Character’s full name: Amil'aeth Frostmantle Ilyssae Starspire
Reason or meaning of name: Ilyssae is a runaway, and on crafting her new alias took the opportunity to make it as lofty and celestial as she could. "Ilyssae" is a variation off of an ancient astromancer she read a few vague references to and liked the sound of.
Character’s nickname: Ily / Shrub
Reason for nickname: Ilyssae lived briefly in proximity to her old mentor's guild, and two of the officers insisted that night elves came from trees and reproduced by pollination. At one point Ily's old bratty tendencies landed her on one officer's "condescending nicknames for people I don't like" list, and she was a young elf, or basically a young tree--hence, she became "Shrub" to that officer and anyone else who caught on.
Character's journal: Ilyssae's Journal
Theme: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 - Lily's Theme
How old does she appear: Late teens/early twenties
Weight: 165 lbs.
Height: 6' 7"
Body build: Spindly
Shape of face: Heart shaped
Eye color: Silver, with a faint pink glow of arcane
Skin tone: Lilac
Distinguishing marks: Small, pale scar on upper left lip, scarred bite marks on right forearm, healed scar on back
Predominant features: Features are markedly slender and fine for a night elf, with a slight lean towards resembling quel'dorei. This shows the most in her ears, being a tad shorter and thinner than other kaldorei.
Hair color: White
Type of hair: Wavy, thick
Hairstyle: Cut just above shoulder length, some natural curl in the back under layers, typically held out of her face by a silver and moonstone headband
Voice: Jennie Kwan (sample)
Physical disabilities: Red meat allergy. Right wrist is scarred and stiff from a shoddily healed bite wound.
Usual fashion of dress: Plain shirts, trousers, skirts, vests, usually secondhand from Nymaeria Oakenmoon. She does own some finer clothing she was gifted, but has been dressing down to avoid drawing notice after her kidnapping.
Favorite outfit: Plain blue or brown robes, gloves.
Jewelry or accessories: Silver and moonstone headband, wreathed silver pocket watch, battered leather satchel of holding.
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Good personality traits: Diligent, perfectionist, eager to learn, fiercely loyal to friends
Bad personality traits: Nervous, easily intimidated, over worker, poor self-image, tendency to assume the worst
Mood character is most often in: Anxiety and hyper vigilance
Sense of humor: Snarky, often at others' expense
Character’s greatest joy in life: Friends
Character’s greatest fear: Loss of autonomy/forced servitude to another
Why?: It's already happened during her abduction, and she's terrified that it will again.
Character is most at ease when: At home, in her room, with her books and cats
Most ill at ease when: Revisiting trauma from her kidnapping
Depressed or sad when: ...Breathing?
Priorities: Safety, school, apprenticeship, friends, staying fed
Character’s soft spot: Cats, friends, seeing others in similar situations to her own
Is this soft spot obvious to others?: Yes
Greatest strength: MAGICAL EXPLOSIONS--rebounding from hard times
Greatest vulnerability or weakness: Self worth
Biggest regret: Meeting her kidnapper
Minor regret: Acting like an entitled, classist, greedy blue blood brat in her youth
Biggest accomplishment: Surviving eight years of homelessness, the Burning Legion's return, and a year of captivity
Minor accomplishment: Getting accepted into a proper school
Past failures he/she would be embarrassed to have people know about: Aforementioned brattiness and homelessness, being a runaway, lack of formal education, her feud with an old mentor's coworker and boss
Character’s darkest secret: Her kidnapper kept her around not just for her ability with magic, but her bloodline; if he'd had his way, he intended to get children of Highborne blood from Ilyssae.
