Quinn Birch was born on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, in Dublin, Ireland, alongside her twin brother Georgios. Her parents, Aislinn and Emory, adored both of their twins. However, the elements between her family was mixed. While Aislinn was an Water Elemental, Emory was an Earth Elemental, and Quinn ended up receiving the element of her father.
The Birch family is rich in the history of elementals, so Quinn was raised in a very suitable environment for her to grow her powers before going to the academy. Various family reunions would often involve a mock elemental duels, where Quinn was able to hold her own against her cousins, who were from a variety of elements.
One thing growing up that Quinn would look forward to would be family walks, where they would walk through the forest. Quinn always enjoyed studying the forests, and their beauty, which lead to her curiosity being developed, and there was numerous times where she would wander "off the path" into the forest. While her mother and brother would panic, her father would simply chuckle before swiftly finding his daughter. Due to sharing powers, Quinn had a closer relationship with her father than her mother, however, she loved her parents both the same.
Growing up, Quinn and Georgios were homeschooled - and for good reason - so that other "normal" children wouldn't have to experience the realization that magic was real and alive, especially in the elements of the world. So instead, Quinn and Georgios lived a domesticated life, at least until Quinn was fourteen.
One day while out for a jog in the woods, Quinn accidentally crashed into a boy around her age. After helping each other and talking, Quinn soon discovered that the boy - named James O'Donnell, was normal and didn't have any powers. With this being a bit of a shock to Quinn, she decided not to push their coincidental meeting into anything more. However, the two of them kept meeting, and it was only coincidence that they would fall in love with one another, right?
However, when Quinn told her parents that she was dating a boy, one that wasn't an elemental, they disapproved of him immediately. Her parents told her that if the boy were to ever find out Quinn had powers, then he would be scared straight. The arguing ended soon after it started, and four months into their relationship, Quinn decided it would be best if she went to James's house and explain that their relationship wasn't working out.
So, Quinn went to James's house armed with an explanation, but looked in the window and saw her boyfriend kissing someone else. Quinn was a little hurt, but soon got over her pain and moved on - stating how her relationship with James was a "simple roadblock" and soon continued her development into being a strong Earth elemental until she was 16 and was shipped off to the academy.
But her story isn't ending here, oh no. The adventures are only beginning.