what are ellie's relationships with the rest of the brotherhood like?
Speaker Terenus is a sort of strange father figure to Ellie - she was so young when they met, and he is very subtly supportive of her progress as an assassin. Outwardly he’s indifferent, continually pushing her to perform to the best of her ability, whilst inwardly he’s very pleased to see her coming into her own as the years go by.
Astara in turn is the mother figure. A very strict mother figure, who didn’t hesitate the discipline where she deemed necessary, but Astara saw to it that the girls were settled and were equiped for their new ‘career path.’ Ellie respects Astara a great deal as an assassin and matron, looking to her as a rolemodel of sorts.
Elam likes Ellie perfectly well. She became one of his (unadmitted) favourites though when she actually brought back some treats he mentioned liking from one of her contracts - definitely a bribe to stay in his good books. Ellie likes Elam as well, though sometimes she wonders if he’s bullshitting her with half of his stories. Then she wonders if he’s ever left that chair of his.
Kor treats Ellie like another little sister and Ellie loves having a big brother. He’s very supportive of her as she advances through the Brotherhood over the years. He’s the one she goes to after Maggie disappears because no one’s been able to find her and she’s just worried out of her mind. Kor does his best to reassure her, though every day that goes by makes it a bit harder to stay hopeful.
Hildegard and Ellie are like sisters, they get on so well… after Hilde stops being quite so shy anyway. They go to Kvatch or Anvil together sometimes and do a bit of shopping together (Ellie swears that those coins and other various belongings fell into her pockets) and they like to chat about various things. When Hilde runs off during the DB questline, Ellie is adamant about looking for her. There’s no way she’d let Hilde think that she was undeserving of being part of the family.
Ellie doesn’t really know how to approach Mirabelle. She’s a bit easy to fluster, and Mirabelle just loves teasing her and making her blush at every opportunity when she’s a bit older, which Ellie doesn’t enjoy really. She kind of avoids Mirabelle as a result, though there are days where they do get along just fine.
Ellie had a little bit of a crush on Cimbar when she first arrived in the Sanctuary, though it was more infatuation than anything. She got over it eventually, and they got along pretty well. He reminds her of his sister sometimes, given that he likes to let witnesses catch him sometimes for a bit of a challenge, which makes her roll her eyes.
Tanek is that jokey older brother who teases Ellie but watches out for her. When she’s sent on her first few contracts, he most certainly did not follow just to make sure she got out in one piece. He’s kinda stunned over how ruthlessly efficient she is, and just how aware she is of her strengths and how to use them. Ellie prods at him over his concern for her, which he denies. They get along just fine.
Green-Venom-Tongue is just plain creepy in Ellie’s book. She doesn’t like that he’s always watching and writing down everything everyone does. It makes her feel hyper conscious about every little thing she does. When she finds out why he does it, at first she’s like ‘maybe he wasn’t so bad after all’ and then he sees that he really did write down everything and she’s like ‘nope, he was creepy and I would give anything to unread that.’
Ellie did not grieve Brema one bit when she was murdered. Not one bit.
She doesn’t know Grazda particularly well, but they’re friendly enough that they subtly acknowledge one another when they see each other in public.