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Ellsee Raines
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Introduction Page DCRC icon.png First Appearance DCRC icon.png

Title

Mage of Life

Age

8 Repitonian Solar Sweeps

Gender Identity

Nonbinary Fem (She/They)[1]

Status

Alive

Screen Name

existereOracle

Typing Style

Replaces all E's with "Σ". Uses ¿¿ and ¡¡ as ending punctuation.

Fetch Modus

Replica Replica (Replica of Arcjec's replica modus)

Relations

The Vivifier - Ancestor
Arcjec Voorat - Unknown connection
Occeus Coliad - Matesprit (Physically coupled.)
Taz - Kismesis crush

Music

Plink ♫
Blood Right ♫
Remember? ♫
LC Rains ♫
Secure ♫
Disenchanted ♫

Skorpelogs

Ellsee Raines, also known by her Skorpe handle, existereOracle, is one of the trolls and is one of the main characters in Vast Error. Her associated alchemic sigil is Mercury and her horns are long, thin and sharp. She is the most important character in Vast Error according to White Noise.

She, her ancestor, and her lusus are the only beings on Repiton to have ever had lime colored blood. Her blood has potent life-bearing properties and could be the secret towards gaining untethered immortality as expressed by Occeus. It could also potentially carry some sort of curse to those who have the blood in their system.

She was the seventh troll introduced and the first troll introduced in Act 2.

Biography

Six Sweeps

Not much is currently known about Ellsee before the story begins. 

Pre-Game

Ellsee is first introduced at the start of Act 2, where she is sitting in her tent/hive. She receives a message from her matesprit Occeus, who she had messaged days ago and has only just responded. The two discuss the implications of Occeus' possible breakthrough in his work, apologizing for neglecting Ellsee. He emphasizes the importance of his work to revitalize the planet, and Ellsee voices support, but is left feeling insecure. Out of a feeling of inadequacy and loneliness, she reaches out to Arcjec, asking him if she is likeable. Arcjec, despite insisting that he's the last person anyone should seeking out for advice, offers some anyway. The conversation leads to Ellsee to find the resolve to finally meet Arcjec in person and introduce herself properly.

Ellsee hiding from Arcjec.

After arriving at Arcjec's hive, Ellsee tries to get his attention at his window by throwing a rock. The shock of seeing an unknown troll at his window leads Arcjec to fall out of his second floor window into the mud below and passing out.

Ellsee loses her nerve and has started to walk home, but quickly circles back around when she sees that a meteor is flying towards it. She finds his hive in shambles, but bizarrely mostly intact, with Arcjec nowhere to be found. She then learns of the game and the fact that Murrit had intended to exclude her from it. She returns to her hive and reaches out to Occeus again in a panic. Occeus tries to comfort a distressed Ellsee until he reads the memo himself.

Occeus is distressed at the absurdity, yet possible reality of the situation presented by The Game and the fact that it necessitates abandoning Repiton and making all his work to save it irrelevant. Having learned that he's meant to work with Calder Kerian in the game, an outraged Occeus messages the sea dweller. As Occeus fumes, Ellsee is left in the dark. She messages Murrit for answers, but he coldly tells her that he knows that she cannot be trusted, and for everyone else's sake, that she should get lost. Realizing that she won't be getting any help for the time being, she tries to forget that conversation.

Shortly after, Ellsee message Arcjec and is relieved when she gets a response from him. The two discuss the events of the night, with Ellsee forced to admit that she knows more than she's let on to Arcjec. As the conversation ends, Arcjec tells Ellsee that when things have calmed down, they should meet and just hang out, and that she should tell him what she's been meaning to say.

Ellsee makes her own memo and pointed includes everyone, attempting her share her own knowledge of the game that she obtained through a cryptic old book she inherited from her ancestor. Sova chimes in with her own theories and mentions that she has encountered similarly cryptic scrolls that appear to pertain to the game as well. However, Murrit immediately leaves the memo after it is made, and Calder and Taz don't take long to follow suit out of their own dislike of Ellsee. Additionally, the whole memo quickly goes off topic. Laivan later mentions to Murrit that Ellsee had told Laivan that she was quite personally hurt when Murrit left the memo.

She later frantically messaged Occeus, telling him that after she had responded to him, she went to Arcjec's hive again only to find out that his hive is in shambles and a huge meteor was heading towards it. She then tells him that she quickly went inside, in hopes of finding and save him only to find out that he was nowhere to be seen and his lusus was screaming for his owner. She also tells him about Murrit's memo that's she had been excluded, the Game and that he will be working with Calder.

Ellsee is included in Arcjec's memo and angrily responds to Murrit's message.

During the game

Ellsee has entered the game as of "[S] Ellsee: Enter; however neither her land or denizen meeting platform are shown. "

Ellsee appeared in one of Murrit's flashbacks, wherein she was doing a ritual before an unknown event had happened, which made Murrit scared of her and decided to keep her off the game.

