25, looks about 18 (clearly young for an immortal)
half human, half mermaid
Due to her half-mermaid heritage Kyla is extremely formidable in battle. She is more agile and flexible than a human, her strength is also increased. When in battle, or sometimes when angered, her pure aquamarine eyes will turn to black, her nails will extend to sharp claw and her teeth will become longer, sharper and pointed. She is also able to see clearly in the dark and under the water, even when not in her true form. Orientation:
Straight for the most partAppearance:
About 5'7 in human form, her body has a fluidity about it. Kyla's skin is fair ivory but has an iridescent shimmer to it in the light. Her eyes are like glittering aquamarine jewels, with no blacks/pupils. mermaid form pic 1 mermaid form pic 2
(for human form just add legs ^_^) eyes
(her eyes are exactly like the picture except she has no visible pupil)
Kyla is a bit rebellious and impulsive, being that she's still a young mermaid. She chafes a slightly under the male hierarchy due to the fact that mermaids are by nature matriarchal and use males mostly as food and breeding stock. She has an independent spirit but a kind heart and does her best to keep her predatory instincts and blood lusts in check. Her mind is calculating during battle and she relies much on her killer instinct when the situation calls for it.
Kyla's mother was a legendarily beautiful and blood thirsty mermaid. One night she had a poor soul in her clutches, a young man. But suddenly out of the shadows another young man came forth, brave and caring. He offered his life as sacrifice to the mermaid to save his friend. So surprised by this gesture she did in fact let her victim go free. She did not take the the brave young man's life but asked him to return the next night, and then the night after that. Soon the heartless mermaid realized that she had fallen in love, not only that but the fascinating man had fallen in love with her as well. When the moon was full she used it's power to come onto land and marry the man. Not very long after she gave birth to Kyla. But mermaids by nature are heartless creatures and the more time the mermaid spent in the cold waters of the ocean the colder her soul became. Once it was clear that Kyla could maintain her legs on the land at will, due to her half human heritage, her mother left her in the care of her father. She swam off and was never seen again. Kyla was only two at the time.
For the most part her father kept her away from the water, fearing that one day she, like her mother, would grow cold and leave him. Being without the water though made her sad and, at times, resentful of the father who loved her so dearly. Growing up she was willful and independent, much like her mermaid half. She disliked taking orders from anyone especially her father, a male. When she was 16 he died do to his own shortcomings, she felt. Kyla soon discovered that without his shielding her she was not accepted very well in human society.
Eventually a representative of the Mixed House came across her, struggling to live on the streets of a human town where people both feared and hated her. They took her in and, in spite of her willful and rebellious nature, enrolled her as a candidate for a position as lady in waiting. There were a few instances where she was nearly removed from the program due to her "bad attitude" but the Lady of the Mixed House didn't wish to see the girl turned out on the street so she asked that Kyla be allowed to stay. Knowing that for once SOMEONE had confidence in her Kyla began to straighten up and fought harder against her natural tendencies. She excelled, especially in fighting and assassination training, and eventually rose to top the of her class, earning the coveted position as the Head Wife's lady in waiting.