I hope this clears things up regarding Miranda's maiden name and Donovan's parental situation. His elven upbringing was mentioned VERY briefly to Thuen Gor, but he never got to finish his sentence.
As for guilt? It's an amazing, horrible weapon when wielded by the right (or wrong) person. I feel I'm a bit of an expert on the subject, having been raised in an Italian Catholic family and hanging out with many Jewish friends as a child. I can tell you this much about Italians, Catholics and Jews... they all love guilt and aren't afraid to use it.
In my experience there are two kinds of guilt trips one can receive. The first is when you've clearly done something wrong and the guilt trip is meant to make you feel exponentially worse. The second kind is when someone has perceived that you've done something wrong and lashes you with such a deeply cutting verbal barb that, for a few moments, you really believe that you're guilty of whatever they're accusing you of.
Donovan got hit with the second kind.
That's all from me for now.