With pale white skin and blood red eyes, most assume that the Elder was born an albino.
The Elder refers to Chicago, suggesting she led the Circle before the vampires of the city were destroyed. How she escaped and what the ashes and bones she tends to mean remain mysteries.
The current theory is that they are the remains of the Antediluvian, a monstrously ancient vampire that the Circle worshipped as a god. This being may have been the mother of the band of Strix plaguing the region.
The Elder’s hideout was eventually destroyed. She went on the run but was slain by the Wolf.