"Oh, give it a rest! Fire, shadows, swords...who cares how we get the job done, as long as it gets done!" - Ornella Bleaksong, arguing with other adventurers
Ornella is a Warlock "loyal" to the Alliance. She offers what support she is able to the Alliance's cause, primarily by securing magical knowledge for its Warlocks, and occasionally providing its members with potions and salves.
Work In Progress!
"I had it pretty easy for a refugee. I mean, every once in a while mother would wake up screaming and covered in a cold sweat, but other than that..." -Ornella, on her childhood
Ornella says that she was conceived in Grand Hamlet before the First War, the daughter of two merchants. While her father perished ("Horribly."), her mother was able to flee to Lordaeron, where a growing Ornella caught the eye of an apothecary and mage. Later in her apprenticeship, she says that she was seduced over to the study of demonology - as much by the prospect of personal gain, as by a very attractive practicioner of said arts.
Burned with Desire
"We considered returning to Grand Hamlet, but it was apparently a little too creepy for mother. We settled on Stormwind." -Ornella, on her and her mother's journey to Stormwind
Even more than "traditional" Arcane magic, Ornella was found to have a knack for Fel magic. There was one problem, though: Those who studied demonic magics tended to have very punctuated lifespans, if not because of popular opinions, then because one was trafficking with demons, who were seldom too reliable. Or happy at being bound to serve mortals. Disguising herself as a mage who preferred fiery magics, Ornella returned to a newly built Stormwind City with some of her peers to further her studies, and to help educate others in Demon Lore. She also found work recruiting others into her practice. Tactics included duels against magi and "lesser" warlocks, the forging of friendships and the use of flirtation, and aiding those in need and guiding them to The Slaughtered Lamb. Of course, she would always carry a pretty amount of gold both legitimate and illegitimate on herself in case eyes needed to be paid to look the other way, and later she enlisted the help of bodyguards to intimidate potential "tattlers".
A Bridge Unburned
"Yes, that is correct. I'm just parading around as a mage who likes to play with fire." -Ornella, to an apprentice Warlock
In time it was learned by Ornella and her peers that attitudes towards warlocks, while still poor, had improved. Still, Ornella chose to masquerade as a mage, although after a while she chose to drop the act entirely. Only when the wayward Aspect known as Deathwing ravaged Azeroth, did Ornella decide to adventure. Her role in things consisted primarily of assisting adventurers in trying to reclaim pieces of Lordaeron, with tragicomically little success at best. During this time, her studies shifted over to the even darker aspects of demonic magics, known as "Afflictions".
Straight to the Sources
"Where better to learn my craft?" -Ornella, on her decision to travel to Draenor
Upon returning to Stormwind, it was not long before Ornella heard of activity at the Dark Portal. Alongside a group of fellow adventurers, she lent what aid she was able, and stepped through the gateway. She arrived in an alternate, undamaged version of Draenor. Immediately, she began to harass any and all members of the Shadow Council, hungry for their secrets, and eager to bring them home. After finding much, she returned to Azeroth with a smile on her face and tomes beneath her arm.
The Third Invasion
"Now I know how Gul'dan felt!" -Ornella, on surviving her magic coma
It was not long after journeying to the Broken Isles that Ornella found work. At the behest of a rather underhanded mage, she was paid a tidy sum to sniff around Dalaran for less-than-ethical warlocks. Her work was largely fruitless, and when her employer was outed she returned to Stormwind in a panic. The remainder of the Third Invasion of the Burning Legion was spent keeping an eye out for fel-inclined infiltrators in the territories around Stormwind.
"You must learn to be patient, child!" -Ornella, letting you know that this section has not yet been finished.
But that is another story...
"The guy I had my eyes on? He ended up running off with some floozy in the Engineer's Guild, can you believe that!" -Ornella Bleaksong on her "lost love"
"Oh, darling, I have morals! Mine are just a little less complex than yours, and let my hands roam below my belt under more circumstances than yours seem to." -Ornella Bleaksong exchanging barbs with a Paladin
"I got sick of people asking me to conjure muffins for them!" -Ornella, on her "brave" decision to be out about her Fel Magic
"I figured I could scold apprentices for incorrect intonations until I needed therapy, or do something more with my life." -Ornella, on her decision to go adventuring
This character is played on the United States Sisters of Elune server.
For purposes of roleplaying, consider Ornella to be Chaotic Evil in alignment, with Chaotic Neutral tendencies.
Artwork for Ornella comes from DeviantArt user Sylvaith! Her page can be found here: https://www.deviantart.com/sylvaith !