Silverfall's Characters Feb 17, 2005 0:37:09 GMT -5
Post by silverfall on Feb 17, 2005 0:37:09 GMT -5
Young Adult (18ish)
Dark Cyan head fading into white body
She has the ability to shape living things (like trees) with her touch, but this is not a power she wants. She's always wishing for a power more to her liking. Her own magic bores her. Magic in general bores her.
Born of a Xanadian well-to-do family renowned for their wood-shaping skills, Whirl is supposed to follow in their hoofprints and learn to shape the living trees with her thoughts and touch. She is, however, a bit of a dreamer and doesn't pay enough attention to the living world.
Her magic misbehaves whenever she is not completely involved in a task, which is often, and the result of her impatience and lack of study. Her family considers her lack of innate ability a bit odd, even shameful, and often cuts her down with harsh remarks or cane whippings. She tries her best to stay out of their way and generally only associates with them if during special functions where she must make an appearance or her lessons where she must endure her training.
She is quiet and generally shy and suspicous of others, but gets excited over small baubles like gold and silver rings and shiny gemstones and skipping stones. She has a special taste for things that are metal. She likes watching how things interact and then being inventive. She wants her family to be more accepting of her strange hobby. She feels it might be the key to making them proud of her if she could only find a way to make something really special and useful, but her family is not at all impressed with these crazy notions. Her inventions tend to go awry anyway, which puts her at considerable risk for dishonoring them, so she's now in the habit of hiding her little contraptions from them.
She doesn't know it yet, but she will develop the ability to shape metal at will and breathe life into it.