Name: Valerie 'Val' Eberhardt Age: 17
HP: 27/108 MEP: 20
(72= Wounded, 36=Critical)Attributes
PER: 1 EMO:5Skills
Running (-2) 7
Climbing (-2) 7
Horse riding (-6) 3
Throwing (0) 9
Swimming (-3) 6
Jumping (0) 9
Team based sports (-3) 6
Brawl (-3) 6
Gliding based sports (X) X
Martial arts (X) X
Persuade (-2)* 4 +3 = 7
Small talk (0) 4 +3 = 7
Cooking (1) 5
Ear bashing (0) 4 +2 = 6
Computer Use (-5) -1
Games (0) 4
Acting (-2) 2
First aid (-2) 2
Cheat at exams (-2) 2
Tumbling (-3)* 9
Tailoring (-2) 7
Drawing (-2) 7
Stealth (0) 9
Dodge (0) 9
Forgery (0) 9
Tinkering (-2) 7
Make up (-1) 8
Parry (-3) 6
Painting (-2) 7
Bike (0) 9
Motorbike (-2) 7
Artistic sports (X)* 9
Attract attention (0)* 7 +2 = 9
Seduction (0) 7
Search (0) 1
Disguise (-1) 0
Photo (-1) 0
Video (-1) 0
Shooting (-3) -2
Sing/Karaoke (-1) 4
Dance (-2) 3
Party (0) 5
Fashion (0) 5
Music (X) X
Manners (-1) 4
: Attract Attention, Artistic Sport, Tumbling, PersuadeTraits
Positive: Well-Mannered, Diplomat
Negative: Spiteful, Misandrist
Neutral: Elegant, Excess Pride, Acrobatic (From Artistic Sports Mastery)Magic
: Lightning Reflex
Sphere: Physical Enhancement
Attribute: DEX Power: 9
Description: Bonus (Power/3) to dodge and evade rolls for remainder of battleReflection
Attribute: INT Power: 4+3=7
Description: Creates a reflection of Val that distracts targets. Unharmed by physical or
projectile attacks but is destroyed when attacked by any magic. Reflection's only action is to
use Attract Attention. Takes one turn to cast.
*Enemies can detect the illusion by rolling against INT – Spell's PowerInspire
Attribute: CHA Power: 7
Description: Small heal (Power*2) with a bonus (+1) to next 2 emotion savesAcademics
Social Studies 4+11=15
Phys Science 4+3=7
Life Science 4+4=8
Core Elective: PE 18+1=19**
Student Government 7+8=15***
Total Points: 50/50
*Val is a native German speaker. She gets a ½ INT bonus to German and a ½ INT penalty to English
**Base score taken from Mastered Skill (Artistic Sport and Tumbling)
***Chose to use CHA as the base stat for Government
Val's mother was born in Santa Puerto, but moved away when she met Val's father, who was an ambassador to a foreign nation. Val was born in and grew up in this country where she lived a life of limited luxury. Her home was constantly filled with powerful and often beautiful people, she was taught by the best private tutors, and sent to prestigious finishing schools schools with the daughters of nobility, ministers, and aristocrats. Val never did very well academically, though she excelled in finishing school; the most important lesson she learned that charm can go a long way.
Around Val's 13th birthday, her father was involved in public scandal with a number of his young interns that led to Val's parents separating. In the following divorce proceedings, Val's mother got custody but little else. Luckily, Val's mother had inherited her parents house back in Santa Puerto and decided to take Val and her sister, Sofia, back there.
The move was a shock for Val. Not only was she leaving her friends, lifestyle, and country behind, but she was going to have to go to public school... Val knew no one when she started at St. Cosmas Academy. While technically not an exchange student, she speaks with a slight-to-moderate accent and many considered her to be one, at least initially. More due to her looks than anything else she was quickly absorbed up by the cheerleading clique where she has excelled socially. Navigating the vaugeries and complexities of public high school social circles has given her some sense of belonging in this new place.Psychological Profile
Due to her father's over-valuing of social prestige and the fact that Val was often picked by her schoolmates (Sometimes due to her grades/intelligence and the fact that she can be somewhat clumsy when not focused, but mostly because Val's family had little money, at least comparatively), Val has a tendency to be very self-critical, especially of her perception by others, and does not shy away from using her assets to gain social standing; which leads many to see her as vain or manipulative. Val doesn't have a great deal of book smarts, but she is relatively good looking and a very good at judging emotions and intentions; skills she isn't afraid to use to her advantage, causing some see her as manipulative.
Her father's scandal was very traumatic as well, and probably a direct cause of her distrust of men and her fear of betrayal. This fear has made her tend towards aloofness, though she is prone to large emotional outbursts if pushed. For instance, Val reacts very negatively towards any sign of disloyalty or infidelity and is fiercely protective of those she cares about. Physical Appearance
Hair: Dirty blonde. Straight. Slightly past shoulder blades.
Complexion: Caucasian. Sparsely freckled.
Body Type: Fit, but not exactly skinny. She naturally tends towards a sturdier build.
More Backstory Stuff!MYTH and LEGENEDS of the CLANS:
The following are meant to be memories of stories my character heard from her grandmother as a little girl and, therefore, of suspect accuracy.
