5' 6'' / 140 lbsMotive for joining guild:
Desire to improve herselfPersonality:
On the surface, she is kindhearated, rational, and professional. However, she is fueled by an almost insatiable desire to improve her power, and obtain more strength. She's always willing to take on the next big hunt, and she is absolutely fearless on the battlefield, as she refuses to back down or run away until her only two options are to either retreat or die. She values human life at an extreme premium, and she outright refuses to allow anybody in her team to attempt some kind of 'noble sacrifice' should the situation turn dire. Despite that, though, she is tactical and keeps a calm mind while fighting. As any experienced hunter can tell you, a hunter wielding big, slow, heavy weapons must be smart in order to outwit, outmaneuver, and overpower their opponents, contrary to the stereotype about heavy weapons users being 'mindless meatheads'. She favors big, powerful weapons and is almost never seen without a Greatsword. However, when the situation calls for it, she has been known to break out a Switch Axe from time to time.Likes:
Honest and honorable allies, people who are aware of their limits, sweet rolls, logic puzzles, strategy gamesDislikes:
Death (to an extreme degree), spicy foods, recklessness, ignorance or apparent stupidityYears of experience:
5Favorite weapon type:
Great SwordBackup weapon type:
Switch AxeCurrent armor:
Modified Lagiacrus setCharacter History:
At the age of seventeen, Natalia left home with her sights set of being a powerful, respected Monster Hunter that would be able to bring fame and wealth to the unassuming, small family that she had grown up as a part of. With an old and reliable blade on her back and basic hunting leathers dawned, she ventured out alone in the world to make a name for herself. However, she ended up being rejected by all the guild leaders that she came across, for reasons that they were not willing to share with her. Growing desperate, the young woman realized that she'd have to prove her worth if she was to be accepted in the ranks of the Monster Hunters. As such, when she heard a trio of hunters talking about how they were heading out on a dangerous hunt to take down a monster just outside of the local borders, she saw her chance and tailed behind them from a distance. This was her chance! All she had to do was prove that she would be useful, and they were SURE to accept her as a member. Natalia revealed her presence to the hunters once it was too late for them to turn back, and reluctantly, the trio allowed for her to come along as long as she stayed out of the way and kept herself out of danger. Natalia agreed to their terms, confident that she'd prove herself nonetheless, and the hunt began.
The group had been able to slay the Azure Rathalos that they had been after, though Natalia had mostly stayed out of the way and had contributed nothing to the success of the team. When the trio began to leave, she lowered her head in defeat, realizing that she had been completely useless, and that there was no way she'd proven herself worthy of joining the guild. That was when things started flying off the rails, and the squad heard heavy, stomping feet coming from behind them. Turning around, Natalia found herself face to face with a gigantic leviathan, it's scales white as the pale, pure moon. The only parts that weren't pure white were a soft tint of blue. It's bright red eyes glowed against the setting sun, as it walked on all four of it's legs slowly towards the group and let out a sound that seemed like a half-hybrid between a roar and a hiss, as though it was warning the group right then to leave.
As it's maw opened, it bared it's lengthy rows of fangs at the humans, and while the hunters were intimidated and ready to leave since they knew what they would be getting themselves into, Natalia only saw it as opportunity. She realized that if she was able to put this beast down, she'd prove herself a capable hunter and an asset to the guild. However, the moment she put her hand on the hilt of her blade, the white leviathan erupted forward and the trio of hunters scrambled in a panic. The ivory monster was sickeningly fast, far quicker then Natalia had been prepared for, and it lashed opened it's mouth to unleash a mighty lightning attack on the poor girl. Unable to dodge in time, Natalia let out a cry of fear and shielded her eyes, but the blast never came. Opening her eyes, she saw that one of the hunters had jumped in front of her and intercepted the blast, just before he fell to the ground in critical condition. The two hunters were able to collect their fallen comrade, and with him slumped over their shoulders they ran for their lives. Natalia herself could only run as well, though she split ways from the hunters and made her own way back to town once the leviathan decided to give up it's chase and return to it's territory. Upon her return to town, she made her way back to the guild hall with her head hung low to discover the state of the injured hunter. However, when she arrived, she was horrified to discover that the injury he took had been fatal. The hunter's burial was scheduled for a week later.
She later learned that she was denied because she was apparently overly ambitious, and had too much hunger in her eyes. Hunters that didn't respect their prey, and didn't understand their own strength, were nothing more then a liability to their comrades and were essentially a free meal for the monsters that they were supposed to be slaying. She also learned that the monster she had encountered was an Ivory Lagiacrus, a monster of terrifying power that was considered to be one of the strongest in the known world. Thankfully, the Guild Master took just as much blame on himself for the deceased hunter as Natalia blamed herself for being so ignorant, reckless, and desperate. Natalia herself was a changed woman from the experience, she no longer sought the glory or the money that came from Hunting Monsters. In fact, the moment when that hunter tanked the lightning attack for her was one of the most helpless, pathetic feelings of weakness that she had ever endured in her life. She expressed to the Guild Master that she wanted to never feel that sickening feeling of uselessness again, and she NEVER wanted to see another life end like that again. She never even knew the man's name, but he had died for her, and that revelation had rattled her to her very core.
Despite her flaws, she was welcomed into the Guild after her change of character. Five years later, she had grown and matured into a strong and responsible hunter. She now wears Lagiacrus armor, as a reminder of the monster that had changed her life and made her mature for the better. Even then, though, she still yearns for the day when she's strong enough to fight an Ivory Lagiacrus on even footing, as a way to finally close the door on her doubts, hesitations, and the failures of her past.Player preferences and limits:
All the usual stuff you'd expect to see here, I'm fairly flexible with what I'm willing to do, but I won't do anything that typically dips into the extreme category. While Natalia is technically straight, can be convinced to swing over to the other side of the fence with enough persuasion and patience.