The Songs are a distinguished elvin family, but they are scorned because of the pair of twins, Tam Song and Linh Song. Tam and Linh lived in Choralmere, until their parents decided that they wouldn't stand up for their children after the Council decided to banish Linh due to an accidental flood. It is a residence overlooking the ocean, described as being a "glittering prison" by Tam. Their parents take public images very seriously, as shown when they chose to banish Linh from the Lost Cities because she had ruined the family name by nearly flooding Atlantis, and also because they wanted to be free of the shame of twins so that their family name would not suffer anymore. The surname "Song" (originally "Tong") comes from many different human Asian cultures—it can be a Chinese, a Vietnamese, or a Korean surname. The first names of the family members are of Vietnamese origin, implying that they are the elvin representation of a Vietnamese person. However, they have been described as looking like "K-pop idols" or "like they'd stepped straight out of anime", so the distinction between the different cultures has been blurred when it comes to the Songs.
Family Issues[edit | edit source]
Tam and Linh are twins, and as this is a fault in the Lost Cities; their parents wanted little to nothing to do with them. It has been stated that their parents would punish them for the smallest reasons; and would attempt to tell others that Tam and Linh weren't the same age. As a result of their parents meddling; Tam and Linh are currently unaware of their own age. Quan even went as far as to locking Tam in his own room for 2 days, after Tam accidently spilled ink on his mother's sleeve. Linh and Tam were forced to share a room together because they refused to play along with Quan and Mai's lies. Then, once the twins were about 11; Tam and Linh manifested. Tam manifested as a Shade, and Linh manifested as a Hydrokinetic. Both twins were having trouble with controlling their abilities; as all elvin children do; but Linh found it exceptionally difficult to control the water's attraction to her. Ignoring her daughter's troubles, Mai continued to take Linh to Atlantis - an underwater settlement, and the family continued to live near the sea. One day, while on a shopping trip with Mai, Linh flooded a part of Atlantis. The Council hearing of this, gave the Songs an ultimatum: move away from Choralmere, so Linh doesn't cause more destruction or send Linh to Exillium. Knowing full well what Exillium was, Mai made the case to her husband Quan that she couldn't live without the sea ripples of Choralmere. As a result the Song parents decided to send Linh away, and keep Tam. Tam upon realizing that his parents were selfish, he would rather be with Linh, and that they were going to pass him off as an only child, made the decision to leave with Linh to Exillium. Ever since, only Linh has moved back in with her parents, and Tam avoids them at all costs.
Personalities[edit | edit source]
It has been shown that both Linh and Mai are gentle people with very soft personalities, meanwhile Tam and Quan are harder people with more bitter personalities. This is probably why Linh and Mai are more willing to apologize and make amends with each other while Tam and Quan have a harder time doing so. Tam and Mai also seem to be more introverted, while Linh is just quiet, and Quan is more on the extroverted side.
Members[edit | edit source]
Quan Song (Father)[edit | edit source]
Quan Song is harsh and rude to his children, however, he deeply cares about his wife, Mai.
Mai Song (Mother)[edit | edit source]
Tam Song (son, twin with Linh) [edit | edit source]
Tam Song is a Shade. He appears to be creepy when Sophie and her friends after first seeing each other in Exillium. He chose to be banished with Linh and stood up for her, ruining his parents' plan to tell everyone Tam was an only child.
Linh Song (daughter, twin with Tam) [edit | edit source]
Linh Song was the hydrokinetic who saved Sophie Elizabeth Foster in Exillium after Sophie had used her Black Swan Monocle Pendant to cast a white fire in order to break through her ropes. Linh was supposed to be ejected from Exillium for helping Sophie, but was spared to the fact that she put out the rest of the fire. She is loyal, playful, and kind.