Opal is my long term slave character. She has had many names since her incarnation: Elle, Babbler, Axiom, Nadima and most recently Opal. In the past she was played by the avatar known as Elle Couerblanc, but as of late, I have moved her to Elizabeth Hallstrom. Now, without further adieu, I am very pleased to tell you the story of Opal…..
She was once a free woman, born and raised on the Island ubarate of Cos, of the Caste of Scribes. Her father was originally from Thentis but found his way to Cos by various business ventures. Her mother was of the Merchants, a native of Telnus, who produced four children during her companionship to Aella’s father. Aella grew up living a simple life – educated at home alongside her three brothers. From an early age, it was apparent Aella had a mind for numbers, like her father.
Even though her father was by caste a scribe – his interests lied in the world of the merchants. After working for some time for one of the largest slave holdings in Thentis - the House of Publius - he invested his own coin into the business and was eventually allowed to open outposts on behalf the House in KoRoBa, Port Cos and Cos. This business strategy was instrumental in creating a slave trade conglomerate for Publius – leading his house to be one of the most lucrative Slave Houses north of Ar.
Eventually her father settled in Cos and companioned Aella’s mother. After her education was complete, Aella began to work for her father in the slave house as an accountant. Her father recognized her talent and even though it was dangerous in some ways for Aella to be exposed to such a life, her father felt he could protect her. But during the “troubles” between Cos and Ar, her father moved the family to Port Cos believing they would be more safe there than on the Island at the time. In Port Cos, Aella continued her work for the House Publius. But much to the chagrin of Aella and her family, the move to Port Cos led to Aella’s slavery.
Before Port Cos’s split from the hegemony of Cos, a man of Ar was captured, tried and convicted as spy. He was sentenced to hard labor as a slave and sold to the House where Aella worked. After several months, members of his family raided the slave house. His family was of the warriors and easily took the guards down. In the skirmish, this same Warrior of Ar took Aella as his captive and along the road to Ar enslaved her.
As they approached Ar, Aella and her captor split off from the group to do some business at a merchant’s compound. Unfortunately, the two were overtaken by a band of brigands and the warrior died at the hands of the rogues. Eventually Aella, now called Elle, was sold to a traveling slaver of Ar. In was in this House where she remained for close to fifteen Gorean years as a trainer to barbarians and one of the favored slaves of the Head of House. Eventually though, she was stolen by a man of Treve – and here is where her story in Second Life Gor began!