Character’s full name: Cynnus Tolsuna
Reason or meaning of name: Cynnus - a name she chose for herself, a wordplay on "Sinister" which was how she felt about what she'd become after the incident in Telogrus Rift. Tolsuna - her family name, an old Thalassian word for a type of delicate, rare flower that grows in the area now known as the Ghostlands. That flower is considered extinct since the Third War.
Character’s nickname: N/a
Reason for nickname: N/a
Character's journal: N/a
How old does he/she appear: Late 20s
Body build: A very slim figure. She went through a phase of being more toned and muscled as she trained for self defense. That seems to be waning however, as she lets those practices slide. She has a rather tiny frame that looks a touch 'stretched out' given her height.
Shape of face: Angular features with pronounced cheek bones and soft almond eyes.
Eye color: A silvery-purple glow
Glasses or contacts: N/a
Skin tone: Pale blue
Distinguishing marks: None to speak of
Predominant features: Her eyes, and the wisps of the void snaking out of her hair
Hair color: A rich blue
Type of hair: Naturally straight, just below the shoulder in length
Hairstyle: Varies - she prefers styles with lots of volume and that show off the void tendrils
Voice: Soft and smooth, with a strong Thalassian accent
Overall attractiveness: Like most elves from Silvermoon, she is fairly attractive, and insists on wearing makeup that enhances her appearance further. A dark blue on her lips to compliment her skin, shaded eyes, full lashes.. her morning routine looks like a busy one, to say the least.
Physical disabilities: A complete inability to cast arcane magic
Usual fashion of dress: Prefers robes and dresses with a decidedly Thalassian flare. Occasionally branches into a more Darnassian style. Avoids Stormwind fashion like the plague. Scoffs at the idea of 'Dwarven Fashion' but seems to at least appreciate Gilnean fashion even if she doesn't partake, herself.
Favorite outfit: An elegant green, white and gold dress with ornate embroidery and the smoothest silks money can buy.
Jewelry or accessories: (Brand new!) A glimmering Elunite ring on her ring finger! Otherwise, her ears sport multiple piercings.
Alignment: Neutral Good
Good personality traits: Clever, loyal, measured, quick witted, and unphased by danger
Bad personality traits: Contrary, untrusting of people not in her inner circle, unafraid to speak harshly
Mood character is most often in: Content and observant
Sense of humor: Contrarian, enjoys seeing others flustered. Often sarcastic
Character’s greatest joy in life: Success in her experiments, or a surprise from a friend/loved one. She very much loves surprises.
Character’s greatest fear: Falling victim to the Void's whispers
Cynnus hears the whispers in her head almost constantly, at all hours. She ignores them to the best of her ability, and deliberately surrounds herself with people that fill her with love, in hopes to drown it out. She is terrified of what she might do if she ever started listening.
What single event would most throw this character’s life into complete turmoil?
Character is most at ease when: Having a deep, meaningful conversation one-on-one with a cherished friend
Most ill at ease when: Faced with a need to address her inner nature as a creature of the Void
Enraged when: It's easier to enrage Cynnus than people might realise. While those circumstances haven't happened terribly often within the confines of the University, she can be quick to anger when she feels slighted or threatened. She handled her rage in a very cold, calculated manner, but no less deadly when pressed to such measured.
Depressed or sad when: Remembering the life she left behind. Fortunately, the life she looks forward to is quickly overruling this.
Priorities: Family, then her research, then her friends, in that order.
Life philosophy: To those who do right by you, give them everything. To those who have not, spare them nothing.
Character’s soft spot:
Is this soft spot obvious to others?
Greatest vulnerability or weakness:
Biggest accomplishment: Nearly purifying an unhatched Twilight dragon
Minor accomplishment: Mastering her control over her new innate void powers
Past failures he/she would be embarrassed to have people know about: During her studies in alchemy, she regularly attempted to take shortcuts that would bypass her lack of arcane ability. Most of these attempted shortcuts blew up in her face. Sometimes literally!
Character’s darkest secret: The void gives her nightmares that involve her murdering the people she loves.
