Eledrynne came to life when I was looking over some names that I had thought about using. I had written them down a long time ago, and found them again back in the spring or so. I found ‘Eldrin’ and ‘Eldrich’ as names for a very unrelated character, and went with Eldrich for that one. Still, I wanted to use Eldrin, but I didn’t need a male character, so I added to it and came up with Eledrynne.
She was just what I needed for the part of book two that I was working on: a mysterious yet elegant princess from a land that Zarrek knew little about… a little competution for Starshine, in a way, though she wouldn’t know it. Through Princess Eledrynne, I have been able to show the turmoil going on inside of Zarrek.
The dress is certainly medieval European in style, but her bracelets and veil are Indian-inspired. She had a definite sense of modesty and shyness about her, but then again the mystery and beauty. You can see why Zarrek would be so interested in her!