for RPG #5 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.