Character’s full name: Eira Forgeheart
Reason or meaning of name: "Eira" from a regional Dwarven (actually Welsh) word meaning "snow".
Character’s nickname: "Short stuff," I GUESS, thanks Maureen
Age: [mumbles something about WoW lifespan info being both hard to find and wildly inconsistent] IDK, the dwarf equivalent of like 24???
How old does he/she appear: Mid-20s
Weight: Um, rude.
Body build: Soft and round, shaped like a friend
Shape of face: Round
Eye color: Hazel
Glasses or contacts: She should probably get reading glasses at some point but she is absolutely not going to do that.
Skin tone: Uhhh medium-fair-ish? ...look, I don't know how to describe skin tones
Distinguishing marks: Just like, a ton of freckles
Hair color: Rust red-brown
Type of hair: Thick, mostly straight, if you look closely she probably has absolutely shit split ends and the occasional scorched tip because she literally never cuts it and deals with fire every day, but she keeps it smooth and clean otherwise.
Hairstyle: Hasty ponytail OR a piled up bun if it's a special occasion. She knows no other styles. Someone please, save her,
Overall attractiveness: More on the "cute" than "hot" end of the spectrum, but if you're into dwarves you could definitely do worse.
Usual fashion of dress: Something like...a mix of typical dwarven comfort and utility (thick sturdy knits, leathers, and plush furs) combined with a bit of urban Dalaran flair. Prioritises coziness day-to-day but has a couple fancy dresses for the rare special occasion. Prefers skirts/dresses/robes. Doesn't mind showing some skin here and there.
Jewelry or accessories: Silver Kirin Tor pendant, several small hoop earrings.
Alignment: Neutral/Chaotic Good? Somewhere in that range.
Good personality traits: Friendly, very open-minded and accepting of others, studious, works hard toward her passions, tries to be helpful and accommodating
Bad personality traits: Easily overwhelmed by being social, gets absorbed into her interests to the point of distraction, tends to ramble (or clams up to avoid doing so), avoids confrontation, compulsively makes jokes to dodge Tough Feelings
Mood character is most often in: Cheerful but probably wants a stress nap
Sense of humor: Witty, playfully teasing, sometimes can't stop herself in inappropriate situations
Character’s greatest joy in life: Predictable, but casting and weaving arcane fire and reveling in its energy
Character’s greatest fear: That any goals she pursues are pointless because one day Azeroth is literally gonna just explode
Why? Have you looked at Silithus lately?
What single event would most throw this character’s life into complete turmoil? Previously, it would have been if the Kirin Tor fell apart due to faction tensions. After that essentially did happen post-Theramore, she was really shaken up and has kind of been trying to re-settle herself ever since.
Character is most at ease when: Curled up by the fire with a book and like seven pillows
Most ill at ease when: Being forced to deal with direct conflict, being involved in or witnessing a heated argument
Enraged when: Bystanders are put into danger because of someone else's fight
Depressed or sad when: She feels like what she's doing is pointless or when she feels lonely
Priorities: The well-being of people she cares about, trying to carve out a life that feels "normal".
Character’s soft spot: Animals, flowers, and pretty girls
Is this soft spot obvious to others? Extremely.
Immediate goals: Meet new people, try new things, make changes in her life
Long term goals: Read more books, set more fires
Hometown: Dun Morogh, near Kharanos
Type of childhood: Unremarkable
Most important childhood memory: Visiting Ironforge and standing in the heart of the Great Forge
Why? It was the first time she was surrounded by so much fire and heat and feeling the magic in it.
Current location: Technically still has an apartment in Dalaran, but currently staying in university housing in Stormwind.
Currently living with: No roommates but is in communal housing.
Pets: A horrible old donkey named Thistle who she adores. A gryphon named Pinion that's more of a friend who sometimes gives her a ride than a pet. [NEW] A firebird named Kindle.
Religion: [mumbles something about it being kinda hard to worship gods who were dead for your entire life and then immediately needed mortals to bail them out of trouble the minute they were revived]
Occupation: Kirin Tor mage, visiting professor
Finances: Comfortable enough but not like, too comfortable.
Mother: A ranger
Relationship with her: Estranged
Father: An herbalist
Relationship with him: Estranged
Siblings: One older brother
Relationship with them: Estranged, but amiable enough that they write every couple years to check in.
Color: Purple, gold, dark red
Least favorite color: Fel Green
Music: Dwarven (Scottish) folk, celtic, coffee shop acoustic shit but like with flutes and fiddles instead
Food: Hearty meats and flavorful bread
Literature: Adventure, romance
Form of entertainment: Books, (listening to) music
Mode of transportation: Donkey or teleportation
Hobbies: Reading, studying her magic, doodling, minor interest in botany and sewing
Plays a musical instrument: Nope.
Plays a sport: No, unless you count hiking (to pick flowers) or general weapon training (sword/staff)
How she would spend a rainy day: Whip up a roaring fire and cozy up by an open window with a good book OR go running around outside to see if she can selectively evaporate the rain and keep herself dry. Mages are nerds, okay?
Spending habits: Her main expenditures are usually covered by her Kirin Tor stipend, so her free money goes towards impulse buying too many books.
Smokes: No; doesn't mind the smell or anything but she inhales enough smoke as it is.
Drinks: Really loves a good stout or ale, sometimes has a bit too much to calm her nerves in social situations but she's good at holding it...most of the time.
Other drugs: Nah.
Extremely skilled at: Fire magic
Extremely unskilled at: Small talk
Nervous tics: Chewing her lips, cracking her joints, toying with her hair.
Optimist or pessimist: Tries really hard to be an optimist with debatable results
Introvert or extrovert: Introvert
Daredevil or cautious: Cautious with important stuff but sometimes impulsive
Logical or emotional: Emotional
Disorderly and messy or methodical and neat: Absolutely disordered, "but I know where everything is!"
Prefers working or relaxing: Usually relaxing but when she gets absorbed in her work she can lose hours in it
Confident or unsure of herself: Plays at being confident but secretly unsure.
Animal lover: Hella
What does the character consider her best personality trait? Her desire to be open-minded
What does the character consider her worst personality trait? Cowardice, avoidance
What does the character consider her best physical characteristic? Eira's totally happy with her body and thinks she looks pretty good. If she had to pick one thing, she'd say her hair or her freckles.
What does the character consider her worst physical characteristic? She really would like to be a bit taller, but mostly because she hangs around a lot of humans and elves rather than dwarves these days.
What would the character most like to change about herself: She'd like to be more secure in herself and more outgoing.
Relationships with others
Opinion of other people in general: People are basically good, probably.
Does the character hide her true opinions and emotions from others: Sometimes, tends to hide complicated emotions or controversial opinions behind jokes.
Person character most hates: Maybe Garrosh Hellscream
Best friend(s): Doesn't really have a "best" friend right now
Love interest(s): [sobs in single]
Person character feels responsible for or takes care of: Kuihua (alt character), a pandaren she's befriended and is now sort of her...ssssstuuudent?
Person character feels shy or awkward around: Pretty girls (note: all girls are pretty)
Person character openly admires: Khadgar, First Arcanist Thalyssra, Maureen Goodwin
Person character secretly admires: Jaina Proudmoore (conflicted feelings)