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    I apologize for making this so long, for the poor people who have to read it, but I write a lot, and that might have led me to go so overboard with my first character.

    Zalina Æthyrlan Stormdragon (intended for original RPG)

    Sex: Female
    Race: Unknown
    Age: over 300 years…
    Weapons: knives, two short swords
    Artifacts: the container amulet (Lapharil) and the wild amulet (Jymarran)
    Class: Assassin, with unpredictable magic mixed in
    Alignment: in between Neutral and good; won't purposely serve the dark unless it will help her wolves or her goddess, but neither will she go out of her way just to help someone
    Height: 4’ 11”
    Weight: 80 pounds


    Physical appearance: While not precisely beautiful, the elements manifest within her body as well. She is as graceful and fluid as water, as swift as the wind, and has a fiery personality, which is oftentimes balanced by her earth-like stubbornness. However, what she most takes after is the storm. Zalina also has color changing eyes, something that often brands her as a “demon,” for her eyes change color depending on what mood she is in. She is often clothed in solid, unrelieved black (usually silk, but sometimes leather) from head to toe, but occasionally wears silvery-gray. She always wears black leather gloves, and her face is at least partially covered at all times. As she either wears a veil or a mask, no one knows what she really looks like. Small and slender, she is very fast, if lacking in sheer strength. Her waist length raven black hair is tied and braided. Judging by the tiny amount of skin showing on her face around her eyes, she has ivory-colored skin, but no one can tell for certain, as everyone who has seen her face is dead.


    Personality: Zalina is wolf-like, fierce and unrelenting in the hunt, and not too inclined to grant mercy to her enemies. She is sometimes so pragmatic that it seems cold. She is swift and silent, speaking when there is need but otherwise taciturn. While she seems simple-minded at times with her philosophy of “Eat when hungry, sleep when not, for hunger always returns,” she is ferociously intelligent. However, her cool and mocking, if slightly bitter, manner has not earned many friends, and nor has her pride and arrogance, for she always desires to be the best at everything.


    History: Her merchant parents died when they were taking their infant along a trading caravan, and were beset by bandits. Left for dead, Zalina, at the tender age of five years, survived in the wild when a wolf pack raised her as a wolf. “Rescued” a dozen years later, she and her companion wolves—her siblings WindRunner and MistNight (WindRunner would be later known among the humans as Blind Seer for his blue eyes and MistNight as Shadow Walker for her constant attendance upon her mistress)—by slavers, they slew their captors and made their way to a city for the girl to learn of her heritage. The Assassins’ Guild took her in, and gave her the name of Zalina, but she stubbornly continued to use her wolf-given name of Stormdragon. One year later, through some unnatural gift, she learned everything there was to learn about stealth and deadliness, and learned to speak the human language. She took the name of Æthyrlan, which meant in the Elven tongue, “drifting upon the wind,” for she was a wanderer, and also had no family to take a name from.
    Shunned for her changing eyes, she began to think about leaving the city. However, when magic concerning the wilderness and elements began bursting out unpredictably, she left the city to seek training in controlling her magic. In an inn, she met an old mage, Gibleus Bearstrength, who told her that her magic was “wild” magic, and that it was innate, not learned, and therefore, she might never gain control of it. He advised her to seek out her parentage, and discover where her magic came from, and it was then that Zalina began to doubt her parents were, in fact, the merchants she had always assumed they were.
    However, the kindly mage gave her an amulet to help contain her magic, and another amulet so that she could speak to other creatures beside wolves. When her magic exploded again that night in the inn, it set the inn on fire, killing everyone inside except for Zalina and her wolves. In despair, she left that city as well and swore to never set foot on human civilization again, fearing that it might kill countless others.
    Then, her only quest was to discover her heritage and learn to control her magic—or kill herself before she harmed someone again.
    That was over three hundred years ago.
    Now, she is simply known as the Æthyrlan, for she guards the wilderness against all who would harm it, as loggers found to their sorrow. Travelers call upon her name for protection, for occasionally, Zalina and her wolves rescue them from bandits. Yet always, they can see through the ghostly, ethereal figures, and they wonder if the Æthyrlan is naught but a figment of their imagination.
    She regretted taking the name of “Æthyrlan,” for it also means “walker between the worlds,” and so she has become, neither dead nor alive. But a few years ago, something ripped through the gray shadows of her existence and dragged her back to the world she had lived in centuries ago. There is a need for her presence within the world once more.
    And so she waits with her wolves for a quest to give her a purpose again… waiting for a quest to call and find them… waiting for the quest to give her control over her magic… or consume her.
     
