This is not yet finished. Will be editing in more in the personality and abilities section.Role:
In one word Rosal is an endomorph. She is no slender beauty; her curves are full and soft. Luckily the extra fat she retains is evenly (and discreetly) distributed throughout her body. The excess weight she has padding her face only adds to her naturally youthful aura. Her healthy glow and voluptuous body are a reflection of her happy and easy life. Hair:
Black, thick and wavy.Eyes:
Due to the endless winter creeping in to her formerly sunny homeland, her once golden brown skin has turned in to fade in to a light mocha colour.Background:
The Pangarap family is from a tropical country far away from the heart of Eversnow. For decades it was safe from the icy grip of the evil monarchs. Those were good times; many of its citizens had never even worn anything warmer than vests and short pants, and closed-toe shoes were unnecessary for day-to-day life.
Rosal's father and his family started from rock bottom; her mother was a noble woman. Rosal's father was diligent, intelligent, and persevering; her mother was headstrong, cunning, and even more intelligent than her father. Even before Rosal's father amassed his vast fortune as a merchant her mother already saw the man's potential. Despite her own mother's vehement objections, Rosal's mother married the lower-middle class man.
Not long after the union Rosal was born.
From day one Rosal was raised to be the perfect lady. Her mother had been disowned as a noble lady, but that did not mean that the young girl was going to grow up to be a barbarian. Being a good hostess, entertainer and homemaker was a must, but understanding feelings and using it to one's advantage was an absolutely essential skill for a truly successful woman. Rosal proved to be a promising pupil, but her true talent was in the arts. She was an extremely gifted dancer, singer, and musician. So much so in fact that as soon as they could afford it, her father hired a very reputable bard to be her private tutor.
Rosal's private lessons started when she was eight. By then the eternal winter skies were already visible in the horizon and a noticeable chill stung in the night air.
On Rosal's tenth summer the leaders of her country started sending sacrifices to the Ice King in hopes of buy slowing down the approaching winter. To their relief it worked, but only every time the frosty monarchs was satisfied with the sacrifices sent.
Soon the desperate practice of sending three to seven girls at a time would start, and girls would be hidden from the public eye for their own protection.
At twelve, Rosal's mother birthed twins; two little boys who would become Rosal's whole world. By this time their family wanted for nothing and had reconnected with her mother's family, giving them political pull as well.
Thanks to their reconnecting to the world of politics, the Datu, or the monarch of her homeland, eventually heard of Rosal and her gifts as a bard and her loveliness as a girl.
On Rosal's seventeenth summer The Sandata, the Datu's special army, marched in to town, as they did every three years since the sacrifices started. They tried to take Rosal away but a friend convinced them that she would only be lovelier as time passed. Did not women of true quality only grow better with age? Her mother's blinding beauty was a testament to what she could and would grow in to.
The Pangarap family counted their lucky stars that the desperate gamble had worked.
At the very least they had bought the Pangarap family one last year to be together and say goodbye.
When they came back Rosal nor her parents put up a fight. Rosal had watched the winter clouds creep closer just as she had watched her younger brothers grow up in a world with a fading sun. It was her duty as their older sister to protect them in any way she could, and she would do just that even if it cost her her life. Personality:
Despite her sheltered upbringing Rosal is not one to complain or whine. If anything she resents being treated like a spoilt child, and sees anything outside her small sphere of experience as a challenge that needs to be conquered. However her lack of worldliness is very evident when she is made to interact with people who have lived in extreme hardship and poverty.
Before being sent off to her death, Rosal was a well contained and obedient girl. There is no active plot to anger her captors since she must please the monarchs of Eversnow, but Rosal has become a bit more reckless and more prone to speaking her mind. Abilities:
Rosal is a well trained lady; her skills focus mostly on the art of entertainment. When she puts her mind to it she is quite the considerate hostess and proficient performer. While she is no warrior or trained assassin, she has a few tricks up her sleeve.Captivating Performer:
Rosal has been performing for as long as she can remember. Due to her extensive bardic training she has learned a few special songs with interesting effects. From inducing drowsiness, to enthralling her audience, to inducing agitation or even frenzies, Rosal has a good deal of control over atmosphere as long as she continues performing.Silent Presence:
Even when she isn't trying to be sneaky there are times when Rosal manages to surprise people with her presence. Perhaps it is because she is able to control her emotions very well, but for some reason she has the strange ability to fade in to the background when she does not wish to socialise. Her childhood nickname at home was Bubwit, or Little Mouse.
This is no full-proof technique or skill that can be used on the battle field. It simply allows Rosal to move around without being noticed when people have their guard down.Uncanny Empathy:
Call it women's intuition if you want, but Rosal has a knack for knowing what people are thinking or how they are feeling. It's nothing like mind reading, but it is fairly remarkable in its own right. Normally it would be a handy trait for bluffing, gambling and interrogation, and in its extreme form Rosal can sense if someone significant to her is experiencing very intense feelings despite being separated by great distances. The range of the effect is defined by the intensity of the feeling or experience.
Rosal herself is unsure what this ability actually is, but she is pretty sure she inherited it from her mother.Weakness:Curious Cat:
Rosal has always been observant and mentally active, always looking for new things to learn. Before in her hometown she could simply ask about things, but now she is closely guarded in a place she is unfamiliar with without anyone to comfort her. Basically learning, talking, and exploring are basically the only thing she has to distract her from her anxieties and fears.Recklessness:
The moment the Datu chose her as a sacrifice she had basically lost her life already, and a deadman has little left to fear. The young woman has a misguided hope that perhaps she could somehow, under the right circumstances, help bring down the Ice King.