218 years old.Apparent Age:
Pretty. Young. Soft. Harmless. These are the thoughts that pop into the heads of most when they gaze upon Hela, especially when she happens to be in the company of the Princess. With bright green eyes and a soft smile, whom would suspect she harbours the heart of a trained killer? Whom could suspect that the milky white skin and pale brown hair belongs to a predator of the night? Even her garb does not match that of her status, for indeed, when in the company of the Princess, she dresses in sharp, smart, and expensive suits, tailored to fit only the Shade. Only for the most special occasions, or on the Princess' command, will she ever consider wearing a dress or a skirt.Weapons: Straight razor
, throwing knives
(Mostly worn for ceremony or to make a point), garrote.Element:
Devoted. This is the word which sums up the entire personality of this young Vampire. She is utterly, and hopelessly, devoted to Princess Luna Nix. And as a Shade, what more could one want? Hela will defend her charge from any and all threats, and carry out her every whim, be it to harvest blood from the mortal cattle, or grant the final death to her enemies.
Hela also displays a very strong aversion to modern firearms, and despite several offers to be trained in their use over the centuries, she has always turned them down, finding them to be ugly, crude, inefficient, noisy, and a cowardly weapon. She much prefers the clean, quick, elegant efficiency of a blade over the weapon of the 20th century.
When not on a Hunt, Hela is a relaxed and almost laid back, and has been known to possess a dry humour as sharp as her razor. Thanks to her experience with Vampiric life, she's aware of the intense political nature and intrigue that surrounds a Coven and the Princess' court, and stands ever ready to take out the Princess' enemies and opponents.Quirks:
Welsh accent. Dresses in male clothing.Strength:
Her speed, stealth, and experience. She has trained for over a century to be the fastest of her kind, no matter where she goes, and who she meets, and has had nearly two centuries to train with countless weapons, against equally many opponents. She also combines her long years of training with her chosen element of Air to not only help boost her speed, but also her stealth, using it to muffle the few sounds that she makes, and to drop from nearly any height without a sound.Weakness:
Blindly loyal. Despises
guns of any form, and considers the wielders of such crude items to be an inferior combatant, and a coward to boot!Biography:
Born in a small village in Wales in the late 18th century, to a poor family, Hela's life was never destined for greatness, or even a bright future. Her family moved to the industrial capitol world, London, shortly after she was born, to work in the many factories that were springing up all over the greatest city of the world (at the time).
Though, their brief luck was not to last. Thanks to a raging fire, Hela lost her family, and her home. She became one of countless other street urchins in the city of London. And there she survived. Stealing and begging to keep going between days, and to keep her place amongst the other orphan gangs in the city. But she was quick, and she was smart, so she soon became quite skilled at picking deep pockets, and avoiding the officers of the law.
For twelve years she lived with the other urchins. For twelve years she lived as a thief. And she would have continued down that path, if not for one fateful evening, where she attempted to steal from the bedroom of a mysterious, beautiful, foreign noblewoman. One Princess Luna Nix.
In hindsight, it was no surprise that the Princess caught her while trying to steal her jewelry and valuables. After all, how could a lowly urchin hope to best the keen senses of such an ancient and powerful vampire as her? The surprise came from the fact that she had been able to sneak her way inside the Princess' bedchambers, and past her guards.
Normally, anyone with the audacity to attempt to steal from a member of Vampiric royalty would be put to death, be they mortal or undead, and who indeed would miss a lowly street orphan? But the Princess was never one to throw away a potential asset, and Hela certainly possessed skills that might come quite handy. And so it was that the Welsh urchin was inducted into the Princess' coven, and for the next seven years, did her biddings as a mortal thief, spy, and assassin-in-training.
Upon the twenty fourth night of her birth, and her first assassination of worth, removing a key mortal pawn of a rival coven, Hela Gwaed, Hunting Blood, was embraced into the ranks of Vampiric society, and she was given her trademark weapon as a gift from the Princess herself. The straight razor of her first kill.
That night, Hela the Urchin ceased to breathe.
That night, Hela the Shade was born.