Full Name: Belaya Orious
Talents: Marksmanship, Survival, Education (Northrim), Acrobatics
Agility: 6 + 2 = 8
Constitution: 6 - 2 = 4
Slender, but well built for survival in the Northern wilds. Standing a little over fifteen hands (five feet) tall, years of hard-living have not stripped Belaya of her natural beauty, as hard as she tries to neglect it by showing her scars, cropping her hair short, and refusing to look at her reflection. She braids beads into her hair to keep it out of her eyes and away from her long, sharp ears.
Her choice in clothing is lacking in flair, but excelling in functionality. Belaya wears a short-sleeved, well-fitting tabard beneath Elven leather chest armor, along with the matching shoulder and vambraces. Various belts and items are strapped to her waist, making them easily accessible. Her boots are of Elven make, and may be the most valuable possessions she owns.
- 1 full set of leather armor
- 1 brown traveling cloak
- 1 iron short sword
- 1 Elven bow (20 arrows)
- 1 torch
- 1 small knife (hunting/skinning knife, not a proper dagger)
- 1 map of your native region
- 1 clean bandage
- Flint and tinder
- Water and rations
- A sturdy walking stick, doubles as a quarterstaff.
- A set of Elven-leather vambraces, designed to steady and straighten the arms while firing a bow.
At a young age, Belaya showed extreme skill with a bow and arrow, going as far as beating the best marksmen in her travelling group. She was the pride of her family, and would often challenge travelling rangers to contests of archery for easy coin. As she grew older, she began to use her talent for her people, rather than for her own amusement. Her mother taught her how to sneak up on her prey, but Belaya would often disregard her mother's words to stalk the game. Instead, she would climb the trees, and wait until she find her shot. Her mother was often annoyed, but the bounty of meat and hide that her daughter would bring back impressed her.
Belaya's father, on the other hand, was a craftsman. He spent his days stringing bows and building armor, only for Belaya to damage the equipment the day after. Her recklessness never bothered him, he was only happy that the armor had worked well, and he would have to make it better. She would spend many nights watching her father as he worked, humming the same old tune. To this day, she often finds herself humming it herself.
By the time she was reaching her twentieth winter, she was called upon to fight a group of wild men who had attacked a gather groups. They stalked the wild men through the forest, until they surrounded them in a large clearing. As they prepared to attack, the wild men revealed themselves to be berserkers, and activated their Beserkergang. The ensuing fight was a bloodbath, as the berserkers began to attack not only the elves, but their fellow berserkers. In the end, only two elves survived; Belaya, feeling that she had failed her people, proceeded to enter self exile in the North, where she hunted for six seasons. More recently, game is growing scarcer, and Belaya has little coin left to barter with traders. Under pressure, she has packed her few belongings, sold what few furs she had collected, and headed down South, hoping to find work.
12 gold, 30 silver, 40 copper
Edited by GhostlyCheese, 01 June 2017 - 06:40 PM.