Character’s full name: Zhrenia Denvalis
Reason or meaning of name: It means Denvalis was her parent's family name, and they thought 'Zhrenia' was a good name for a little girl.
Character’s nickname: None, currently.
Reason for nickname: N/A
Character's journal: (Link to be added upon creation of journal.)
Age: She's fuzzy on the exact number. It's greater than 25,000 years, however. At some point exact numbers don't really seem significant anymore...
How old does he/she appear: A fully mature adult Draenei specimen- The Lightforging process and a strict dietary and physical regimen have ensured a relatively youthful appearance, along with natural Draenei longevity.
Weight: Isn't it considered impolite to ask such things? Jokes aside, her weight is healthy.
Height: Fairly standard for a Draenei woman- 7' 1" by Imperial measurements.
Body build: Military standards have been kind to her figure! She is fit and trim with excellent muscle definition, though she is not overly brawny. She's still a mage, after all.
Shape of face: Mildly heart-shaped.
Eye color: GLORIOUSLY INCANDESCENT! A brilliant glowing gold, a clear sign of her Lightforging. The faintest indication of a pale gold iris towards the center of her eye.
Glasses or contacts: N/A
Skin tone: Alabaster White
Distinguishing marks: Runic Tattoos and Lightforged Body Augmentations, typical of those in the Army of the Light. These are usually covered by her garb, save for the brillaint glowing rune in the center of her brow.
Predominant features: A gentle illumination and heat radiate off of her person at all times- Those in close proximity can feel a warmth envelop them, like a comfortable hearth.
Hair color: Pale like as fresh snowfall.
Type of hair: Straight and shoulder length. One of her few points of vanity.
Hairstyle: Her hair cascades down her shoulders, with her bangs carefully swept to her right.
Voice: Quiet, but filled with confidence. Steel wrapped with cloth.
Overall attractiveness: Certainly not unpleasing to the eye, but not overly concerned with vanity. Confident and in shape, though rarely dresses to impress or attract attention.
Physical disabilities: None to speak of.
Usual fashion of dress: Magister's regalia, with hints of armor here and there. A war mage through and through, and her attire speaks to that mentality and lifestyle.
Favorite outfit: Her comfortable robes. Formal enough for professional work, but worn enough to breathe.
Jewelry or accessories: A handful of traditional Draenei rings adorn her facial appendages and her tail, and her body bears the augmentations common to those who have undergone the Lightforging procedure. Otherwise, she is typically not seen with any sort of adornment worth mentioning.
Alignment: Lawful Good. Military discipline and unwavering in her devotion to the Light, Zhrenia believes in doing the right thing the right way for the right reasons. Some find her a bit stuffy, a common complaint levied against those in the Army of the Light.
Good personality traits: Dedicated, loyal, fastidious. Zhrenia Believes in conducting herself with integrity and her word is her bond. She does not make promises lightly and fully intends in carrying out anything she pledges herself to.
Bad personality traits: Zealous, Opinionated, Inflexible. Zhrenia has an opinion on everything, and she often shares it whether it's called for or not. Like many of her kin, she is unwavering in her devotion to the Light and can be quick to express this fact, which can make others uncomfortable. She's not always the most diplomatic, though she does try to be polite.
Mood character is most often in: Focused, studious
Sense of humor: Surprisingly broad. Zhrenia is quick to make jokes, though she detests puns.
Character’s greatest joy in life: The acquisition of knowledge. Nothing makes Zhrenia happier than a new book or a rousing debate. Learning for learning's sake is good enough for her.
Character’s greatest fear: The Legion and the Void, both being anathema to her beliefs. Though she's in control of herself and her emotions enough to not let such things completely throw her for a loop, she does not look fondly upon those who practice fel magic or commune openly with the void.
What single event would most throw this character’s life into complete turmoil? The loss of the Light would shatter everything about Zhrenia and her personal identity. The Krokull of Argus and the Broken of Outland break Zhrenia's heart, as the idea of a Draenei who is unable to feel the Light's blessings is an unimaginable torment to her.
Character is most at ease when: Reading a good book, enjoying a good scholarly discussion
Most ill at ease when: Listening to others speak of the Void, engaging in openly anti-Light behaviors
Enraged when: In the presence of Demons, Old God Servants
Depressed or sad when: Meeting those who speak ill of the Light or openly defy it
Priorities: Self-improvement, finding a new purpose in the wake of the Legion's defeat, reading any book she can get her hands on
Life philosophy: Walk in the Light. Always be improving one's self. Knowledge is a the key to a better life.
Character’s soft spot: There is a deep sympathy for the eredar who became the Man'ari within Zhrenia- The Arcane and it's study are important to her, and what happened to her colleagues is something she wishes she could find some resolution for.
Is this soft spot obvious to others? Absolutely not. Zhrenia keeps these feelings buried deep.
Greatest strength: Zhrenia's strong convictions and magical prowess are a potent combination, and she is confident in her magical skills.
