Myra Maybelle "Belle" StarrAge:
The Starr family line is said to be one of the oldest in Angelscroll, a line of knights and warriors that have long stood to defend the gates from the Tyrant's brutal onslaught. But the endless siege has devastated the once sprawling family as offspring die in either the catacombs below, during sieges, or of natural causes. Myra Maybelle 'Belle' is the last of the bloodline. Like her ancestors, Belle showed a talent for swordplay and strategy early on in her life. To her, combat is a chess match. You move your pieces and sometimes you have to sacrifice a pawn to capture a king. Sometimes you must suffer a minor injury to strike a fatal blow. Her fighting style emphasizes this principle: she will trick and opponent by pretending to leave her guard open and may even subject herself to a minor wound in order to strike a killing blow. This carries over to her studies in tactics as well. Though her instructors balk at her methods, her proposed tactics in class would often lead to an overwhelming victory. This attitude has earned her some scorn from her peers at the academy, but none can doubt her raw talent and intelligence. But is she straying too far from her noble roots? Will she learn that soldiers are not just pawns, but people? Is it right to sacrifice someone even if it means victory and life for a greater number? The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. ...Or is there another way? When the next siege comes, Belle will be called to the front lines, called to lead her own troops. What will happen to those under her command?Personality:
Belle is a surprisingly warm and friendly woman outside of class and training. She greets her friends with a smile and pays little heed to her detractors. Indeed, outside of class it is hard to imagine that this is a woman who would manipulate a battlefield with cold precision. In class or training, however, she is calculating and fixated solely on the task at hand. She is always calm and collected and seems to be in control of the situation - even if she is losing - which can be a tad unnerving for some. Once, while outmatched during a spar with a fellow student, he dropped his sword and surrendered because she looked so confident that he was sure she had something brutal planned. Abilities & Skills:
Excellent swordswoman, genius strategist, good archery skills, extremely cunning.Strength/Weakness:
Belle's greatest strengths revolve around combat and planning. She is an extremely formidable one-on-one opponent and can even handle multiple opponents in combat with some ease. At commanding troops and planning attacks, she is unmatched - especially in open field battles. However, she has never commanded troops during a real siege. All of her experience thus far is fighting on the front lines under the command of someone else. Next time, however, she will be in charge of her own troops. Her attitude has caused her to have a negative reputation at the academy, and while some can see the logic in her methods, others call her cold hearted and may refuse her command. Quote:
"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles."