Lyshaelyn is an elf skilled in both the ways of bow and magic. Able to pincushion foes directly or control the flow of battle with the arcane arts, she is a flexible (in more ways than one) asset to any team. Her long term goal is to improve her skills and be able to wield arrows and spell in perfect harmony, earning the title of Arcane Archer. Off the field, she is a cool soul, a little bit of a loner, who however is trying to change herself and be more friendly and sociable, sometimes awkwardly so. Like many of her kind she favors personal freedom and harbors a mild disdain for too much Law. She tries to do good whenever she can and cannot abide injustice, which she tries to correct, let alone evil, which she always seeks to destroy, to the point of unhealthy fanaticism that is a far cry from her usual quiet, cool demeanor.
(CG Elven Fighter 1 Wizard 1)Character Background (A few paragraphs on your character background, make sure to include how and why you joined the Valkyrie Company.
Lyshaelyn was born the only child to an elven couple of minor reown. Her father was an archer and her mother a magician, and the two were relatively successful adventurers in their own right before they had a baby and settled down. When Lyshaelyn was ten, young by elven and even human standards, yet still old enough to remember her parents, their home was raided by an orc warband out for plunder and loot. Her parents sacrificed themselves holding off the bloodthirsty brutes so that the young elf could escape to safety. Orphaned at such a tender age, Lyshaelyn grew up - in mind if not in body - much more quickly than she would otherwise have. She resolved to avenge her parents, not by merely killing the orcs, but by destroying all evil no matter what form it might take.
An elf's lifespan was long if properly protected and cared for, and Lyshaelyn could bide her time and serve up revenge when it was best served - when it was cold as ice. As there was no need to throw away her own life rushing off to face her foes unprepared, Lyshaelyn spent her growing years learning, training and practicing under mentors who probably only took her under their wing because they pitied her. Still, she learned, if not quite mastered, the art of the sword, the bow, and the arcane. She decided in honor of her parents' memory to focus her efforts on archery and magic. With all her energy spent in this way, she had no time to make any friends her age.
However, the recklessness and impatience of youth eventually caught up with her after a single century, and believing herself to be sufficiently skilled she set out to track down the orc warband that had killed her parents so many years ago. It didn't matter that probably none of the original orcs were still alive, having died of old age in the rare event that they didn't meet a violent end first. The orcs had to die, so that they could never again inflict the pain she went through upon anybody else, and for her own closure. The battle was long and drawn out, a lone elf engaged in hit-and-run tactics against a veritable horde of orcs, chipping away at their numbers incessantly and never confronting them directly. No one could be perfect, however, and after many weeks she finally made a mistake and fell for a trap set up by the enraged orcs. Terribly outnumbered, she just barely managed to evade death and capture, escaping with her life by the slimmest of margins.
It was a hard lesson but Lyshaelyn soon realized that it could have cost her much more. She accepted her need for further improvement and real-world experience - not merely training under indifferent mentors - before she could take on the evils of the world, and finally understood that having some friends to watch her back would also go a long way. When the Valkyries started recruiting, she signed up right away. For the first time since her parents' death she found camaraderie and friendship, sisters-in-arms who she could open herself up to. She decided to make sure she would come out on top before challenging the orc warband again, no matter how long it took. And she would take several decades, maybe another century, to hone her skills and gather allies before starting her crusade against evil in general. After all, neither of them were going away anytime soon.