Anitsha "Nitzy" LongstrideSpecies:
Cynical kleptomaniac, with a demagnetized moral compass!Ons:
Getting away with it, being tied up, tying others up, spanking, being spanked, shiny stuffs!Offs:
Snakes, spiders, her parents, small spaces, humans treating her like a child, being called 'Nit', remarks about her height.Physical Description:
First and most noticeable, she is a massive 3'3" tall. With short red hair often cut off scruffily with a dagger, and tied back out of her eyes. She has large bare flat feet with thick soles and never wears boots. Her eyes are a piercing bright blue. Her gaze constantly flickers from spot to spot, face to face, and she will rarely meet your eyes for more than a moment. If she does, though, it will be more than likely you who looks away first!Personality:
Nitzy is the sort of person that unless she wants you to, you won't even notice her. She isn't shy, so much as quiet and observant. She can sit motionless for hours on end, and people will simply forget she is there in the corner. But when she is amongst friends, she can be boisterous, raucous, and excitable. She has incurably itchy fingers, and while not the most accomplished thief in the world, she can usually steal what she has in mind to steal. Unless she wants to get caught, that is... Sometimes, she does! Nitzy is very sensitive about her height. Calling her "longshanks" or "beenpole", or asking her what the weather is like up there will likely earn you a broken nose! She can't help being tall (for a halfling).History:
Nitzy was (as were most people) born. Her father was Gatho Longstride, her mother Mirrelli Flatbottom. (The Flatbottom name derives from an area of land originally settled by halflings, which was surrounded on all sides by steep cliffs in a mountainous region, but had a flat bottom. It has nothing whatever to do with how much Mirrelli enjoyed being spanked). Gatho had joined the Three Footers when he was a youth, and had risen through their ranks to steal himself a place on the council. He had also stolen the heart of the daughter of the council chief, which didn't exactly help his cause, until he presented Mirrelli's father with a suitable dowery.
And so Anitsha was born in Yard-Hold, raised to be a thief, taught the arts of stealth, light-fingeredness, how to judge the value of an item, whether it is worth stealing, how to pick locks, open latches, even some rudimentary magic to enable her to spot warding and alarm spells. However as she neared maturity, there were those amongst the Three Footers who said she had been raised too far... Rumours of elvish taint in her father's blood-line were unfounded. The longstrides had always been tall and slender. The tallest on record, Cherry "Picker" longstride, had been almost 4' tall. This, however, did not help Nitzy when she began having to duck to enter people's homes, and was teased at school.
Developing claustrophobia, arachnophobia and ophidiophobia was a major problem. Yard-Hold was full of tiny tunnels, that the Three Footers used to conceal their presence and rob the few unwary souls who ventured there. It was also very generously populated with spiders, ranging from the minute, to those almost a foot across. And being on the edge of the swamps meant that there was a large snake population. Nitzy left Yard-Hold after an unfortunate incident with a leading member of the Eight-Footers and the son of a prominent member of the No-Footers in one of the crawl-ways that she prefers not to talk about.
Since her banishment, she has wandered the free lands, making a living for herself as she can.In what three ways would you most aid an adventuring party?
Nitzy can effectively "vanish", hiding in plane sight. People just forget she is there. This makes her an excellent spy. She can pick pockets, cut purses, pick locks, slide through small spaces (although she prefers not to). She is also quick witted and can talk her way out of most things.In what way might you hinder an adventuring party?
If anything goes missing, you know where to look for it! Nitzy saw you drop it (or about to drop it) and was keeping it safe for you. Nooooo, you purse was
empty when she found it. She's certain that those daggers had never
had any precious stones set in the handles, at least, not as long as she's known you to carry them... She also has an understandable longing to buy her way back into the people she was banished from.