Does anyone else know?: Nymaeria and Lyenna Oakenmoon, and one Mel Silentsky
Drives and motivations: Self preservation, getting stronger with magic
Immediate goals: Stay safe, succeed at school, get her old confidence back
Long term goals: Get out of poverty and become formidable enough to protect herself from anything like the abduction happening again
How the character plans to accomplish these goals: Study and work like a woman possessed, avoid unwanted notice, and maybe sleep sometimes
Hometown: Eldre'thalas (Dire Maul west quarter, the Aethenaeum)
Type of childhood: Dull, often overlooked and left to her own devices
First memory: Watching one of the Shen'dralar bookbinders work
Current location: Stormwind city, university dormitories
Currently living with: Nymaeria Oakenmoon
Pets: Two cats, Nimbus and Gryphon; one winterspring frostsaber mount, Windsong
Religion: non affiliated
Occupation: Student, Teacher's Aide, Visiting Professor, Apprentice
Finances: Financial aid programs
Mother: Eseria Frostmantle
Relationship with her: Estranged, avoidant
Father: Theledron Silverbough
Relationship with him: Unremembered (dead early in childhood)
Siblings: Thareldis Stormglade, formerly Frostmantle (brother)
Relationship with them: Disowned, both unaware of the other
Color: Black, gold, silver, shades of blue and purple
Least favorite color: Yellow
Music: Strings--violin, cello, harp
Food: Pancakes, bread, baked goods, desserts, sweet foods
Literature: Fantasy-adventure fiction; current examples being the Wesley Miller wizardry saga by one K.R. Sterling, and the Fogborne trilogy by Sanders Brannison
Mode of transportation: Teleportation or flying mounts
Most prized possession: Satchel of holding, wreathed silver pocket watch, spellbooks and journals, the remnants of a broken and ancient quel'dorei spellstaff gifted her by her old mentor
Plays a musical instrument?: Not at present, but possibly leaning towards learning the cello in the future
Plays a sport: Nah
How he/she would spend a rainy day: Either holed up inside with a book or outside reveling in lightning depending on the severity of the storm
Other drugs: Beginnings of a mana addiction after months of being made to siphon magic to another person
What does he/she do too much of?: Work, worrywarting, eating bread and pastries over healthier foods
What does he/she do too little of?: Socializing, sleeping
Extremely skilled at: MAGICAL EXPLOSIONS--evocation, mana barriers, teleportation, temporary invisibility, reading comprehension and memorization. Additionally trained in drawing mana directly from external sources, inanimate or living, potentially to the point of being lethal for the latter if unchecked.
Extremely unskilled at: Scrying, chronomancy, divination magics, physical activities, melee weapons
Nervous tics: Wringing hands, fidgeting with sleeves, chewing a lip or the inside of a cheek
Usual body posture: Huddled, defensive, arms held close or wrapped around self.
Optimist or pessimist: Pessimist
Introvert or extrovert: Introvert
Daredevil or cautious?: Cautious, unless MAGICAL EXPLOSIONS are concerned
Logical or emotional: ...Both?
Disorderly and messy or methodical and neat: Methodical and neat...to a point. The satchel of holding is her "cheat" for keeping things where she can find them.
Prefers working or relaxing: Working. She feels safer when she's making herself productive and getting things done.
Confident or unsure of himself/herself: Unsure.
Animal lover: Cats, primarily
How he/she feels about himself/herself: Spineless, disposable, bumbling, half-baked, forgettable until someone can get something out of her
One word the character would use to describe self: A Mess™
What does the character consider his/her best personality trait?: Useful...sometimes
What does the character consider his/her worst personality trait?: Coward
How does the character think others perceive him/her: With disappointment or as a means to an end
What would the character most like to change about himself/herself: Erase the whole last year from time so it never happened, and find some damn courage instead of cowering in fright from so many things
Relationships with others
Opinion of other people in general: Distrust
Does the character hide his/her true opinions and emotions from others: Yes, but not very skillfully
Person character most hates: Mother
Best friend(s): Nymaeria Oakenmoon, Mel Silentsky, Nimbus the cat
Love interest(s): Nymaeria Oakenmoon
Person character goes to for advice: Lyenna Oakenmoon, Mel
Person character feels responsible for or takes care of: Nymaeria, Mel, cats, a Nightborne who was temporarily held captive with her named Mythandos Moonblade
Person character feels shy or awkward around: EVERYONE
Most important person in character’s life before story starts: Self
After story starts: Self, but also friends