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Queen Elaine of Benoic

“Queen Elaine of Benoic: The Tragic Mother of Lancelot with a Divine Bloodline!”

Queen Elaine of Benoic
  • Alias – Queen Elaine of Benoic, Provida, Perevida, Elainne, Elene, Helaine, Helainne, Helayne, Helene, Gostanza, Clarine (in alternate versions).
  • Gender – Female.
  • Race – Human.
  • Occupation – Queen of Benoic, Nun.
  • Religion – Devout follower of Christianity.
  • Allies – King Ban (late husband), Lancelot (son), Evaine (sister), Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
  • Enemies – King Claudas (conqueror of Benoic), adversaries who seek to harm her son Lancelot.
  • Abode/ Base of operations – Benoic (Benoic) and later as a nun in a place of devotion.
  • Nationality – Benoic.
  • Languages – Common, French.
  • Alignment – Lawful Good.
  • Affiliation (s) – The Arthurian Court, Knights of the Round Table.
  • Significant others – King Ban (husband, deceased), Lancelot (son), Evaine (sister).

Queen Elaine of Benoic, a woman of noble lineage, stands at the crossroads of sorrow and destiny. As the wife of King Ban and mother of the legendary knight Lancelot, her life intertwines with the threads of both tragedy and divine heritage. Hailing from the biblical bloodline of King David, Elaine’s fate is sealed by the turbulent times she lives in.

Amidst conquest, loss, and the miraculous birth of Lancelot, she becomes known as the Queen of Great Sorrows. Alongside her sister Evaine, widow of King Bors, Elaine seeks solace and redemption in a life devoted to the divine. However, her journey takes unexpected turns, as she grapples with the complexities of motherhood and the impact of her lineage on the destiny of her son.

Character Description: Elaine of Benoic embodies both grace and resilience. As a queen, she carries herself with regal poise, and her presence commands respect and admiration. Her beauty is matched only by her inner strength, as she faces the trials of her life with unwavering determination. Elaine is a woman of faith, finding solace in the divine lineage that runs through her veins. Yet, beneath her composed exterior lies a heart burdened with sorrow and loss, a testament to the struggles she has endured.

Reasons and Goals: Elaine’s life has been shaped by a series of profound events. Her enduring love for King Ban has been a source of strength and comfort, even in the face of adversities. The loss of her beloved husband and the separation from her infant son, Lancelot, leave deep scars on her soul. Yearning to find meaning in her suffering, Elaine turns to a life of devotion as a nun, seeking solace and forgiveness from a higher power.

However, as fate would have it, Elaine’s path diverges from the peaceful sanctuary she sought. Her maternal instincts never wane, and despite being separated from Lancelot, her love for him remains an unyielding force. Deep down, she desires to see her son’s destiny unfold, to witness the greatness he is destined to achieve. Alongside her sister Evaine, she finds herself entwined in the grand tapestry of Arthurian legend, and her presence continues to influence the fate of those she holds dear.

As Queen Elaine of Benoic, her life weaves together threads of love, loss, and divine heritage, culminating in a journey of self-discovery and the pursuit of her son’s destiny. Guided by faith and maternal love, she finds strength in the face of adversity, forever etching her name in the annals of Arthurian legend.

Queen Elaine of Benoic, The Sorrows’ Resilience

Medium humanoid (human), lawful good

Armor Class 16 (chain mail) Hit Points 118 (17d8 + 34) Speed 30 ft.

12 (+1)14 (+2)14 (+2)16 (+3)18 (+4)20 (+5)

Saving Throws Wisdom +8, Charisma +9 Skills Insight +8, Religion +8 Senses Passive Perception 14 Languages Common, Celestial Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)

Background: Queen Elaine of Benoic, once a proud monarch, now seeks solace and purpose within the walls of a secluded convent after the loss of her beloved husband, King Ban, and the mysterious taking of her son, Lancelot, by the Lady of the Lake.

Divine Channel. Queen Elaine can use her channel divinity to heal and inspire her allies. As an action, she can present her holy symbol and invoke divine power, allowing any creatures of her choice within 30 feet to regain 32 (5d10 + 5) hit points.

Spellcasting. Queen Elaine is a 9th-level spellcaster. Her spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 16, +8 to hit with spell attacks). She has the following cleric spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): Guidance, Sacred Flame, Thaumaturgy
  • 1st level (4 slots): Cure Wounds, Detect Evil and Good, Shield of Faith
  • 2nd level (3 slots): Lesser Restoration, Zone of Truth
  • 3rd level (3 slots): Beacon of Hope, Dispel Magic
  • 4th level (3 slots): Freedom of Movement, Guardian of Faith
  • 5th level (2 slots): Commune, Raise Dead

Actions Spiritual Mace. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage plus 5 (2d4) radiant damage.

Healing Touch (Recharge 5-6). As a bonus action, Queen Elaine can lay her hands on a creature she can touch. The target regains 18 (4d8) hit points and is freed from any diseases or poisons.

Channel Divinity (1/Short Rest). Queen Elaine can use her Channel Divinity to turn undead and bolster her allies with divine power.

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If Queen Elaine fails a saving throw, she can choose to succeed instead.

Lair Actions On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), Queen Elaine can take a lair action to heal herself and her allies or create an aura of protection:

  • Queen’s Blessing. Queen Elaine and any friendly creatures within 60 feet regain 14 (4d6) hit points.
  • Aura of Protection. Queen Elaine creates an aura of protection in a 30-foot radius around her. Friendly creatures within the aura have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.

Reactions Divine Shield. When a creature within 30 feet of Queen Elaine is targeted by a harmful spell or attack, she can use her reaction to grant the creature a +5 bonus to AC until the end of the turn.

Legendary Actions (3/Day) Queen Elaine can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. She regains spent legendary actions at the start of her turn.

  • Healing Word. Queen Elaine casts Healing Word on a friendly creature she can see within 60 feet, restoring 1d4 + 5 hit points to the target.
  • Guiding Light. Queen Elaine points to a target she can see within 60 feet, granting advantage on the next attack roll made against that creature before the start of her next turn.
  • Divine Inspiration (Costs 2 Actions). Queen Elaine inspires an ally within 60 feet, allowing them to roll a d8 and add the result to one ability check, attack roll, or saving throw.

Equipment: Chain mail, spiritual mace, holy symbol, enchanted circlet (adds +2 to Charisma checks and saving throws), and a tunic embroidered with the symbol of her sacred order.

Currently in the World

Physical Description: Queen Elaine of Benoic is a woman of mature beauty, her once-golden hair now touched with strands of silver that add an air of wisdom and experience to her appearance. Her expressive blue eyes hold both the depth of sorrow and the strength of resilience earned through a life filled with trials and tribulations. Despite the passing of time, she retains a regal grace that commands respect and admiration.

Currently Doing: Elaine, now in her later years, finds herself leading the peaceful life of a revered elder within the secluded convent. After the loss of her beloved husband, King Ban, and the taking of her son, Lancelot, by the mystical Lady of the Lake, she sought solace and purpose within the sacred walls of the convent. Here, she continues to devote herself to prayer, mentorship of the younger nuns, and offering guidance to those who seek her wisdom.

Surroundings: The convent’s tranquil surroundings provide a haven for Elaine and her fellow sisters. The gardens flourish under their care, showcasing a riot of colors with blooming flowers and lush greenery. The ancient trees serve as silent witnesses to the passing of time, offering both shade and a sense of stability. The chapel, adorned with beautiful stained-glass windows, serves as a place of contemplation and devotion.

Mood: Queen Elaine’s mood is one of serene acceptance, tinged with a bittersweet mix of sorrow and joy. The weight of her life’s experiences is evident in her gaze, yet there is a sense of peace that comes from having found her purpose within the convent’s nurturing embrace. Her heart still aches for the family she has lost, but her faith has guided her through the darkest of times, leaving her with a profound sense of inner strength. She is a beacon of hope and guidance for the other nuns, offering comfort and wisdom to those in need.

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