakening, Eleanor was extremely grateful and began to loyally serve Artemis. While serving, however, she deserved that she was a demigod and began to question why, unlike some of the other girls, she hadn't been claimed.
Either way, Eleanor faithfully served with the Hunters for 359 years. But in March 2009, Eleanor, while in America, met a demigod by the name of Ted Schaefer, and the two fell deeply in love. But sadly, Artemis discovered the affair. Furious, she turned Ted into a bear before hunting and killing him. And when she returned to Eleanor, Artemis stripped her of her immortality and powers.
Eleanor was left shelterless, heartbroken and helpless in an unfamiliar era. Only a month after the death of Ted, however, Eleanor was even more hopeless. She couldn't get a job, not having the necessary education or skills (plus the fact she had no idea what all of the new technology was) and without any money, she was unable to get a home. Eleanor was forced to resort to begging and, when she became more desperate, began stealing food from stores and garbage cans.
But in June 2009, while in New York City's Central Park, she meet Sister Beth. The nun was friendly, kind and very trusting towards Eleanor, and when she asked where Eleanor was from, Sister Beth was surprised to learn that Eleanor was homeless. Pitying the girl beside her, she offered her a place at the convent she lived at.
Grateful, Eleanor went with Sister Beth to the convent, where she stayed for another month before discovering she was pregnant. The nuns gave the terrified Eleanor all the prenatal care they could, but on January 30, 2010, she gave birth to a stillborn baby boy. Even more heartbroken, Eleanor centered all of her hatred and anger on the gods.
A depressed Eleanor stayed at the convent for 3 more years, before, while visiting the park, came across another demigod, much like herself, named Ronan Stork. While they were talking, Ronan told Eleanor about the BC and their beliefs. Eleanor was shocked that there were other demigods like her, and after thinking it over, she realized it would be a way to avenge Ted's and their infant son's deaths and finally get them the justice they deserve. She then told Ronan that she would like to join their cause.
Agreeing, Ronan took her to the Covenant, where she went to join Ortu Justitiae.
Weapons: Bow and arrows/War hammer
Faction: Ortu Justitiae
Beliefs: Eleanor believes the gods have let their powers go to their heads, making them lazy, as well as unfit and unworthy to rule. They have lost their vision of what's right and wrong, and lost sight of the difference between what's just and what's unjust. She believes that the gods know the danger they place upon their children, yet they don't care when they suffer and are killed. As if the children are worthless and can be replaced in a second. Eleanor is tired of feeling underestimated and forgotten, and believes that change is needed and the gods should be replaced by ones more suited for the job.
Why didn't she turn him into a pig like she usually does?
Why did they choose to hang her instead of burning her like they did the other accused or putting her through any of the trials like drowning to see if she was one?
Both burning and hanging were the most popular forms of execution for accused witches in medieval Europe. But I did do some research and found that burning was more common in Europe, so I changed that part. And I added in a few trials she would have had to go through No one's gonna take my soul away; I'm living like Jim Morrison. 21:40, April 9, 2013 (UTC)
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