Ozara, Leader of the Seelie Clan: One of the Oldest, and undoubtedly, one of the most powerful Fae in existence, Ozara is an Aetherfae; for seven thousand years she has had the ability to control all four cardinal elements and create the fifth—Aether. Founder and leader of the Seelie, a powerful clan of Fae who oppose the torment of human beings, she began her time in existence as a member of the Ohanzee clan. When the other Ohanzee elders refused to take a stand to protect humans from the predation of other Fae, Ozara began building her own clan of like-minded Fae. Unopposed for Millennia, the Seelie grew powerful and eventually displaced her old clan forcing them out of the Weald and into obscurity. From a position of power, and one by one, she forced all of the original clans into following new rules on Fae/human interaction allowing humans to exist as masters of the physical world. The Seelie were heavy-handed and made enemies of the original clans, but the old clans complied rather than face the wrath of Aether and the overwhelming power of the Seelie who numbered in the thousands. That had an impact on humankind, too, as the Fae were relegated to mythology and folklore.
In six thousand years, Ozara has faced serious challenges only twice. Ra, of the Jinn, learned the secret to Aether and, aligned with the Unseelie, fought a great war with Seelie. Ozara, and a human capable of conjuring Aether, the Maebown Surero, vanquished Ra and peace followed for several thousand years. Then another Aetherfae arose two millennia ago. Dagda of the Sidhe learned Aether and split from Danu, the Sidhe Elder, who refused to risk her clan in a war with Ozara. Like Ra, however, Dagda found support with the Unseelie. He staged a protracted war with Seelie, and nearly succeeded in defeating Ozara, but once again, she found an ally with a second human Maebown, Aéden, who destroyed Dagda in a pitched battle. At Dagda’s death, the Unseelie faced annihilation. They reluctantly agreed to terms of peace. Ozara’s edicts were specific and the punishment for disobeying them, draconian. For the last two thousand years, the Unseelie and the original clans have abided Ozara’s wishes, but tension has been brewing. Along with a group of ancients who comprise the Seelie Elders, Ozara has dwelled in the old Ohanzee stronghold of the Weald—the epicenter for what is to come.