Midwife & Gossip
Shenshen is the bubbly and vivacious younger sibling of powerful healer Leetah. A flirt and a gossip, she nursed a rivalry with her sister and worked hard to establish her own talents, primary of which are her midwifery skills. She helped bring Ember, Sunstream, Mender and Tyleet into the world.
Her soft upbringing was in stark contrast to the Wolfrider life she eventually embraced when Leetah was torn away to the far future, leaving Shenshen trapped in the forests of the New Land with Cutter and his tribe.
Over the following centuries, Shenshen studied herbs and medicine under the tutelage of the troll, Old Maggoty, and grew into a tougher and more self-sufficient creature. Though no longer an untroubled Sun Villager, she remains a flirtatious and frisky character, always happiest when the world conforms to her views.
She isn’t one to turn down some good fun and has had numerous lovemates, with Zhantee and Pike among her dearest friends. She treed with Pike, Krim and Skot for many years, and comforted them after the death of their newborn cub, Cheipar.
As she and the Wolfriders dreamed, awaiting the reappearance of the Palace of the High Ones, Shenshen wrestled with her jealous feelings and learned that she needed to shine where you love. Upon Leetah’s return, Shenshen found herself about two hundred years older than her once-elder sister. The sibling rivilary remains–but the dynamic has changed.
Shenshen can always be expected to speak before she thinks, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about others. She proved herself a loving and responsible aunt, watching over her nephew Sunstream during his trek to the Forevergreen.
After the shattered Palace was restored, Shenshen settled in the original Father Tree Holt with the Wolfriders, where she delivered Strongbow and Moonshade’s third child, Freetouch, as well as Cutter’s first grandchild, Shukopek, son of his adopted human daughter Shuna.
Yet with births few and far between among the elves, Shenshen remained unfulfilled. So, she made the shocking decision, with the help of her sister Leetah’s Palace-enhanced powers, to change her shape into that of a human. In that form she may better walk among the fast-breeding humans and “shine where she loves” by using her midwifery skills to bring new life into the world.