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    Name: Taryn
    Age: 23
    Height: 4’11”
    Appearance: Frail appearance, birdlike frame. Thin face, pale skin and haunted eyes, long, straight, nearly white blond hair down to her waist, giving her an almost colorless appearance. Pretty in her own way, but she would not believe it. A long horizontal scar runs on one side of her neck. Usually wears loose, comfortable dresses.

    Weapons: 2 small throwing knives concealed in the sleeves of her dress, only for defense, not combat. Moderately skilled with bow and arrow.

    History: Taryn is from Tar Valon. When she was 22, she discovered her talent when a thief tried to rob her walking home. He attempted cut her throat. Struggling to hold the knife back, she inadvertently drew on his energy and killed him. He fell to the ground, and she tried to heal him, but he was already dead. She still has a scar on her neck from this incident, but she hasn’t told many people about it. A few weeks later, she traveled to the Tower so they could possibly find out what this power was. When the Tower spilt, she went to Salidar, seeing the fallacy of following Elaida.

    Personality: Shy, reserved, and as a result does not warm up to many people immediately. Seems rather unfriendly at first. Very self-sacrificial, sometimes to her detriment.

    Nature of her talent: She can heal with her touch, but to heal people that are near death, it puts her near death. She can also steal someone's energy to heal herself or to hurt them, but she has not done that since confronting the man in the alley. The healing drains her, accounting for her appearance and frailty.
     
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    Name: Rincauthiel Gwendeth

    Age: 327

    Race: Elf

    Description: Tall for a female elf, dark hair cut shorter, much to the chagrin of her family. Grey eyes that always seem to be smiling at a private joke.

    Personality: She is very charming when she chooses to be, but can be scathing or hurtful with her comments. A bit selfish sometimes, but will defend her friends with her life, also rather mercurial

    History: Grew up in one of the minor noble families, charming her way up into higher social circles. Tagged along with Aiwe after leaving Rivendell because “she had nothing better to do” after her parents left for Valinor. She and Aiwe have a relationship much like that of younger siblings and older, respectively. They get on each other’s nerves because they are such opposites, but care about each other as sisters.

    Weapons and skills: Skilled at bow and arrow, short knives. Has an unnatural talent for sleight of hand.
     
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    Name: Taylas
    Age: 461, appearance of about 25 ish

    Species: Lyaean

    Physical Attributes: humanoid, tall and slender, whitish long blond hair, pale skin, intense eyes, light blonde hair, long and wavy, but mostly put up, blue eyes

    Usually wears: robes similar to those of the First Sister, except for parties, state engagements, and combat purposes

    Special Abilities: Telepathy, telempathy, learning telekinesis

    History: Taylas was the daughter of a relatively well off family of merchants, and was brought to the Tower for training at the late age of 27, because her talent did not manifest itself until that time. When it finally did, it was found she was gifted, and strongly, in three psionic powers, abnormal since the average is one, and two is considered extraordinary. It was then she was predicted to become the First Sister, and for that matter the most powerful one in about 20 generations. Becoming an Initiate when she turned 35, and a full Sister at 40, she went through initiation quickly, and then began her training from the current First Sister, Tolnara, on matters of state, and honing her powers.

    So far, she has lost most of her sight, but can “see” better than the First Sister can, who is nearing 900 years of age.

    Her Rinasi is a large black cat named Fiara.

    About the Lyaeans:
    General Appearance: humanoid, tall and slender, whitish blond hair or more rare light brown hair, pale skin.
    Attributes: Naturally gifted in vocal mimicry and can understand and speak any language. They bind animals as familiars, called Rinasi. Life span is about 700 generally, but the Sisterhood lives to at least 1000 on average.
    The Sisterhood: A few Lyaean females are gifted with psionic abilities, and when discovered are brought to the Sisterhood. Depending on the strength of their ability, they start off as Novices, then Initiates, and finally full Sister. Their governing body is the Council of Eight, lead by the ninth member, the First Sister, and this Council also rules most of their planet, with minor local Councils (not always made of Sisters or even females) under them. However, many of the more powerful Sisters are nearly blind, learning to sense people at a relatively early age. Novices come to the tower as soon as they show ability, usually around 15 or 16. The Sisters are also trained in a form of martial arts, and knife fighting. There are about 100 Sisters in the Sisterhood at any given time, about 75 Initiates, and 200 novices. Not many women make it past the novice stage, not being powerful enough. Initiates take a test for Sisterhood, but cannot stay as Initiates at the Tower. Either they are powerful enough for Sisterhood, or they must leave.
    Regarding Rinasi: Rinasi are a gift given to every person on the planet by the Goddess. However, they are not usually bonded until the Lyaean's 21st birthday. The Rinasi seeks them out, and they recognize each other immediately. After being bonded, if a Lyaean is seperated from their Rinasi, it hurts them physically, and the longer the distance the more the pain. It is possible to sever a Rinasi from the Lyaean, but only as capital punishment. In such cases, the Rinasi dies and the Lyaean either becomes despondent and catatonic, or dies within days of their Rinasi.

    About Lyaea:
    General Terrain: A temperate land most seasons, but with icy cold winters every fourth year. Small planet, about the size of Mercury, with many bodies of water.


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