Elena (セレス Ceres) is the deuteragonist of Pandora's Tower. She loves to sing and has sung ever since she was a little girl. She is in a relationship with Aeron, the main protagonist of the game. She is skilled in home economics and many tasks and seems to have a connection with nature.... But she is a bad cook. She always has good intentions, helping Aeron all the time as she enjoys it and constantly worries about his safety.
She lived with her mother, father and her two brothers in a village near Helycon, the capital of the Kingdom of Elyria. They weren't very wealthy. She did the washing up for her family, and she also gave her brothers haircuts when they needed them. She gave Aeron a haircut as well, 6 months after she met him.
Her mother's needlework was wonderful. People would come from miles around to buy her wares. Elena tells Aeron that she can't handle much more than simple repairs, but that she'd like to try a big project. She wants to be as good as her mother.
Elena first met Aeron when she found him lying unconscious, wounded, near her home. It was 3 years before the main events of Pandora's Tower. She took him back to her home. While her parents warned her that it was dangerous keeping someone from Athos in their house during the war, she was determined to help him. Her father was saved by a Certan soldier during the war. Since Certes was a Kingdom on the opposing side in the war during that period, her father already understood that it doesn't matter what side a soldier is on. Everyone is human. He could understand why she wanted to help Aeron.
After being asked to sing at the Kingdom of Elyria's Harvest Festival, held in Helycon, she is afflicted by the Beast's Curse. Shortly after she transforms into a horrific beast, she is shot at by the guards on the walls. She retaliates by destroying part of one of the city walls, then runs off. Aeron finds her lying down, back in her human form, being watched over by Mavda, who is of the Vestra tribe.
Mavda and Aeron take her away from the city to escape the Elyrian army who are searching for her. They take her to the Observatory. On the way, Mavda informs the two that she is cursed, as is shown by the mark on her back, and that she will slowly turn into a monster. The only cure is for her to eat the hearts of the 12 Masters, who reside in the Thirteen Towers. There is a time limit in which Aeron must climb the towers, defeat the Masters and bring back the hearts before she fully transforms. If she completely transforms, then she will never become human again, resulting in the "Game Over" ending.
The people of Elyria are followers of the religion Aios, and it is forbidden for those followers to eat meat. Elena has never eaten meat in her life before, which makes it extremely hard for her to eat the flesh of the monsters... But with every Master flesh she eats, she becomes more and more used to it. In a scene during the later parts of the game, Elena would ask Aeron if he had received the Master flesh in a similar manner to an addict in relapse.
Elena has dreams when she eats the Master flesh. They are always about a happy family, and there is a young boy named Ruben in that family. In one dream they do the Vow of Aios, which implies that they are followers of Aios.
Main Article: Elena's Routine
Elena will be in different parts of the Observatory at different times of the day, doing different things. She cleans, she cooks, she stares at the waterfall in the Courtyard...
|Stage 1||2x Homemade cakes||Stage 6||1x Power stone|
|Stage 2||2x Homemade salve||Stage 7||1x Sacred talisman|
|Stage 3||1x Ambrosia||Stage 8||1x Bulwark band|
|Stage 4||1x Sage stone||Stage 9||1x Strongarm band|
|Stage 5||1x Guard stone||Stage 10||1x Spur band|