Arguably one of the most famous, & charismatic figures in Hollow Earth lore. Sengine is a Jarl from the town of Riverport, a city roughly the size of Saint Louis, deep in the Hyperborean region of the main continent. Currently, she is 1256 years old, as of 2014, and is still going strong. (In a later post, I'll explain how the Hyperboreans accomplished biological immortality, converted every neuron in their body to have the additional ability to store memories, & other wonders in Hyperborean genetic engineering)
Now the story of Sengine starts in the year 753 AD. It was about 3 years after the Hyperboreans (elves) & Hypabeiatans (dwarves) engaged in conflict that took 100 years to get started. Shortly after the war ended, 750 AD, Theiodeth, Queen of Hyperborea, had been spending a large portion of time with Arenbal, son of the King of Hypabeiata who took power as Prince after Theiodeth killed his father in battle. They mostly spent time together aiding in rebuilding Hypabeiata, which had been ravaged in war time. Long story short, he claimed his place as King by marrying the now admitted love of his life, Theiodeth. & their bonding would soon join Hyperborea & Hypabeiata.
Naturally, some were upset by this union. The bulk of which was a group of Hyperborean women, who sought to distance themselves from this new order. Now Hyperboreans are notorious for modifying their genes to get certain points across. & so, through Advance Stage Genetic Modification (think a more radical version of Gene therapy), a new race was born, characterized by green/blue eyes, blonde hair, & freckled skin. They became known as the Agotherians.
Sengine, though born into a clan of Agotherians in the 5th Generation, did not share any of the "races" ideals. After living amongst them for twenty-six years, she was sent into exile. Presumably because of false abuse allegations made up by members of her original camp. Though we may never know for sure, she was on her own & settled down in a small cabin deep in the swamps just along the Hyperborea/ Hypabeiata border.
She remained there for about two years, before she was visited, unexpectedly, by a man named Oriah, a lawyer from the town of Riverport many miles away. He told her that he, & a small collection of Hyperborean & Hypabeiatan travelers were on their way to a location where supposedly the Black Blade anarchy party had hidden a vast wealth of Hyperborean treasure stolen from Hyperborea just before the war. Hoping to get it circulating into the economy once again, the government stated that whoever found it could use it & spend it as they pleased. It should come as no surprise that Sengine jumped on Oriah's offer to join them.
After finding the treasure, the two were married & bought the run-down village of Riverport, only to turn it into a thriving metropolis rivaled only by the Hyperborean Capitol itself. But it also became a focal point for Agotherian protesters. After all, how could an Agotherian, of all people, build an economic stronghold that supported savage, war hungry dwarves? It was a mess that lead to many riots, & discussions on the true meaning of equality. But through years of pacifistic approach, well chosen words, & a demeanor that could only be described by some as "motherly with a bit of bite to it" (Jerry Baltimore), Sengine was successful at calming the riots down, & getting dwarves & Agotherians to see each other as equals once again.
Today, Sengine & Oriah are still together, living happily as Jarls over Riverport, now a gem in the crown of Hyperborea & Hypabeiata alike. To date, they have had well over 35 children, & recent reports as of 2011 states that she is pregnant with her 36th. May she be as happy as here brothers & sisters before her.