Name: La (followed by her sticking her tongue out. It's part of her name. In the language of Shadowswyft, gestures and body language are part of it.)
When without her beloved shadows, she appears quite different than when comfortable in darkness' embrace. Illumination aside, she has a very cute face, if one can get a good look at it. She's constantly looking around, and her expressions often vary every few seconds, depending on her quickly formed thoughts about whatever it is she's observing or pondering. Curiosity and boredom seem to be her dominant expressions, though just as often, the corners of her lips are dangerously close to curling up into a smile.
When lit up, her skin appears to be dark, smooth grey (not unlike some Drow). Her attire is very unassuming, usually a black tank top and black knee length shorts. If she knows she'll be out in the horribly icky bright light, she'll probably don a thick black hooded robe, despite the heat, for she'd rather sweat than be under direct light. Her hair is short, deep black, randomly spiky and tousled. Her eyes seem to be pitch black in their entirety, as if her shadow essence hides there.
When enveloped in her shadows, most of that changes. Her hair can change with her mood, but is typically shoulder length, hanging in wide, wispy, intangible curls. Her eyes soften, becoming dark grey. Her skin darkens dramatically, infused with shadowstuff, and wispy tendrils often are left behind when she moves quickly. Lastly, her clothes, made of shadow themselves, can become tangible and in any shape she wants, from an alluring dress to a thief's garb, or disappearing altogether, leaving her shadowy form bare.
Curiosity seems to be at the core of the girl. She's constantly moving, and it's usually in places where people don't want her. If she's not actively trying to sneak, she's usually singing, quietly and wordlessly (hence her adult name.) She loves to learn, but only as long as that learning doesn't mean she has to sit still for a long period of time. She can follow directions well enough, so long as those directions don't call for more than a moment of inactivity, as she's likely to get herself into trouble in record time through simple mischief. Understanding, to a degree, that most people aren't quite so energetic as she is, she entertains herself by and large, but she loves to meet new people, and if someone can, even for a time, keep up with her erratic and random behavior, they've likely made a new, if temporary, best friend. Politics and drama bore her to tears (almost literally), as they take entirely too long to come to fruition, and she isn't easily insulted, as she usually quickly forgives or forgets. Repeated negative experiences, however, do stick with her, so don't let rudeness become a habit, or you might become a target of her boredom.
When at home in those places not-so-well lit, her powers are significant. She's incredibly gifted at sneaking about, for the shadows help to hide her, and mute her sounds. She has the ability to step from a large patch of shadow to another, though at a short to medium range, and when truly threatened, her shadows can become tangible, enough to slow, entangle, or sometimes even stab offenders. She doesn't really like to hurt anyone, but will if they drive her to it. It should also be assumed she can see in any darkness, even that created by spells.
However, when without her shadows, her powers diminish to nearly nothing. She's reduced to her mundane abilities, which is primarily her acrobatics and dexterity. She's strong enough to support herself in any sort of athletic maneuver, but she's not strong or powerful by any means. For offense, she uses several throwing daggers hidden about her person, or her lovely little cat's claws (brass knuckles with steel claws on them, basically).