|“|| I've had to come to accept that I will never stand among the other Arknangels as a equal, because I will never be. I was destined to lead- but never to be on the battlefield.
I was destined to be a protector, a kind heart and a guiding hand. To exact my fate bathed in silver. I was to move forward and restore- bring balance to a broken world.
Ambriel, formerly known as Lahabrea, is the former Arkn High Muse of Radiance, Song and Empathy. After the corruption and truth of the Arkn government was revealed, she left Paradisium, living on Earth for two years before being captured by The Carver and imprisoned in The Infernous. She was revealed to be the fifth ArknAngel by Azrael.
Ambriel was born in an illicit union between Kry'atha and Raziel's daughter, Jos’sephine. After her existence was revealed, Jos'sephine was sentenced to death by the Arkn Council. When Hash'bor'kanibal arrived to arrest Jos'sephine, however, he found that she had already been killed by an outburst of magickal energy, while the infant child still alive. After telling Gilgamesh of his findings (and letting him name the child), Hash'bor took the infant to be fostered by a powerful Noble Magi family. This proved to be ineffective, as the Intoner, Zophiel, was manipulated by The Carver (in an effort to get Gilgamesh to further trust him) into attacking the family and killing them. Zophiel took the infant Ambriel, and placed her with the The Choir, to be raised in their care.
Childhood (The Golden Queen)
After this, a contingency plan created by Raziel went into effect. Raziel (working with Uriel's support) got in touch with Ambriel. While much of her time was spent in the care of The Choir, Raziel was able to spend some time with her in her formative years, giving her rudimentary lessons in the seventh level of the Paradisium.
As Ambriel came of age, she became known for her beauty, as well as her voice. She was eventually named High Muse. On her first visit to the Palace, she encountered the Knight Ellpagg. Freshly returned from sparring, and suffering from the pain of a minor injury, Ellpagg was angry and looking for a fight; he attacked Ambriel (even though it is forbidden to harm a Muse), and badly injured her.
Once Ambriel recovered, Raziel once again began giving Ambriel personal lessons, gradually helping her to unlock her true powers. After a meeting with Azrael (during which she learned of humans and Earth for the first time), Ambriel asked Raziel to take her to visit Earth. He did so the following day, and Ambriel was amazed at the similarities between humans and Arkn. While on Earth, Ambriel broke the rules, revealing her presence by diving in front of a semi truck to save a small child (a "wingless fledgling").
On the Day of the Great Calling (on which Arkn Muses perform a ceremony to the Hethe), Raziel interrupted Ambriel in the midst of her performance and ordered her to stop; informing her that this was not her destiny, he invited her to the evening's ball (even though it is forbidden to court a Muse). Ambriel was taken for a makeover with Phobos, then accompanied Raziel to the ball. As the evening wore on, Raziel eventually revealed the truth of Ambriel's past, as well as and the truth of the Paradisium to her.
Ambriel's Hethian blood grants her massive power. Her power originates from Gar'sha, and grants her the power of life force manipulation, in the form of power over plant life (an ability which Raphael, who possesses similar life force manipulation abilities, also demonstrates). The most notable use of this is when she uses it unconsciously to cause a tree to grow from the marble steps of the palace, during her fight with Zophiel (Book of the Mother). Ambriel also possesses the power of Hethian Words (in the form of a blessing from Gar'sha); however, she rarely uses it.
Ambriel's relation to Raziel gives her superior magickal potential: she is Raziel's counterpart, representing the power and primality of magick (in contrast to Raziel's monitored and balanced approach). Despite possessing powerful Hethian Magick, Ambriel is the weakest of the Arkanza, and lacks many of the skills known by Arkn (such as Telekinesis, Teleporting, and Shadow Control).
Ambriel's most striking feature by far is her wings, which are brown with cream-colored primaries and very large in comparison to other Arkn. She is full-figured, and short in stature. She has the signature bright blue eyes of the Hethe-blooded, and dark-colored hair. She formerly wore her hair long, with gold tips; when she flees the Paradisium, Raphael cuts her hair short in order to disguise her appearance.
As a member of the Choir, Ambriel typically dressed in her simple choral robes. As Queen of the Paradisium, she often wears the colors white, scarlet, and gold (and is in fact known as the "Golden Queen").