Doesn't really have a name, most people tend to call her "Red", so she supposes that's as good a name as any.Age:
Unsure. She's been in this
form for a little over a year, but suspects she is much, much older. Looks to be in her mid twenties.Race:
In her human form Red is an attractive red-haired woman with amber eyes. She stands 5'6" (167 cm) tall, but weighs only 90 lbs (41 kg). She is not skinny, though. She is slender, but with a decent figure on her. Her skin is freckled all the way from her forehead to her ankles. She tends to wear loose, flowing robes of charcoal grey or smoky brown. the scent of wood smoke tends to cling to her, although it is the pleasant smell of a warm fireside rather than the acrid smell of a burning forest. In her other form, which she can usually maintain for only an hour or two, Red is a being of pure flame. And as a flame can assume any shape and be any size, dependent only upon the amount of air and fuel available to it, so it is with Red. If she has eaten well recently and is outside, she can grow enormous. But put her in a room with very little air and she will shrink to a mere spark.Personality:
There is an old saying: Fire is a good servant but a poor mistress. So it is with Red. She is greedy to the point of avarice, quick tempered, flighty and unpredictable. In a reversal of the usual cliché, she gives her loyalties easily and freely, but tends to change them at whim. She does not regard this as betrayal, more as exercising her right to choose. Red is neither good nor evil in the same way that fire is neither good nor evil. Rather she serves those who feed her for as long as she feels it appropriate. She is warm hearted, though, and a good person to have with you on a cold winters night, and possibly in a dark cave, provided you are able to keep her happy. She suffers from pathological hydrophobia.History:
Red has very little idea about her former existence. She has vague memories of fire, of dancing, of laughter. She knows she has lived longer than her one year in this world. How long, she simply cannot recall. She suspects that she may be as old as the world itself, but her memories of the time before are fuzzy. Her history in this world began a little over a year ago. A sorceress was preparing a spell and to complete it she needed the tear of a salamander. And so, being a fairly powerful witch, she summoned Red into the world. All red can remember of that summoning was a tearing, wrenching pain as she was dragged from the elemental plain of fire and confined within a magical barrier.
The sorceress then tortured Red for several days, in an attempt to make her weep, forcing her into the shape of a woman, spraying her with water, feeding her on damp wood, pouring explosive powders onto her.
Red resisted for a while, but finally broke down and wept. The sorceress collected her tears and completed her spell. What the spell did, Red never found out. She expected to be released and sent back to the plain of fire, but instead she was almost forgotten, kept imprisoned by magics in the corner of the witch's laboratory, fed whenever the sorceress deigned to notice her. Red grew weak, but with neglect, so did the magics that imprisoned her.
One fateful day, the sorceress noticed her curled up and shivering and decided to give her some dry wood. This was a mistake. Red snatched the wood and with the energy it gave her, managed to burst through the containment. Her first target was the sorceress herself. She consumed the woman's body, but as she did so realised that a new curse was upon her. She was forced to assume the shape and physical nature of the sorceress, although the woman's dark hair, green eyes and pale skin were now flame coloured. Red could still take on her old form, but she now found that doing so tired her and she must return to the human form to rest.
Since that day, she has been a wanderer. She acquired the name "Red" when an inn-keeper had had asked "Hey, Red, what's your name?" She had replied, "I don't have one. Why did you call me 'Red'?" The innkeeper answered, "Because you are!" "That shall be my name, then, I suppose", Red replied.Skills/Power:
Red has the ability to manipulate the element of fire. She can turn herself into a being of pure flame and in this form she is able to fly, she can melt metal and glass, she can consume wood. She pretty much invulnerable to any normal physical attack, as even in her human form she can simply shift whatever part of her is threatened so that swords and arrows pass straight through, or are consumed by the heat. She is able to give off controlled warmth, so that those near her are warmed by her and not burned, and equally she can give off light. She can eat almost anything organic. In her human form she eats normally, biting chewing and swallowing, and tends to eat normal human food. In her elemental form she consumes by touching. She does not need to drink, but she will drink pure spirits such as brandy, whisky and rum. She also enjoys drinking various oils.
She is vulnerable to three things: Magic, water and lack of air. As with any living creature, Red will suffocate if her air supply is removed. In fact, she will consume the oxygen in a sealed space twice as fast as a human of the same size. Water will not kill her (except by drowning) but it renders her powerless until she can dry out, If she is in her elemental form, immersing her in water will force her to return to her human form. Like all elementals, she can be contained and controlled by fire containment spells.
When shifting from human to elemental form anything she is wearing is consumed by her fire, as, generally is anything else she might be touching that is flammable. When shifting back to human, she will wreath herself in dark smoke, which solidifies to become a cloak or gown.
In her human form she can touch and be touched without any harm, but try to rip her arms off and you are likely to get your paws burned!On&Off: https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=74306.0Player