Personality and Traits

Ellsee is a rather eclectic troll with similarly eclectic interests. She is a practitioner of potion-crafting and various forms of magic. She is however a strong opponent of fortune telling and considers anyone who claims any knowledge of the future to be a charlatan, despite having possibly practised it herself in the past. She is also a dancer by trade.

As the only living troll on Repiton to have her blood color, she lives a nomadic life on the road, discretely avoiding the undue attention of anyone who would want to get their hands on her blood's life-giving properties. This kind of life has led her to become a staunch survivalist.

The neglect she faces from Occeus' workaholic tendencies have lead her to become somewhat insecure, exacerbated by the natural physical withdrawal she faces as a result of her not seeing her partner in some time (a result of sexual intimacy in Repitonian trolls).

Relationships

Arcjec Voorat

Ellsee is not bothered by Arcjec's cantankerous attitude or even his depressive apathy, and seems to be genuinely fond of him, to the point that she actually find his insults to be kind of funny. She is even comfortable enough to reach out to Arcjec for advice despite Arcjec insisting that he isn't the best moral support (he tries to give her advice anyway).

The two appear to share some sort of deeper connection that Arcjec isn't aware of. Ellsee often tries to introduce herself to him, but regularly fails to do so out of nervousness. It's worth noting that their ancestors had known each other in life.

Occeus Coliad

Occeus is Ellsee's matesprit, and they are one of the few trolls in the cast to have been sexually intimate with one another.

Due to Occeus' workaholic nature and his desperation to preserve his planet, Occeus is unfortunately rather neglectful of Ellsee, leaving her to suffer from symptoms not unlike withdrawal in his absence (as is the case for Repitonian trolls who have been intimate with another and do not see each other for extended periods of time). Occeus regrets this, and realizes that Ellsee deserves better, but will nonetheless prioritize his work over her. This neglect has left Ellsee to feel increasingly insecure in Occeus' absence.

Ellsee often volunteers the use of her lime blood for Occeus to use in his biological experiments, due to the blood's unique life-bearing properties. Occeus is the only troll that Ellsee trusts with her blood.

Laivan Ferroo

Laivan and Ellsee are longtime friends, and the two are on amicable terms. Laivan is very upset when people mistreat her and belittle her, and is willing to come to her defense when others put her down or ignore her.

Murrit Turkin

Murrit appears to greatly dislike or distrust Ellsee for reasons unknown, to the point that he actively tries to keep her out of the game.

Tazsia Poemme

Taz and Ellsee do not like each other, and it is implied there may be some black feelings shared between the two. Ellsee is quite annoyed when she has to think or interact with Taz, and Taz appears especially impatient with Ellsee.

Calder Kerian

Like pretty much all the other female trolls, and all the other trolls in general, Ellsee does not like Calder and considers him to be a chauvinistic prick.Calder is demeaning and talks down to Ellsee at any opportunity, refusing to let her prove her worth.

In the Pre-Game, the two had reached into an agreement with Ellsee providing any means of information that can help them win the Game in exchange, Calder will make sure that Ellsee is included and wanted in any situation the trolls are in.

Trivia

  • Ellsee apparently commits arson regularly.
  • Despite being the 7th troll introduced, Ellsee is technically the second troll seen in Vast Error, as she was seen shortly after Arcjec's introduction.
  • The life-giving properties of Ellsee's blood, and her association with mercury reference the archaic belief that mercury had healing properties found in various school of ancient medicine and alchemy. It was once believed that mercury was the key to eternal life.
  • Ellsee's screen name, and name in general, have a lot of foreshadowing to them.
    • The word existere obviously means "a person or thing that exists".
    • The word oracle means "a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity", basically meaning that an oracle is someone who speaks for a god of some sort.
    • So Ellsee's screen name altogether means "an existing prophet/prophecy".
      • Given Ellsee's dislike of divination, they share having a screen name which is no longer indicative of their interests with Arcjec Voorat, further showing the connection between the two.
    • Ellsee's name also comes from a Hebrew origin, meaning "God is my oath" Ellsee is also a variant form of Elizabeth, meaning "God's promise".

