Well, we're getting quite a few mixed blood characters, so I opted to keep my character Drow after all, though with a touch of abyssal influence. So, without further ado:
Jhael'ra Baenre (lit. Ambitious Seeker), Female Drow MagusRace:
Between the unusual black colour of her long, luxurious hair that is tied into a loose knot at the back and the sparkle of mischief in her bright grey eyes, Jhael'ra is a rather attractive specimen of a female Drow. Her features are sleek, with high cheek-bones, smooth obsidian skin and dark, violet lips. She moves with the grace of a dancer, an easy confidence in every step that many others of her kind have to force on themselves, assured of and in her own superiority.
She is of slightly above average height, with a slim athletic form that is nonetheless gifted with generous curves where it counts, a fact she is clearly all too aware of. Her clothes, while form-fitting, are practical: a dark-blue coat, whose tail extends to her knees, beneath a reinforced white vest that emphasizes her figure. Upon the vest is a stitching of the symbol of House Baenre, indicating her status as a noble.
Next, a thick belt from which her deadly scimitar 'Shrilyn' or 'Silk Assassin' dangles, above a pair of pants made from rough, brown leather. A pair of knee-high boots completes the picture. Without much frill or over-elaborate garment, Jhael'ra still manages a look that could fit into formal court as easily as into a swashbuckling adventure.
Those who view Jhael'ra without her shirt would notice the intricate tattoos spread over most of her body, arcane sigils related to abbyssal influence and power that all lead to a central motive of Lolth's symbol engraved large upon her back. When studied by mystic means, a faint glow emanates from them, the after effect of a powerful ritual worked many years ago. History:
Jhael'ra was born under auspicious circumstances, granddaughter to the matron's sister, and stood only a few steps removed from the main line of inheritance: a prestigious position indeed considering how quickly heirs tend to die in the many intrigues amongst the Drow.
Her mother, Jhael-shalee, mated with an actual Balor in order to bind him to her services and ensure her rise to power once all other potential heirs before her had been eliminated. Jhael'ra was, however, not the product of that union - unbeknownst to the priestess she was already in a very early state of pregnancy at the time. For a long time she thought her rite a success due to the resonance of abyssal energies within her womb; forging a connection to a powerful demon as well as giving birth to a powerful Cambion would increase her power and influence greatly, only to find herself unpleasantly surprised when she birthed what was obviously a pure Drow.
However, the demon seed that had tainted her did take root, though in an unintended manner: Jhael'ra was marked by intricate tattoo-like patterns on her skin from the moment of birth, arcane sigils that seemed to mark her as favored by the Abyss.
As she grew, Jhael'ra found a natural facility with both weapons and destructive magic - the arcane energies of which made her tattoos shift and writhe in eager response. Eventually she consulted the high priestess about this phenomenon and discovered that they were a manifestation of demonic energies that resided inside her, which in ritualistic cooperation they were able to grasp and pull forth: it manifested as an arcane black blade, possessed of rudimentary but decidedly fiendish intelligence and blood-thirst.
Between the new ability to call that blade forth from inside her and her other talents, she quickly succeeded in rising the ranks -- until her attitude caught up with her. She had secured herself the loyalty and alliance of various individuals that were less than respectable by Drow standards -- men, halfbloods, slaves and other races -- since after some time on the battlefield she decided to value others by their usefulness rather than their birth and even took a human male for a lieutenant.
When this came to the attention of the high priestesses, her standing suffered greatly for it. It wouldn't do for a prominent daughter of Lolth to cavort with and rely upon the strength of her lessers to such an extent. Disgraced, she was eager to go to Querthin when she received the offer -- being stationed at an outlying trading post would allow time for those memories of her disavowal to fade, not to mention that these were often assaulted by their enemies and would allow Jhael'ra to regain glory in battle.
Once arrived, she asserted herself as an exceptional warrior and field commander, and was thus quickly raised to the position of weaponsmaster. Despite her high birth, she was no priestess and held no interest in being anything but
the weaponsmaster. Even her arcane potential, though powerful, had never been anything but another weapon to utilize in combat to her. Between those facts and her practicality, she has no intentions of moving against either the High Priestess or Master Sorcerer as long as they act competently within their position. Personality:
Jhael'ra is an odd one. She has leanings towards defying some of the more cumbersome Drow conventions, but others she wholly believes in and supports. As far as Jhael'ra is concerned, Drow society is pretty much the ideal way of living. While she does view males as inherently inferior, she doesn't really fault them for their shortcomings -- their weakness is a fact for which the noteworthy individuals amongst them stand out twice as much and those who proved their worth under her command are treated rather well.
While she is brave and uncompromising, her fierce commanding personality hides a strategic mind that, when put to the test of intrigue and manipulation, is more than up to the task. She prefers to keep her personal relationships straightforward and simple -- but this is not always possible.
Jhael keeps a number of lovers that change frequently, though some faces remain a constant: usually particularly outstanding warriors or skilled lovers.
Rather than aspiring for a position as Matron Mother or High Priestess, the female Magus is more interested in increasing her military acumen and in the lure of adventure. Ons:
My preferences are set up in my profile. For this sort of game, I'm fine with a little more cruelty than usual (blood-letting, branding, that sort of stuff) that would usually be more of an off.Offs:
Bodily waste, too extreme sadism (gore and such)Foreseen Frequency:
Twice a week should be fine as a minimum, more when and if able.Image:
I was unable to find a more suitable image of a Drow with non-standard white hair that looked more warrior-esque and still suited my taste, so this depiction is somewhat out of character.