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    Princess Faraday Mae’sarya Starsong
    Sex: Female
    Age: 20
    Weapons: knows some basics of knife fighting and bow, but is pretty much dead if it comes to a physical conflict
    Artifacts: none
    Class: Mage of the wild and the elements
    Goddess: the Lady of the Wilds
    Alignment: Light, but also believes in the Balance
    Height: 5’ 3”
    Weight: 110 pounds
    Race: Elf


    Physical Appearance: Faraday is a beautiful and vibrant young woman with lush ebony hair and pale golden skin, an odd contrast to her white-skinned, blue-eyed, golden-haired family. She has blue-gray-green almond-shaped eyes, which (like Zalina’s) change color depending on her mood. With high cheekbones and seemingly fragile, she is quite small and slim and has a certain perfection often found in tiny people. Her instinctive, fluid grace makes her seem like a cat at times.


    Personality: Faraday is often tranquil and serene, but is filled with implacable hatred towards her foes, the demons. However, she is also pragmatic enough to realize that alliance with evil is sometimes the only way to achieve her goals. While compassionate, she is also courageous. One of her greatest gifts lies in her wits, for she is wise beyond her years and is very intelligent. She does, however, have a tendency to get overexcited, but if there is any trouble, she sinks into a lassitude of calm. Although she is impatient, she also has the patience of a hunter if she thinks the cause worthwhile. Stubborn, she also knows when to back off, as she must play politics within her parents’ court. She can be blunt in her speech, and yet as subtle as she wishes. She is easily annoyed at stupidity, selfishness, and other things like that, but is almost impossible to anger. Faraday loves children, and her compassion is one of the many qualities that make her people love her even more than they love their rulers, or even Faraday’s brother, the Prince and heir. She returns their love and respect with warmth and love, leading her to become the most popular member of the royal family among the elves. Faraday is often a contradictory bundle of opposites.


    History: Princess Faraday is one of the legendary Sentinels, powerful mages who seek only to protect their people, the elves. They are always paired with a Guardian, who swears to protect his or her charge’s life, even at the cost of their own. The Sentinel and Guardian have a close relation to one another. Sentinels are chosen from the most powerful mages among the elves, and there are never more than a dozen Sentinels at any time. In this time of trouble as demons walk upon the land, there are only seven Sentinels. Nevertheless, Faraday has been sent out to attempt to put an end to the elves’ troubles, although her people can scarcely spare her at this time.
    Youngest daughter of the King and Queen of the elves, the Princess is beloved by her people. Young though she is, she is still the most powerful Sentinel to ever walk among the elves, and has protected her people well to this day. Trained from an early age, since she could talk, she received the brooch of a Sentinel at sixteen, and bonded to her distant kinswoman, Fa’edri Kalesha NightHunter, a scion of House Mae’sarya. She shows an uncanny aptitude for wild magic, magic relating to nature, and elemental magic, magic relating to the elements.
     
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    Fa’edri Kalesha Nightblade, scion of Elven House Mae’sarya
    Sex: Female
    Age: 29
    Weapons: a long sword, sometimes two short swords, an ax, and an Elven longbow
    Artifacts: Kyjör (a scrying amulet)
    Class: fighter
    Goddess: the Lady of the Wilds
    Alignment: Light—as long as Faraday is safe
    Height: 6’ 3”
    Weight: 150 pounds
    Race: Elf


    Appearance: Fa’edri Kalesha Mae’sarya is exactly what she seems to be: a fighter. With a crooked nose that had healed wrong when broken in a fight, her face liberally laced with scars, and a tall, well-muscled but lean and rangy body, Kalesha is one of the best sword fighters. She is equally competent with a bow, and her ax skills, while not as good as her sword skill, is enough to swing the tide of a fight. One of her legendary skills is her unnatural senses; she has almost supernatural hearing, sight, and smell. She would have been beautiful with her golden hair, blue eyes, and pale skin, but her years of fighting has removed that from her face, much to her satisfaction. Fa’edri views beauty as a tool for whores.