Gallery

References

  1. @VastError on Twitter on Jan 13, 2020. "arcjec is nonbinary masc (he/they), ellsee is nonbinary fem (she/they), murrit is agender but typically presents as masculine (he/she/they). these are the characters that definitely already have their shit square" https://twitter.com/VastError/status/1216935170814676992?s=20
Vast Error Charactersv · d · e
Trolls
Page of Heart Heart.png Rogue of Mind Mind.png Bard of Breath Breath.png Heir of Light Light.png
Silver.pngSovara Amalie Phosphorus.png Dismas Mersiv Magnesium.png Arcjec Voorat Tin.png Jentha Briati
sanguineAllegory [SA] gigantisDebilitation [GD] animatedHumorist [AH] furbishFacilitated [FF]
Mage of Life Life.png Seer of Hope Hope Outline.png Witch of Doom Doom.png Knight of Space Space Outline.png
Mercury.png Ellsee Raines Copper.png Albion Shukra Gold.png Serpaz Helilo Zinc.png Laivan Ferroo
existereOracle [EO] demiurgeQuantified [DQ] pliableDecadence [PD] windlessArtificer [WA]
Prince of Blood Blood.png Sylph of Rage Rage.png Thief of Time Time.png Maid of Void Void.png
Sulfur.png Occeus Coliad Platinum.png Tazsia Poemme Lead.png Murrit Turkin Iron.pngCalder Kerian
macabreExude [ME] perniciousOverkill [PO] unclaspedKahuna [UK] grandioseSaturation [GS]
Sublimation.png Sestro Enthal Precipitation.png Hamifi Hekrix
Pulverize.png Pozzol Broyer Glass.png Talald Hieron Hot Fire.png Vilcus Cendum
Purification.png Edolon Vryche Weird Al
Denizens
Heart.png Jegudial Mind.png Forcas Breath.png Zehanpuryu Light.png Af
Life.png Lilith Hope.png Bathkol Doom.png Sorush Space Outline.png Haniel
Blood.png Wormwood Rage.png Azbogah Time.png Gusion Void.png Procel
Carapacians
Scathing Sharper Defrauding Dealer
Hustle Bones Charmed Defalcator
Exonerated Executor
Other
Ancestors · Lusus · Rogi

Consorts · Guy
The Dead Shufflers Time.png
White Noise · Kheparia · Gaiaeon

Minor Characters

SA GD AH FF EO DQ PD WA ME PO UK GS
SS DD HB CD

Trollsv · d · e
Redbloods
Resolve.png Yeshin Laevis Silver.png Ikamai Amalie
(The Annalist)
Silver.png Sovara Amalie
Calcine.png Cinare Montor Ashes.png Valtel Gurtea Acid.png Racren Innali Nocent Bystan
Bronzebloods
Glass.png Talald Hieron Phosphorus.png Alonzo Mersiv
(The Fomentor)
Phosphorus.png Dismas Mersiv
Garnie Caduceus.png Rodere Arsenic.png Husske Mayzee Lye.png Degner Veibod
Yellowbloods
Sand Sigil.png Mshiri Libeta Vinegar.png Vellia Tin.png Seanna Briati Tin.png Jentha Briati
Borax.png Lipsen Fluxum Cuprum Arsenicatum.png Hayyan Refero Reverberation.png Sabine Berare Notrel Evantt
Greenbloods
Filter.png Sirage Feltri Soap.png Mekris Copper.png Cyprim Shukra
(The Exemplar)
Copper.png Albion Shukra Pascal Vitriol.png Raurou Dersal
Jadebloods
Herb.png Gerbat Batrav Distill.png Glomer Hicner Cepora Precipitation.png Hamifi Hekrix
Tealbloods
Digest.png Turnin Kaikai Gold.png Kanaka Helilo
(The Bohemian)
Gold.png Serpaz Helilo Talc.png Arcamu Iopara
Talc.png Secily Iopara Electrum.png Crytum Lydian Aislin Crucible.png Cadlys Rankor
Bluebloods
Take.png Bytcon Krypto Zinc.png Orthus Ferroo
(The Jagerman)
Zinc.png Laivan Ferroo
Death.png Necron Exmort Iderra
Indigobloods
Iron Pyrite.png Rypite Koldan Sulfur.png Eburis Coliad
(The Vanguard)
Sulfur.png Occeus Coliad Dexous
Purplebloods
Clay.png Cretas Mglina Gingou Disone Keiksi Ezlilu Fusion.png Seinru Narako
Platinum.png Kaista Poemme
(Fortmistress Deadlock)
Platinum.png Tazsia Poemme Ammonia.png Endari Vernir
Sublimation.png Clarud Enthal
(The Executive)
Sublimation.png Sestro Enthal Hot Fire.png Vilcus Cendum
Purification.png Edolon Vryche Pulverize.png Pozzol Broyer Neilna Uldiaz
Violetbloods
Iron.pngNereus Kerian
(Caesar Consceleratus Persolus)
Iron.pngCalder Kerian Aqua Regia.png Woemil Wohwil
Brass.png Oricka Rourst Lead.png Povalt Turkin
(Acerigger Switchem)
Lead.png Murrit Turkin
Fuchsiabloods
Special / Unknown
Magnesium.png Thesal Voorat
(The Unknown/The Forgiven)
Magnesium.png Arcjec Voorat Mercury.png Zekura Raines
(The Vivifier)
Mercury.png Ellsee Raines Ahlina Robiad Weird Al
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