Greatest vulnerability or weakness: Zhrenia has a hard time letting go of painful experiences. Forgiveness is not easy for her.
Biggest regret: The pain she felt upon learning what happened to the Genedar's survivors and the Horde's war against her people. She wishes she could have done something to stop what happened. Intellectually, she knows one more mage wouldn't have changed the course of history, but the guilt wracks her all the same.
Minor regret: Typical Soldier regrets- Comrades lost, things seen. Zhrenia has been fighting for a LONG time. She's seen people she cares about die before her eyes. There's always those memories, wondering what she might have done differently...
Biggest accomplishment: Acceptance to the Conservatory, eons ago. Her fascination with scholarship and the arcane has been a lifelong pursuit. Entry is by no means guaranteed, and her success in academia is what she believes opened the door to the rest of her life.
Minor accomplishment: I mean, defeating the Legion was pretty cool.
Past failures he/she would be embarrassed to have people know about: She failed her first application for the title of Archmage after her graduation from the Conservatory. She often brushes it off telling people it's not that important.
Why? Dedication to her craft is everything to Zhrenia. Applying for such a prestigious position and failing to attain it represented a stark contrast between Zhrenia's capabilities and her desires.
Character’s darkest secret: Zhrenia held Archimonde in high esteem prior to the exodus from Argus and believes he represented the pinnacle of her art. His corruption deeply affected her.
Does anyone else know? Heavens, no. Admiration for ARCHIMONDE THE DEFILER is not something a Soldier of the Light wants others to be aware of.
Drives and motivations: Self Improvement. Accumulation of knowledge on a variety of subjects. Expanding her expertise on other schools of magic, as well as refining those she already considers herself proficient in.
Immediate goals: Securing a permanent residency and focus on Azeroth- She's spent much of the years following the Legion's defeat adrift.
Long term goals: Recognition for her contributions to the field of arcane study; Qualifying for the title of Archmage.
How the character plans to accomplish these goals: The University is an excellent way to immerse herself in an environment of like-minded individuals who will support and augment her own natural abilities. She's always been academically minded, and sees a great place to meet others who feel the same way.
How other characters will be affected: Ideally, her fellow professors will not only assist her in her goals, but in doing so will also make progress in their own desires. Zhrenia openly and honestly believes she can help others and in doing so will be helped, too.
Hometown: A small village within the Mac'Aree region of Argus.
Type of childhood: Humble, but loving. Zhrenia's father was a laborer employed by the conservatory, and while he never had any magical training to speak of, he highly encouraged his daughter's interests. Her mother was a homemaker, and likewise believed in her daughter's ability to succeed with dedication.
First memory: A Brillant flash of light emanating from the crystalline matrices of the Seat of the Triumvirate.
Most important childhood memory: Visting her father at his workplace, watching him help shape and reinforce various structures at the Conservatory.
Why? This was Zhrenia's first real exposure to academia and magic. This was an incredibly formative event for her, and her father's positive reinforcement of her wonder undoubtedly drove her to pursue her dreams in the field.
Current location: Stormwind City.
Currently living with: Prior to joining the Academy, she was still living with her platoon in her berthing onboard the Vindicaar. Cramped, but familiar to her. She has spent much of her life surrounded by her colleagues, and though she's hesitant to admit it, living by herself is going to be somewhat unsettling for her.
Religion: Zhrenia is an ordained Anchorite of the Holy Light within the Draenei Tradition. Her faith is strong and a central prat of her identity.
Occupation: Former Battlemage of the Army of the Light.
Finances: Zhrenia has been granted a small stipend to ensure she was able to provide for herself on Azeroth, but the concept of regular commerce is still a bit new to her. She's not used to paying bills yet, either. Still, she can keep herself fed, which is all she really worries about.
Mother: Sevelae Denvalis
Relationship with her: Zhrenia parted on good terms with her mother, though she has not seen her since the Xenedar and the Genedar parted ways. Zhrenia has made some inquiries into her whereabouts, but has not heard anything positive or negative. Upon learning of the war on Draenor, she worries about her immensely.
Father: Muhaqi Denvalis
Relationship with him: Much like her mother, Zhrenia was close to her father, more so even than her mother. Zhrenia knows her father had to work exceptionally hard and make many personal sacrifices to help his daughter gain entry to the Conservatory despite their rather modest and unremarkable background. Zhrenia will always be grateful to her father for believing in her dreams. Much like her mother, Zhrenia has not seen her father since the two Draenei ships went their seperate ways. His fate remains unknown as well.
Relationship with them: N/A
Relationship with him/her: N/A
Relationship with them: N/A
Other important family members: Two aunts, father's side. An uncle, mother's side. All departed Argus on the Genedar, their fates remain uncertain alongside Zhrenia's parents.
Color: Golds, purples
Least favorite color: Fel Green
Music: Music that is heavy on chimes, strings. She likes to feel the resonance in her horns!
Food: An admittedly boring palette. