1) Describe your character's backstory. Who are their parents? Did they grow up with Nobility, or were they of lower class? The character's backstory must be at least 2 paragraphs long.
Aurelius Brandt was an elf of fine taste. An elegant upbringing and a secured spot in Nobility were beautiful things. Though all this aristocratic nonsense... it was lacking. A lot. And Aurelius knew that well. He needed a family to call his own; not that his own family was not around or anything. Merely that he had a desire to be a head of family in his own way. His parents used to scold him when he was younger; he never cared about matchmaking or about relationships. He was there to study, and his studying rewarded him well. So naturally, when a woman meets someone as successful as he was... they'd fall head over heels. And this is precisely what happened to one Berenice Straub.
Berenice was as middle class as they come. She did not enjoy the things that Aurelius did. And she very much let herself get swayed by the matchmakers and whatnot... except it just did not work. Berenice always wanted more and that made her a tough partner to have. But when she met Aurelius... she felt her heart flutter. He was everything that she wanted. An awkward question later and the two found themselves on a date.
Said date... went better than expected. Aurelius and Berenice had more in common than they would have thought... a curious thing since neither was nowhere near the other's matchmaking list, if those are anything valuable. But in this case, they're as valuable as dirt, because it doesn't matter. To Aurelius, love is love, and love should not be defined by lists. To Berenice, love means a chance at a new life. The sparks were there. But the circumstances turned backwards very quickly, when Berenice became pregnant... while they were still at a dating stage.
Nevertheless, Aurelius stood firm by Berenice's side, even after the revelation that Berenice was pregnant with not just a single child. No, she was pregnant with triplets. But it was what it was. Aurelius might have been in awe of the happening, but never questioned it nor did he choose to think differently. If that's what was meant to be, then it was meant to be. Aurelius and Berenice got married two months before the birth of the triplets, to make things official once and for all.
But when Berenice went into labor... things took a turn for the worst. The first triplet, Rhianna Juliet, was healthy and well. But the next two... were not so fortunate. It took a toll on Berenice as well, as she struggled to get through. Ultimately, everything was solved by the timely intervention of the doctors, but it was a scare that would etch itself onto Berenice for life. Her mind broke as a result of the terrifying fear that she will not survive her pregnancy, and it hit home for Aurelius too; Berenice was not the first elf to have a mind break in his lifetime. One of his siblings did too. He was young at the time, so he does not recall it well.
But that was in the past. Now for the present. Rhianna was the gem of the family. As the first triplet, she was often regarded as the eldest in the family and was given responsibility at a young age, though not the intense kind. As Berenice was struggling during the triplets' first few years, Aurelius found himself learning a lot to watch over them, and Rhianna was instrumental in that. She bonded a lot with her father, and he taught her a great many things as she grew older. She used to get curious about how Aurelius did a lot of what he did at the time; which, as far as most were concerned was alchemy. Though, he had a shadier side which he no longer affiliates with; being a former scion of a more than ordinary family had its price. Rhianna grew up knowing nothing of it though, and she'd be told not to let herself be overtaken by others' desires.
As time grew near though, Aurelius had Rhianna sit in on some tutoring, as a pre-Foxfire kind of deal. After all, he did want his daughter to go into Foxfire with appropriate expectation. And Rhianna felt ready for it... until she didn't. After beginning her first year, she manifested merely a month in as a Polyglot. It seemed like that was okay though, because Rhianna got into it very quickly; she likes to claim that it just seems natural, which it is. But then... towards the end of her first year, she proceeded to manifest as a Beguiler as well. Now that one, she was not ready for at all. Let's just say that special ability sessions got progressively weirder from there.
But like all things, practice does improve things, and Rhianna gradually warmed up to her ability. It got her weird looks at home, since neither parent has any Beguilers in their immediate most bloodline, so how Rhianna got that is a mystery to just about everyone. Her fellow triplets both manifested as a Shade and an Empath respectively, and Rhianna supposedly was meant to be the odd one out. But hey, it gave her heaps of confidence, knowing that she'd be a first at something. But all in all, everything was fine.
Rhianna's basic level years went very well, but of course, there was always the expectation that she'll do well and go into the elite levels. Now she's 17 years old, and in hopes of pleasing her parents, she is making the attempt to get into the elite levels...
2) What is your character's personality like? Are they respectable, or rude? The character's personality must be a paragraph long.
Rhianna may have picked up a little too much from her parents; she's about as socially active as Berenice was, and she's as driven and brilliant as Aurelius is. She does gain a lot of energy from talking to others, but she has limits, and there will be moments when she'd rather avoid a conversation. But otherwise, she's calm and collected most of the time; she can make order out of chaos with ease and not break a sweat doing it. Perhaps it's probably because being a Beguiler has its perks, though she prefers to avoid using that ability when she can, due to its moral rules. If there's a thing that she'd never admit though, it's that she does find it difficult to stay focused and to be motivated to do things.
3) What does your character look like? Do you have a model in mind for them? (if you do, you only need to say who it is)
Rhianna's model is Elizabeth Gillies.
4) Describe your character's skill set. What they are good at? What do they want to be good at? What are they not good at?
- She can be commanding, yes, but it's rarely a bad thing.
- There are things that come very naturally to her; most definitely the skills of telekinesis and channeling being among those.
- She definitely suffers at life in general though; it's always a question of whether she can motivate herself to do things.
- She's a people person, that much is most certain.
Is your character Talentless? If yes, skip the ability quiz and manifest question.
A) Yes, they are Talentless.
B) No, they are not Talentless (if you answered this, answer the manifest question)
Has your character manifested? If yes, skip the ability quiz.
A) Yes, they have manifested.
B) No, they have not manifested. (if you answered this, do the ability quiz)
If your character is a Polyglot, what is their secondary ability? (do not answer this if it's any talent other than Polyglot.)
If your character has not manifested, what talent would you (the user) like them to manifest with? (do not answer this if the character has manifested)
foxfire form (if needed)
Directions: Please fill in the following table to the best of your abilities.
B A S I C
C O U R S E S
Directions: Fill a box with an "X" if your character wishes to take this course.
|Ability Detecting||Special Ability Focus Session||X|
Q U E S T I O N S
A B I L I T Y
Directions: Please answer the following questions honestly and eloquently. If your character has already manifested, please skip to question #4.
P R E - M A N I F E S T A T I O N
1) Do you plan for your character to manifest?
2) If your answer to the previous question was yes, then which ability (or abilities) have you planned for your character to manifest?
3) What abilities do your character's parents have?
P O S T - M A N I F E S T A T I O N
4) Has your character manifested? If so, what ability do they have?
Yes, first as a Polyglot, then followed by Beguiler not long afterwards.
5) How strong is your character's ability? Rate them on a scale of one to one-hundred. (The rating cannot be 99 or 100; it must be reasonable. This is asking for your character's natural potential.)
60 overall; as far as specifics go, it's 75 for Polyglot, and 45 for Beguiler. Being the very first in her family to manifest both comes at some price; it being natural potential of her ability.
6) How much does your character already know about their ability? (Note that this question is not the same as the question above, as it is asking for knowledge base rather than the potential of the character.)
She has a very fair knowledge of both abilities, though Polyglot seems to just come more naturally to her than Beguiler.
7) What abilities do your character's parents have?
- Mother - Berenice Brandt (Polyglot/Telepath)
- Father - Aurelius Brandt (Polyglot/Descryer)
S K I L L S
N A T U R A L
How good is your character at skills such as telekinesis, holding their breath, appetite suppression, etc.?
Overall, she's moderate at all of them; the only exceptions are telekinesis and channeling, which she is superior in both.
S U B J E C T - W I S E
How good is your character at each of the following:
- Ability Detecting (if doesn't apply, do not answer)
- She has something of a keen fascination with plants; something about them gives her great ease, and hence she has a preference for this class.
- She is partially forced to do well in this class, because her father's a specialist at it; though otherwise, she could care less.
- She's always been curious of the pretense of this class, but she's fair at it.
- Elvin History
- "Snooze fest. If anyone can stand this class, then they're too un-cool for this world. Thank you, next."
- Always the little mentalist, Rhianna appreciates this class a lot.
- Multispeciesial Studies
- This class presents too many questions and not enough answers, and Rhianna hates that.
- Physical Education
- "Now this is my kind of class. There are many like it, but this one is mine."
- Special Ability Focus Session (if doesn't apply, do not answer)
- (for Beguiler only) She gets a little annoyed by the necessity of this class, but she takes it anyway.
- The Universe
- This class has something of a soft spot in Rhianna's heart. Her mother takes her stargazing way too often, and thus she connects to this class on a personal level.