16 (actual) 14 (appears to be)Sex:
Female (dresses like a boy, is sometimes confused as one)Orientation:
Uncertain, never admits if she likes a man, isn't sure of feelings towards other womenThe LookHeight:
Short and black doesn't go past her neckEyes:
Sunkissed fair skinAnything else:
Has a penchant for wearing tops that flatten her chest as much as she can get away with, always carries her large ninja star safely strapped to her back when not in in use, wears blue frequently as it's her favorite color. As stated before, tends to dress like a boy and until she speaks is generally mistaken for a young man, her siblings know better however (much to her chagrin)The StoryLikes:
Studying combat with her brother when he's not off fighting, reading, wrestling, practicing martial arts, tough guys, tough girls, dressing as a guy (despite her parents dislike of it), horse-riding, Festivals, her family, swearing, crude humor, romance (though her chances of admitting it to anyone outside of her brother are slim to none)Dislikes:
Acting lady-like, wearing dresses, having to use proper manners in formal situations, being pursued by insincere suitors, the idea of being married off for politics, greed, dishonesty, those who torment the weak or invalidPersonality:
Lenally is like any other girl....with the exception that she would rather have been born a boy like her brother Henrik. Since she can't change her gender, makes do by dressing more like a boy and romping about without a care in the world. She tends to spend more time watching her brother train or begging to train with him than doing anything else. When she isn't busy trying to become a tough guy, she likes to spend her time reading, tending to favor history, combat, and occasionally romance novels (the last one being her own personal secret) She also has quite a foul little mouth, often being chastised for her language use at the most inopportune times. Still, she has a big heart, and does whatever she can to make people happy. Except her suitors, that is. She adores her older brother Henrik, and always pouts when he has to leave. She aspires to be just like him one day.Habits:
A huge tomboy with pretty decent fighting ability, she spends a lot of time working with her ninja star or prowling around with the soldiers, listening to their tales of combat and dreaming of the day she can join them. She likes to drink too, which can sometimes get her into trouble if her brother isn't around, but is able to fend for herself when he's not. She has more problems with her parents due to her refusal to get married and causes problems with every suitor. She always says if she marries she wants to marry for love.History:
At one point, Lenally was just like any other girl, wearing dresses, playing with dolls and pretending to be the damsel in distress. But all that would change when she first saw her older brother Henrik training when he was around the age of 10. She was fascinated, watching him practice with weapons and with his fists. It was a whole new world that captured her imagination. She soon found herself sneaking to watch more, but still enjoyed playing with her dolls for the most part. Then one day, a rather mean little boy opted to try and steal her doll. Not only did Lenally chase him down, but she gave him a black eye for taking her doll away. He did hit her back, but before he could land another hit, her brother Henrik came to her rescue, chastising the boy for beating up on a defenseless girl.
After sending the little boy off to nurse his pride, Henrik encouraged Lenally to toughen up so that she wouldn't get picked on anymore. While Henrik's words might not have been meant the way she took it, Lenally decided at that moment, at the age of 8, to start to learn to fight as well and become a soldier. It also bothered her that women were considered so fragile, and she sought to prove them wrong. She soon stopped wearing dresses and instead began to wear pants, trousers and shorts. She learned to dress as a man despite serious objection from her parents, and began to sneak to train with a trainer Henrik suggested. Initially, her brother wasn't so keen to have her train to be a soldier, but despite the harsh training regime of the trainer he put in charge of her, she not only began to excel but rather enjoy the training.
Lenally also got into a lot of fights as a result, being picked on by boys who felt a woman didn't need to be on the battlefield. Most of the time she won, but a few times she got herself beaten and would also get punished for putting herself in danger by her parents. Henrik didn't necessarily approve her of her brawling, but knew it would help her to toughen up, considering her wishes and her gender she needed to be able to fight with her fists just as much as her ninja star that she was given when she was a little older.
Because Lenally is of marriageable age, her parents constantly try to find someone for her. She usually scares them off, either with crude, unladylike behavior or with bruises. She did try to sneak off with Henrik on his most recent campaign, but was ratted out and forced to stay behind. She wrote to Henrik every day, to make sure he was safe and eagerly awaits his return.....