Alyx is a fair-haired, amber-skinned woman of mixed northern ancestry and no last name. She is extremely beautiful and charming, with a melodic voice and genuinely admirable, balletic movement in every step. She draws the eye and ear in nearly any situation, and-- in true Sune fashion-- seems to do so without the slightest effort. Her demeanor and her gaze betrays years not reflected in her eyes, and she is often mistaken for a much younger woman than she is.
She is, at her best, kind, generous, emotional, graceful, alluring, bold. At her worst, she is deeply scarred emotionally- a fact that she accepts, despite the damage it does to relationships she fosters, and hopes that she can be accepted despite her need for vacillating neediness and desire for solitude. She wants others there when she wants them. She wants them gone when she doesn't. She adores two deities in a way that is extreme and, perhaps, unhealthy.. leaving her haunted, uncertain in her purpose, and at times conflicted or lacking assurance as she is manipulated by two gods of vastly different philosophies.
Originating in Waterdeep, a child Alyx was traded by her abusive father to pay a very steep gambling debt-- the price must have been high indeed, because she was already the sole caretaker for her brothers and sisters at age 12. She endured further abuse at the hands of her captors in Skullport, but was rescued by a band of adventurers passing through that infested territory and released into the custody of the church of Lathander. She hoped to achieve her god's grace, but was chosen instead by the benevolence of Sune to carry out her will; when lady Firehair appeared, Alyx was surprised because she believed herself to be wretched and purile inside, and thought she could only hope to atone for her violent and bitter desires for vengeance. Somehow, Sune sought to recapture her inner light, and saw something in the purity of her spite that was worth resurrecting and capturing. At the first opportunity she had, she registered to perform 'Non-targeted Missionary Work,' meaning that she would fall in with a band of adventurers and do her best to keep them on the right path. The church dispatches her, not questioning her affinity with the god of the Sun and Time, to deal with any undead threats. As such, she remains on exceptional terms with the city watch and, to some, is considered a hero of rising reputation-- those rumors of her whoring in private salons must, of course, be rumor only.
Alyx bears a great deal of resentment for her early life's hardships, and she still suffers from nightmares and, at unfortunate times, sudden impulsive images and flashes of memory to early abuse. The affects of these memories are... unpredictable. She is confused by Sune's acceptance of her, even more so by the tenet that "Beauty Comes from Within" because, though she is lovely outside, inside she feels vile and bitter. She tends to enjoy flaunting order and punishing the wicked, not out of righteousness but out of selfish vengeance. In spite of her incendiary personal drive, her devotion to At'ar lingers at the periphery of her being, urging acceptance, order, and steadiness... she believes that, early in her time at the temple, she was visited by At'ar and he either blessed her as his child, or made love to her in mortal form, making her a vessel of his rebirth in some fashion beyond mortal understanding. Strange, that, but her adoration of the sun has never failed, for what is the moon's light but a reflection of a sun past the horizon?
She is erotically attracted to cold, unfeeling beings, such as extraplanars and hardened, jaded types, despite having a desire for camaraderie with her allies and, often, expecting physical intimacy at will. Her teachers at the temple of At'ar are a lifemated couple of priests, Galash and Ikisar-- these two men often call her 'daughter' and, in the most sincere expression of love she knows, accept her insecurities and invite her into their home, encouraging her, listening to her fears and confessions, and advising her on the natural progression of order that is preordained before men are born. Anything goes with them... they seem to understand her better than anyone, and they have aided her by punishing her for her self-destructive attempts to ruin her place in the order (lashing out against authority, refusing quests, etc). They have even understood the twisted touch of Sune's overwhelming power over her-- a mind and lust tainted, perhaps, by a more sinister goddess' attempt to corrupt her-- and accept her into their bed often.
Her father still lives somewhere in the realm, and she seeks vengeance against him-- a less than noble desire-- for his having prostituted her as out in her youth. She had no will to make those decisions then... being promiscuous now is no comparison. One former lover, Posachi, was rumored to have been turned by Asmodeus, and even tried to taint her against the order during a long mission when, carefully, he guided her toward outright rebellion against her gods and led the pillage of a lost temple of At'ar... it was here that At'ar-- she believes-- intervened and, after removing Posachi's presence from the lost temple, presented her with the gifts of the Sun by blending his power with the powers of Sune, making love to her for three days and nights and planting what she imagines to be a 'seed' of his power in her heart.