Does anyone else know? Not a soul, not even her wife-to-be.
Drives and motivations: Her overarching goal is to understand the cosmic forces that bind our world, including the ones many scholars shy away from. And to use that knowledge for the betterment of all.
Immediate goals: Find a way to resurrect and cure the Twilight Dragonflight so they can carve out a life of their own within the Void's corruption dooming them all.
Long term goals: Find a way to do the same for her own people, the Ren'dorei
How the character plans to accomplish these goals: Research and collaboration with other experts within the University, combined with carefully controlled experiments to put their theories to the test.
How other characters will be affected: This will create multiple opportunities for others to get involved in the process and help guide the direction the research takes it. Depending on how things go, and what people are interested in OOCly, this can go in almost any direction. Bad plotlines, good plotlines, anything in between!
Type of childhood: Cynnus was a member of a noble house with very low status in Silvermoon. Her childhood was generally spent enduring her parents' ceaseless attempts to increase their station, and using her as a potential bargaining chip in those attempts.
Pets: Her family did have land outside of Silvermoon where a handful of Hawkstriders were raised - but they were more 'livestock' than 'pets.' Still, she did enjoy leaving the city to go see them, when she was younger.
Most important childhood memory:
Current location: Lightsong, Val'Sharah (With occasional stays in Stormwind)
Currently living with: Elliistra Thera'dorei, and her recently hatched Twilight Whelp, Nylissia
Religion: Recent follower of Elune, thanks to Elliistra
Occupation: Scientist, researcher
Finances: Previously freelance, selling draconic artifacts. Now, the combination of Elliistra's wealth and SWU's stipend is plenty enough to sustain her and she lives comfortably on those.
Relationship with her: Estranged due to Cynnus's exile
Relationship with him: Estranged due to Cynnus's exile
Relationship with them:
Spouse: (Soon to be!) Elliistra Thera'dorei
Relationship with him/her: The two elves are practically inseparable, and discuss everything together. Their relationship is incredibly strong.
Children: Elliistra has two adopted children that Cynnus is currently getting to know and getting used to playing mother-figure to.
Other important family members: Nylissia, the young Twilight Dragon, is something of a daughter in her own right... albeit the relationship there is rather unique and very new, so Cynnus and Nylissia are still learning what that will look like. For now, Cynnus keeps her fed, gives her a bed, and helps her learn Common, and that is enough for Nylissia for now.
Least favorite color: Purple, ironically
Music: Upbeat, lighthearted, sometimes even comical folk songs
Food: Chocolates and sweets! But if an actual meal must be chosen, something with a garlicy sauce will always leave her smiling
Literature: Non-fiction, research papers, and historical documentaries
Form of entertainment:
Mode of transportation: Anything that involves her feet being firmly on the ground! She hates flying very much.
Most prized possession: One of the original Onyxian Scale Cloaks used by the 40 adventurers who slayed Nefarian so many years ago. It hangs up in her living room along with several other artifacts from Blackrock Mountain.
Hobbies: She could actually use a couple! Outside of reading she does not do much for fun, always absorbed with her work as she is.
Plays a musical instrument? She does not have any musical talent, no
Plays a sport: No, definitely not. Prior to becoming a Void Elf, her coordination was abysmal.
How he/she would spend a rainy day: Sitting on a balcony just out of reach of actually getting wet, reading a new book and listening to the rain.
Spending habits: Most of it goes to fashion, honestly. She lives rather frugally, otherwise.
Drinks: Only when asked to, does not seek out alcohol on her own
Other drugs: Definitely not
What does he/she do too much of? She's rather consumed with her research. If she's not actively working on it, she's thinking about it. This is becoming less of an issue as time goes on, as she grows closer to people, and to Nylissia. It's perhaps the first time in her life that she's had meaningful connections to others, given how poorly she got along with others in Silvermoon.
What does he/she do too little of?
Extremely skilled at: Knowing things
Extremely unskilled at: Doing things
Nervous tics: She's not generally a nervous person, so this doesn't come up much. But on those occasions, she'll play with the void tendrils in her hair. This is one of those things that came from Elliistra always doing so affectionately, and so now it gives Cynnus a bit of comfort in the form of reminding her of her love.
