Agent Constance Illian-Sims a member of the Department of Mary Sues, the Medical Department, and occasionally FicPsych until her retirement in 2006 HST. She was created by Kaitlyn, but is now primarily written by Huinesoron.
Constance is a fairly average-looking human woman. Somewhat taller than the norm, she has thick black hair with a tendency to curl, and brown eyes usually hidden behind her glasses. She tends to wear a lot of black, and her previous expression of homicidal rage at Suvians) has mostly mellowed into fond irritation (at her family).
As of 2022, her aging appears to have slowed down; she looks at least five years younger than her calendar age.
As befits an assassin, Constance is ever so slightly insane. However, this is rarely noticeable, unless something that is important to her enters the conversation. Depending on what it is, she will demand you fetch some (chocolate), make dreamy comments about it (Dafydd), or threaten to kill you over it (if you call her 'Connie' while not being Dafydd).
Constance was born in 1982 somewhere in rural America, to Joseph and Laura Sims. She was an only child; her mother died while she was young, and she was brought up by her father, an obscure author.
Constance's father was involved in the early Internet. Sometime in the summer of 1995, he stumbled across a webring of (bad) fanfiction of his works and was distinctly unamused. Shortly thereafter, he learnt of the existence of the PPC, and decided to send his daughter to join.
Constance received a brochure for the PPC on her thirteenth birthday. The brochure described "spacious and luxurious" living quarters, "offering the latest amenities in the midst of opulent comfort", and promised yearly vacations across the multiverse and access to the HQ Pool. Constance immediately decided to join this wonderful organisation, and within a week had arrived at HQ.
Joining the Department of Mary Sues, she was partnered with Agent Althea Gold and immediately discovered that the brochure was a pack of lies. Despite this deception, she remained with the PPC, and was quickly seconded to the Medical Department as a nurse.
It was in this second role that she became peripherally involved in the Reorganisation. She informed Nyx Nightingale of the Mysterious Somebody's overthrow, defended Dassie Hyrax from an assassination attempt, escorted the DIS assassin to the Sunflower Official's office, and later tended to Dassie after the DIS' defeat. During these events she had a brief encounter with Dafydd Illian, though neither of them seem to remember the incident.
Following the crisis, she was moved to Medical full-time, and her partner reassigned. When she returned to the DMS, she was left without a partner for some time. During this period, she occasionally worked as a nurse in FicPsych.
On the 6th April, 2002, Constance was permanently partnered with Steve Dimond, another member of the DMS. The two of them went on multiple missions over the next few years, but few of these have been recorded.
In 2004, Constance was temporarily partnered with Dafydd Illian for a series of taxing missions. They were continually placed together over the following two years, and an intimate relationship grew between them. Dafydd could often be found in her response centre while off-duty, to the exasperation of her full-time partner, Steve.
In 2006, shortly before the Crashing Down crisis, Constance and Dafydd were on a mission together, and Dafydd got himself killed. After Constance brought him back to life, the pair retired from the PPC to live a quiet life far away from HQ. Sometime prior to 2008 HST, Constance acquired a gold fire-lizard, Hera. She is named after the Greek goddess, because (according to Constance) 'they're both queens with a jealous streak.'
The couple have five children, all of whom are as thoroughly uncontrollable as their parents. These children are:
- Tanfin Illian (2007)
- Jasmine Sims (2009)
- Belladonna Vishort (2010)
- Daphne Illian (2012)
- Oleander Illian (2013)
- November 1995 - Recruited to the PPC and the DMS. Seconded to Medical.
- June 1999 - Witnesses the murder of Nurse Emily Newton by a member of the DIS. Begins to do more work as an assassin, less as a nurse.
- April 2002 - Partnered with Steve Dimond in the DMS.
- June 2004 - First mission with Dafydd Illian.
- 2005 - Temporarily partnered with Aella for a Young Wizards mission.
- March 2006 - Launch of the Multiverse Monitor. Constance is mentioned alongside Dafydd in the cover story.
- May 2006 - Retirement with Dafydd Illian.
- July 2006 - Final visit to the PPC for an engagement/leaving party with Dafydd Illian.
- August 2006 - Marriage to Dafydd Illian.
Home: Huinesoron's Webplex
Partnered with Steve Dimond
With Dafydd Illian
Constance was never officially partnered with Dafydd. However, she ended up going on several missions with him.
- "Two Worlds United" (Labyrinth)
- "The Blood of Those Betrayed" (Lord of the Rings)
- Interlude: "Interlude 2"
- Interlude: "Tabloid"
- "Celebrian" (NSFW) (Lord of the Rings)
- Interlude: "After Midnight"
Constance also went on one mission with Aella. This occurred after "The Blood of Those Betrayed" and before the rest.
Constance appears shortly after her recruitment in her backstory.
In her role as a nurse, Constance appears in:
- The Reorganisation
- "At the Sign of the Multiple Exclamation Points," with Agent Nenya Gabriel (DMS - DMO), Nurse Nathonea Dewstan, and Dr. Freedenberg
Following her retirement, Constance appears in several stories from The End of the Beginning:
- Illian Family Tree by Huinesoron
- "Aura" by Kaitlyn, 4 April 2006
- "Ever After" by Huinesoron and Kaitlyn, 17 July 2013
- "Constance's Recruitment" by Kaitlyn, 1 June 2008
- "The Reorganisation," Chapter 12 by Huinesoron, 15 September 2006
- "The Reorganisation," Chapter 13 by Huinesoron, 23 November 2006
- "The Reorganisation," Chapter 14 by Huinesoron, 21 December 2006
- "The Reorganisation," Chapter 19 by Huinesoron, 27 February 2007
- "By Any Other Name," Scene 11 by Huinesoron, 25 October 2019
- "Evelyn" by Kaitlyn, 22 May 2006
- "At the Sign of the Multiple Exclamation Points" by Nenya & Rosie, 31 July 2003