To begin our fun new story telling series, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to Katella’s family. Please keep in mind that while I researched a little of Vana’diel’s history, I am by no means an expert.. I am not even sure the timeline works.. lol. Mostly wrote this out of fun.. lol, but I tried to have it make sense as far as history went. So advance apologies to any die hard Vana’diel Historians out there.
Meet Katella’s Parents!
Katella’s father was Tello-Bello, and her mother was named Calulu. As a child, Tello-Bello actually grew up in the Empire of Aht Urghan. Born into a prominent military family, it was expected for him to join Aht Urgan’s highest military ranks. That probably would have been the case, except for a chance meeting of a beautiful young red-haired taru girl by the name of Calulu.
Calulu was as pretty as she was sweet. She would commonly travel with her father, a merchant who was at that time residing in Tavnazia. During that time period in history, Tavnazia was one of the Empire’s largest trading partners. So Calulu would frequently assist her father in the shipping and delivering goods to the different markets in the Empire of Aht Urghan.
Tello-Bello & Calulu met at a tea house, when he graciously helped her pick up some items that had accidentally dropped from the cart she was using on her deliveries. The pair struck up a kinship that developed into something much more. From then on, Tello-Bello would impatiently wait on her visits to the Empire. This was much to the dislike of his family who viewed this “simple taru girl” as an unneeded distraction. In their eyes he should have been far more focused on his career and plotting out what was expected of him to acquire his next rise in military rank.
As stated in history, during the time of the Crystal War, The Allied forces of Altana repeatedly asked the Empire of Aht Urghan for aid. The Empire however turned a deaf ear to their requests, and refused to send even a single soldier. This caused a stain in the trading relationship between Tavnazia and the Empire of Aht Urghan.
Soon, Calulu’s visits to the Empire were fewer and far between, till it came to a point where Tello-Bello finally received a message from his beloved that she would not be able to make a trip out to Aht Urghan as it had become all too dangerous.
Tello-Bello, petitioned the Empire, to allow him to lead just a small group over to aid Tavnazia in their situation, however the idea was firmly rejected. It was at that point that Tello-Bello made a drastic decision. He disbanded from the Aht Urghan military ranks, citing that if they were not going to assist Tavnazia, that he would do so on his own terms.
Tello-Bello left the Empire of Aht Urghan never to return. He traveled far distances to arrive in Tavnazia and was then reunited with his love Calulu. They were soon wed and made a home in Tavnazia. Calulu and Tello-Bello began their own family. They had twin daughters Katellla and Kaellen and a year later Calulu became pregnant with a third child.
Tello-Bello had joined in Tavnazian’s fight in order to protect his very young family. At first everything seemed in order, but having come from extensive military background, he started doubting the strategic soundness of plans being issued from Tavnazia’s sister nation of San d’Oria. Sensing a sort of desperation from San d’Orian counterparts, It was then that that Tello-Bello began fearing for his family’s safety. His intuition told him that while the situation in San d’Oria wasn’t much better, he felt that his family would have a better chance there.
Tello-Bello sent his pregnant wife and their toddling twin daughters to the nation of San d’Oria. Later that same week, it became apparent that Tello-Bello had been wise to trust his intuition, as hoards of beastmen attacked Tavnazia and laid the city to ruins.
It was upon arrival in San d’Oria, that Calulu gave birth to their third daughter Ashlynna. Sadly the baby would never meet her father as Tello-Bello became missing in action, and never joined his family in their new home of San d’ Oria. It is still unclear what happened to him exactly, but Calulu brought up their daughters, making sure they understood what a caring taru he was, and how much their father loved them.