    Personality: She never addresses anyone by their first name unless she knows them well. While she has a foul command of language (on bad days, every other word’s a swear word), she also genuinely cares for her charge, the Princess Faraday. What is ironic is that although she dislikes and distrusts magic, she is the guardian of the most powerful mage ever born. She is smart, but is happy enough to leave all mental challenges to her charge and contents herself with bashing in people’s heads, for Faraday is far superior to her in intelligence. She does not possess the diplomatic skills that Faraday does; her brand of subtlety consists of a knife pointed at someone. And while the Princess is a bundle of contradicting traits, Fa’edri is straightforward and honest. After the basis of her character has been unraveled, it is easy to understand her. Her entire life is based on her personal code of honor, and she would rather die than taint her honor.


    History: Fa’edri is an ordinary enough woman—if being a weaponsmaster counts as “ordinary”. Fa’edri is one of the greatest fighters among the elves, and was chosen to be Faraday’s guardian at the early age of 23, when most guardians are drafted after fifty years. However, she is skilled and has saved her charge’s life more than once. After training with various fighters of all kinds, she is more than competent enough to hold her own end in a fight, as well as Faraday’s. She and Faraday make a good pair—she handles the physical stuff, and Faraday the metaphysical.
     
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    Sharana Ylavra Wingheart


    Sex: female
    Age: 103
    Weapons: Bow, knives, a long sword
    Artifacts: none
    Class: Sentinel of the Stars, warrior, minor mage
    God: Dalin the Tamer
    Alignment: Good, but the protection of the Well of Stars is her foremost priority
    Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 120 lbs
    Race: Winged Elf (of the Sky Elves)


    A brief note on the Sky Elves: the long-lived (though not immortal) sky elves are elves who claim to command the element of air. There are two kinds: the Winged Elves, who have wings growing from their backs, and Windriders, who tame the various beasts of the air—but only those that are not sentient. One example is the roc, a gigantic bird which can be trained to carry a rider. While the sky elves are kin with the forest elves, and will help their kinfolk should problems arise, they tend to be a proud, aloof people, arrogant of being a Windrider. They all share contempt and disdain for “groundwalkers,” as they call those who are not Windriders, but neither do they condemn groundwalkers.


    Appearance, History, and Personality: Sharana is a slender, ethereal creature, her pale skin, silvery-white hair, silvery-blue wings and eyes making her look more like a ghost than an elf. While her delicate bones and fragile, sleepy beauty makes her look like an easy target, the illusion conceals a fully competent fighter and mage willing to protect the Well of Stars at all costs. She looks as if she belongs drifting among the stars rather than in the world of Liandrah. However, her hard eyes have seen much of the world, and she is very cynical of others, if they are not Sentinels.
    She is of a minor noble house, Ylavra, which was elevated to greater esteem when Sharana was picked out to become a Sentinel of the Stars, a prestigious position. However, ever since she joined the secretive Sentinels, she has become less open and less concerned with politics, which dominate her House’s life. She has also become admittedly more pessimistic and darker as she fights back wave after wave of demons in search of the Well of Stars. However, with her comrades, Sharana is very lighthearted and merry, an odd contrast to the face she presents to her family. But her arrogance at being a Windrider elf has disappeared, an anomaly in the pride Windriders, who never permit others to forget that they are groundwalkers. Instead, this has been replaced with a mixture of pride at being a Sentinel and an awareness of the harsher realities—that she will most likely die soon in the line of duty. Because of this, Sharana prefers to walk alone, although she will ally with anyone should the need arise.