Cypress= Death, mourning, despair, sorrow.
Aloemond= Mix of Aloe(grief) and Almond(promise)
Carnation(white)=Sweet and lovely, innocence, pure love, faithfulness.
Cypress comes from parents both in Nobility(mother is a Regent and Polyglot/Telepath, father is Emissary and Vanisher) and had a lovely childhood. Her life was picture perfect- she was beautiful in and out with no spots of flaws damaging her image. Her Foxfire grades were all As and she manifested as a Polyglot in Level 2, then Telepath in Level 3. Her parents were both proud and relieved she had manifested a desirable Talent(Telepath). She imagined graduating Foxfire and landing a secure position in Nobility, then settling down with a spouse and two brilliant children of her own. Butttttt fate seemed too jealous of her perfect life to let that happen.
About a month after the beginning of Level 5, tragedy struck and left an everlasting scar in her heart. Her father got severely injured(like, really really really bad) mysteriously while going out on a super-duper-extra private mission assigned by the Council and he was never the same again. Probes searched his mind thoroughly when he wasn't able to explain what happened to him, but they couldn't find anything useful(whoever attacked him washed his mind). The Council refused to acknowledge his death properly and just told the public he severely injured from a nearly-fatal light leap. Cypress, furious at the Council's response, never viewed the Councillors the same way she used to ever again. Cypress's mother was never able to get over her husband's broken state(he's not mind-broken, just can't function like other elves/people), and ultimately abandoned both her family and job, taking off her registry pendant and fleeing somewhere unknown, probably the Forbidden Cities.
Cypress's social image was tarnished and damaged beyond repair and was sent down to the middle-lower class. She was adopted by a Regent couple who already had a son of their own(rumors has it that the Councillors privately promoted them to Emissary if they agreed to take in Cypress into their family). Their son frequently bullied her both at home and at Foxfire but her foster parents never bothered to step in and help her. Despite all of this Cypress never lost her positive attitude towards life, firmly believing that life will get better eventually.
Even till this day, 17 years old, Cypress still and will continue to believe that fate has something better planned for her. She continues to smile brightly even though the world had turned its back against her.
Because hoping for a happier future, is all she can do, for the moment.