Name: Shoal Laretheniel
Unaltered, Shoal has deep green eyes and straight black hair that would come down to about her shoulders, were it not perpetually tied back into a ponytail. She stands 5'4" and is built slender with a well proportioned form. She wears a black robe with a silverish embroidering, accented (poorly) by practical short boots. She carries her weapons with her, a longsword as well as a longbow and quiver. She wears a belt around her robe which has many small compartments. As of this writing, she has pale, almost white skin, white hair, as well as dark red eyes. Mask.History:
Shoal's life started a bit poorly and only got worse. Her elven father and half brother were always distant, although not hostile. She was raised by her human mother, although she became absorbed into the war that wracked her world at the age of 17 (and with her half elven blood, she had just recently gotten over those pesky physical changes) due to her exceptional talent with spells and studies. As she made a name for herself fighting alongside and aiding the forces of justice, eventually she was targeted by those who wished to see her removed from the picture. Her mother was kidnapped, and Shoal was blackmailed into doing what she was told, lest dear old mommy face an untimely end.
What Shoal didn't know was that her mother had been dead from the very beginning. Magic was used to keep up the pressure of her mother being held hostage and occasionally tortured. Eventually though, capable mage that she was, Shoal found out. When she was done, none of the people who had a hand in her manipulation survived.
By then though, her reputation had been damaged irreversibly. She took to the sea in a small ship with two veteran seamen. Wracked with regrets, she intended to start over far, far away. How far away she ended up, however, she never could have anticipated.
Suddenly, in the midst of her seafaring, and island appeared where her boat was. Fortunately, it appeared angled such that she hit a beach and not a cliff, but nevertheless her boat was beached 600 yards away from water, and it was buried right up to the deck. Shocked by the appearance of an apparently teleporting island, she decided to explore while the seamen tried to dig up the ship. That was when she met him.
A powerful vampire who had been tracking this island across the dimensions, this being surpassed and destroyed everything she ever knew about what was possible with magic. It was as though his existence contradicted everything she knew about magic and power in general. He was a vampire, but he could be out in sunlight. He could expend a seemingly unlimited number of magical spells and abilities without ever turning down the ampage. She feared him, but at the same time she could not deny the temptation of all that power.
The power to have saved everyone she knew and loved from the dire circumstances she had just been through. In her mind, she had no choice; she had to learn from him. Fortunately, the vampire was an agreeable sort when it came to girls.
Her times spent learning, however, only served to illustrate the true gap in ability between herself and him. She swallowed her pride (which due to certain circumstances, wasn't too challenging~ ;P ) and came away with enough to finish many of the lessons on her own time. These days she's obsessed with obtaining enough power and ability to surpass and subsequently destroy the vampire in question. She has a few other side agendas, but everything takes a backseat to power and destroying her mentor.
As part of her efforts to aquire more and more power, she enchanted herself such that whenever she looks upon anything, she can tell if it is magical, and how magical it is (by how brightly it shines to her). Spending a bit of time examining a magical item reveals what kind of magic is in play.Personality:
While she was always a bit short tempered and intolerant of stupidity, these qualities have only been intensified as she has skirted closer to insanity. She's stable for the time being, and can actually be pleasant and even fun if you can get past her intense drive for her self imposed mission. Disclaimer on Sex:
She's not interested. Not from you, not from anyone. That said, there are things in the world of magic and science that can get a person to do things that might not normally be a priority~ I thought it's important to note though, that barring some pretty exceptional circumstances, she's going to avoid this. Her mission doesn't allow any time for play.Ons:
She is impressed by those who live by codes of conduct. Paladins, and in general the virtuous have a way of getting into her heart. She enjoys and respects intelligence as well, to a slightly lesser extent. She does have an appreciation of a well toned body as well as an attraction to the mysterious and the forbidden.Offs:
Impurity is a decent summarization. Use your imagination.
(( God, her backstory is such a book. D: Not really sure when I'll be introducing her to the game proper, but I'm sure at some point it'll happen. ))