Usual body posture: Her posture is very proper, almost stereotypically 'proud elf' in a way that clearly must have been ingrained in her at a young age. Chin up, shoulders squared, chest out, back straight-but-with-just-a-little-arch-to-make-the-butt-look-good. Arms never hanging at sides, not ever. Folded in front, or behind, or actively doing something, but never just hanging. Feet well spaced, toes turned outward not inward to display confidence. Bow slightly when greeting people, but -never- show them the top of your head, nor your back. There are occasions where she does not follow these rules... but it is a conscious decision she has to think about doing, they are so ingrained into her subconscious by now.
Mannerisms: Delicate, measured, and soft. She will often go long stretches merely listening. Despite her curious nature, has to actively remember to ask questions of others rather than just listen quietly. A strange mix between 'oblivious' and 'observant' depending on how much her mind has wandered.
Peculiarities: Has an odd sense of humor. Likes to put people on the defensive by twisting their words against them in a move that can only be described as "typical Blood Elf" though she usually makes it just ridiculous enough that people can know she is being playful.
Optimist or pessimist: Somewhere in between. Leans more toward optimist lately
Introvert or extrovert: Introvert, through and through. While she can feign being extroverted, she finds it exhausting and would much rather participate in smaller, more meaningful gatherings than larger, fluffier ones.
Daredevil or cautious? She's very daring, but she is very measured about it. Her plans are often bold, but she is keen to take all the preparations necessary to ensure success rather than go in blind and figure it out on the way.
Logical or emotional: Both, often at the same time. Her emotions very much drive her decisions, but her logic determines how she's going to get the right outcome out of that decision. She is very calculated in that way.
Disorderly and messy or methodical and neat: Methodical, through and through. Cannot stand a mess.
Prefers working or relaxing: Working generally, though she's learning to relax more.
Confident or unsure of himself/herself: She is very confident in most things. Her strengths, her appearance, her intelligence... She knows these things are good and does not second guess them. There are other, more vulnerable traits she is less confident in, however.
Animal lover: Absolutely, loves them, prefers them over certain people even.
How he/she feels about himself/herself:
One word the character would use to describe self: Clever
One paragraph description of how the character would describe self:
What does the character consider his/her best personality trait?
What does the character consider his/her worst personality trait?
What does the character consider his/her best physical characteristic?
What does the character consider his/her worst physical characteristic?
How does the character think others perceive him/her: This is one of the things that is a major point of vulnerability for her, and it's the place she is often most surprised when she realizes people view her positively. Every hug she receives is still surreal for her.
What would the character most like to change about himself/herself: The fact that she's harboring enough void energy to nuke the Cathedral in Stormwind. She'd very much like to not be that one day.
Relationships with others
Opinion of other people in general: For those she has come to trust, she thinks the world of them. There is nothing she can imagine that should stand in her way of being there for them however they need. Everyone else, however, she treats with suspicion until someone she trusts seems to vouch for them.
Does the character hide his/her true opinions and emotions from others: Not generally! She is very open about her love for others. And should they earn her annoyance, she's fairly open about that as well.
Person character most hates: Well, right now that's Sylvanas. But as far as people she's actually met? There was this one particularly obnoxious human at one of the Conclaves that she daydreamed about strangling? But she never bothered to learn his name.
Best friend(s): Alice, Amaranthaea, Emmy
Love interest(s): Elliistra (obvs)
Person character goes to for advice: Emmy
Person character feels responsible for or takes care of: Seldarine, Elliistra's adopted daughter. And Nylissia, of course
Person character feels shy or awkward around: Maureen, actually, because Maureen crushes on Cynnus so hard and Cynnus doesn't quite know what to do with it.
Person character openly admires: Amaranthaea
Person character secretly admires: Emmy
Most important person in character’s life before story starts:
After story starts: Elliistra, by far. The one who pulled her out of her depressing situation, who gave her a life, her love, introduced her to her new family... everything turned around for Cynnus the day she met the woman she'd one day marry.