The “Elven Princess Syndrome” is a name given o the phenomenon of Elven kin claiming the rank of Princess, which, apparently, is not uncommon and gives rise to controversy or embarrassment among some.
I saw a rare Aristasian comment on the matter on an Otherkin site. It said in part:
In Aristasia, as in many traditional societies, the title of Princess is not that rare. In modern Britain, only a tiny handful of people bear the title, since it only applies to people very near the throne. In all Aristasian nations there are dozens, if not hundreds, of princesses, some very far from succession (there is an Aristasian novel being serialized online currently in which one character is a princess 54th in line to the throne of Novaria).
So if other peoples are similar to ours I am not that surprised to find a scattering of princesses – a Queen would be quite a different matter!
In fact I wonder why there are no princesses among my people here – but perhaps the time has not yet come for our royalty to be deployed.
I asked a teacher about this and she wrote to me:
Intemorphic royalty is considered to be of semi-divine birth. The Aristasian Imperial family have the Sun-blood in their veins. Others might have the blood of other Janyati – Sai Sushuri or Sai Mati for instance. They are not like roman emperors or modern Telluran politicians who have gained power because they are popular with the mob or the moneyed interests or the army. They are incarnations of an Angelic Principle, servants of Dea and the people, spiritual leaders on the Raihira plane. For such an intemorph to be incarnated as a schizomorph would be a very great fall.
So far, we know no Royal Femmekin or claimants to royalty. But of course languages and ideas may differ. Among some High Elven peoples, perhaps the name “Princess” may mean something akin to what “Raihira” (a member of the Noble Estate) means in Aristasia.
And what of Elven intemorphs? In Telluria the concept of intemorphism is new, so people of intemorph kin may try to understand themselves according to the schizomorph model – that being the only one they consciously know. But are there Elven maidens – Princesses or other – who recall life among a people where there were no boy-elves, and perhaps two kinds of girl-elves?
It is an exciting time! Perhaps we are on the verge of discovering much!