The ORIGIN of DEMONS
There is an old legend my grandmother told me once. It says that long ago, before people, before the earth, before time itself, this universe was ruled by chaos embodied in viscous demons who lived only to sew more suffering and chaos amongst themselves. This was how things had been for eternity, for there was no time in those days. Then, the Gods arrived. They were from another realm, one ruled by order and creation. Some say that a demon had accidentally ripped a hole in the world, since the chaos had made it so thin, others say he intentionally sought out other realms in order that they too might be made chaotic; my Grandmother wouldn't say which she believed.
However it happened, the two realms collided in a terrible war that lasted for ages and ages. It eventually became apparent that the demons were winning. No matter how quickly or strongly the gods built their order, the agents of chaos could tear it down faster. The gods decided that a new and drastic strategy was needed. Calling together their brightest and most inventive minds, the gods schemed to create some way to defeat the demons once and for all; for, once the demons ravaged their world, there would be nothing to stop them from destroying every other realm in creation.
As the weapon neared completion and the gods were beginning to despair, an unexpected thing happened. A demon arrived at the gates of the God's City and demanded an audience. He claimed he wished to help the gods defeat the demons. While distrustful of demon trickery, the gods were desperate. Brought before the war council in the strongest magical chains, the demon said it had heard of the gods weapon and knew that it would not work. The god were outraged, demanding to know how the demon had learned their secret. The demon would not say. He only said the as beings of chaos the demons could not be destroyed, so long as the god remained; for every light, no matter how bright, breeds shadows.
The gods responded that they knew this and were prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to see the demons destroyed. That would be foolish, said the demon, for chaos, like darkness, cannot be destroyed, only filled. The gods despaired
When asked why he would betray his own side, the demon replied that an ordered being wouldn't understand. Chaos has no 'side'. It is pure impulse without reason. The gods did not trust the demon, but they saw that he was right. Together the gods greatest engineers worked with the demon to construct a mighty prison, the most elaborate thing ever designed. It was prison that used the demons' own chaotic energies against them. It would be an entire world, neither wholly chaotic nor wholly ordered, the balance kept in check by living creatures of a special sort. These guardians would carry both chaos and order within them, both good and evil. They must have both to keep the universe in balance.
When the prison was complete, the gods laid a trap. They sacrificed many of their bravest warriors and leaders to draw the demons into the prison, which was then sealed behind them from the outside. The remaining gods then left the universe, for if they remained there would be an unbalance and the whole project would fail.
This prison was earth. And today we can still see the seams from where the gods put the planet together to keep the demons inside. But, my grandmother would warn me, the earth itself is not enough to keep the demons inside. Their chaos will eventually start to wear down the barriers and the prison will start to weaken along the seams. That is why humans have heroes, to seal up the cracks.
The BIRTH of the CLANS
Another story my Grandmother likes to tell is about what happened after the gods left. It turns out that the demon who switched sides was not as altruistic as he claimed. Callissarii, for that was what he called himself, helped the gods seal up his brethren so that not only would he be the only demon left, but with the gods out of the dimension he would be the most powerful being in the universe. He had no desire to rule the world, just to be the most powerful being in it. For the first few millennia he left the earth mostly alone, only occasionally meddling in minor things when he got bored.
When he began to sense the seal weakening he was worried, but he knew this was a part of the cycle. In time enough the humans would close the rift with their collective will and belief. But the chaotic energy didn't die away, in fact it got stronger. Concerned, he went down to earth and noticed that its people where not yet sufficiently powerful to re-close the rifts. What was more, there were a few small demons that had managed to squeeze through the cracks and were wrecking havoc, causing the seals to weaken even faster. What he had failed to realize is that his presence offset the balance he had created. Not only were the seams of the world eroding faster that he had anticipated, but the collective will of humans wasn't enough to keep the rifts closed.
So, in order keep his fellow demons imprisoned, Callissarii imbued certain clans of humans—those living around the weakest of the rifts—with supernatural powers that would allow them to battle the demons. These heroes would inspire human faith and keep the rifts closed longer. Satisfied that this would be enough, he went back to the void to bask in his own supremacy.
But his vacation was short-lived. When he grudgingly returned to earth, drawn by the renewed chaotic energy pouring out of it, he found that the beings he had chosen had become tyrannical rulers, warring over the planet with their magic. Given his presence in the universe, the chaotic power he had given the humans was too much. The rifts were weakened to the point of ripping asunder by the magical war, to weak for the demon to close them himself.
Gathering the most powerful for the remaining magical humans, the demon sent them into the rift, into the chaotic realm beyond, to search for the remains of the heroic gods that had been sealed away with the demons. All Callissarii needed was a piece of a body, something ordered with which to bind the seals, but he was shocked when the humans returned with a survivor.
Her name was Io and she had been a soldier under the god Fiden, who had stayed behind to bait the demons. When she learned of what had happened, she was enraged and tried to kill the treacherous Callissarii. But Callissarii persuaded her by explaining that without him to balance the universe, the demons would eventually break free. While she was scandalized by Callissarii's true motive, Io was forced to agree that resealing the demons was more important than anything. Together, the demon and the god altered the power so that would only be awakened in the presence of other demons, or chaotic demonic energy seeping through a weakening rift.
Satisfied that things were in hand, Callissarii and Io retired to opposite sides of the universe; he to bask in his own greatness and she to keep eternal vigil on the prison.