Name: Freia, real name unknown (known as the Grey Witch, or Dark Lady)
Age: Appears to be in her early twenties, actual age unknown.
Type of Character: Sorceress
History: Freia is part of a tradition of inherited power, far from more rigorous procedures of master apprentice teaching. Her powers are familial, and were taught to her by her mother. Although her appearance isn't always reported as even similar to the one she now has, her names, and the myths that tend to crop up around a sorceress from far outside any major human centers, are well known.
Freia came to the cities in search of wealth. She hoards, like some dragons, though she cares less for gold and jewels than she does for the strange and powerful relics of the world. She tends to stay in one place or another, at the cost of her clients, the rich and royal. She purchases ingredients from slayers, and makes elixirs. Word of her plying her trade to the wealthy arose around the time that slayers, and elixirs began to receive great demand, and although that would make her as old as the dragons, the common theory is that her name, like her trade, is an inheritance.
Personality: As a mystic and something of a trickster, she tends to amuse herself by being intentionally cryptic. Her bargains tend to be straightforward, however, money for goods, goods for money, though in other situations, where her other skills are sought out, her bargains can be more complicated, and often dangerous. She is clearly well aware of her power, and her weaknesses, and so, tends to fear almost nothing, believing herself perfectly capable of knowing when she is superior, and when she must retreat.
Strengths & Weaknesses:
Knowledge: Her greatest strength is her knowledge. Her ability to recall every detail of the vast number of ingredients and objects required for anything she needs to do is astounding, and so, she is vary rarely caught off-guard where magic is concerned.
Poison: Immune to almost all kinds of corruption and poison, Freia is a master of poisons, and her sharp nails are often more potentially deadly than her blades, or magic.
Mystic: Capable of great power, Freia's abilities are mystic, tending to trick the mind, with illusion, or ensnaring weaker minds with visions of riches, that usually lead to a long drop, and very abrupt halt. Her voice can be one of the more potent methods of controlling others, and her words almost always trick the foolish, and confuse the wise.
Relics: Almost everything on her person is in some way valuable, or dangerous. She carries a variety of blades, poisons, elixirs, and other objects. Stealing her possessions is almost always fatal, as poison is one of her favorite traps. Her blades are dragon-bone, and her clothing is made from the clothing of a great many powerful sorcerers, and sorceresses.
Physical Power: She has almost none. Not particularly sprightly or strong, she tends to be incapable of engaging in direct combat, or even effective running away from a faster pursuer. If caught, unarmed, she is quite easy to subdue, presuming that one can see past her other tricks.
Dragons: Since her magic is intended for humans, and is much older in origin than slayers, and the conflict between dragons and humans, it is mostly ineffectual against dragons. She tends to avoid dragons, and areas where they might be. Furthermore, her lack of martial skill leaves her reliant on slayers for the ingredients she needs.