|losttruths (losttruths) wrote,|
@ 2013-09-12 22:57:00
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PB: Jessica Sula
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Character Name: Perdita Arkady (formerly Metis Laertes, but more on that later)
Age and Birthday: 8, April 2/Aries #
Job Class:Scholar, plans to become an apprentice to a Black Mage
Perdita is a seemingly typical young Mage scholar. She is incredibly bookish, to point of storing multiple books on her person (A Study of Old Magicks in her book bag, The Minor Guide to Major Mages in her robe’s inside pocket, and A Pocket Guide to Emillion’s Best Tea Shops in the little pocket she stitched into the folds of her skirt.) She is enthusiastic about studying to become a “real mage,” as she calls it, to the point where she’s developed not just a daily schedule for her academic and practical study, but also uses themed bookmarks to keep track of notable passages. Part of the reason for her enthusiasm has to do with the fact that she joined the Mage Guild incredibly only a year ago, and she is absolutely determined to impress the potential mentors she may serve as apprentice to in the near future. The Guild means everything to Perdita, and she’ll do whatever it takes to remain a member. She’s easily excited on other subjects as well: an opportunity to audit into a class at the local university is met with a delighted gasp, an invitation to a nearby tea shop with a squeal and a hug, and Faram pity the eardrums of those nearby when someone gives her tickets to see Horatio as performed by the Strand Players. Unpleasant events are often met with equal energy: finding out she can’t check out her favorite book from the Mage library is groan and sometimes even sulk-inducing , and an average mark on a Mage Guild practical exam leads to Perdita brooding in her room, repeatedly going over her mistakes.
Perdita has the typical physique of a scholar: slim, but not very muscled, and fairly delicate looking. She has unusually good posture (back straight, shoulders back), a remnant of her old life and upbringing. She keeps her hair either braided or pulled back in some way, and very rarely lets it down. Her wardrobe is an odd mix between simple and loud, flashy patterns: for every conservative skirt is a brightly colored scarf or blouse with an unusual design. It should be noted that her wardrobe is also limited, and you can catch Perdita wearing certain pieces of clothing multiple times.
Perdita Arkady was not born by that name, but instead by the name Metis Laertes, the third child and only daughter of the Laertes family, a wealthy merchant family from Ordalia. Although the family name had been around in the region for some time, What the Laertes family lacked in historical pedigree, however, they made up for in shrewd business sense and strong desire to climb up the social ladder. As such, they used their wealth for two purposes: to further their influence in the Ordalian region, and ensure that their three children were molded into not just model noble youth, but individuals who could serve to improve the family’s standing. Despite Priam and Anaïs Laertes’s determined social climbing, Perdita, still known as Metis at this point, had a happy childhood. Although her mother insisted that she learn all the skills that highborn ladies in their town knew, her father indulged her more academic interests, and gave her books and tutors on just about every subject--including magic. Although her parents both drew the line at letting her join a guild, reading about magic and studying it independently was somehow deemed appropriate, at least by her father. Metis always hoped that one year, if she was well-behaved enough, if she could pull off some impressive social maneuver at a party, if she could simply argue her position to her mother and father well enough, they would let her join the Mage’s Guild in Emillion.
Weaknesses: Physically weak. Paranoid--gets anxious if she overhears people talking about missing person cases, will try to change the subject. No knowledge of any sort of combat. Still a magical novice with a lot of training to do. Distrusting--has no idea who to turn to regarding her former identity.
Strengths: Determined. High level of academic intelligence, with proclivities towards the hard sciences and magic. Excellent memory. Skilled liar. Surprisingly brave--deciding to run away from home and stealing your family’s valuables to finance the trip will do that to you.
Plot ideas: Someone discovering her old identity, maybe? Meeting people who could help her keep her secret safe. Possibly participating in shenanigans at the university--she’s not a student, but she likes to crash classes there--and maybe becoming a part-time student? Ooh, and mentors within the Mage Guild!
Perdita Arkady stood in between two rows of bookshelves, reading the morning paper. She had been sent into Emillion’s Merchant District to pick up some texts from a specialty bookstore by one of her elders in the Mage Guild. She had every intention of making this trip a prompt one--Perdita had even found the books her instructor needed, now currently sitting at her feet--but she had been sidetracked when she found the newspaper nestled between two books.
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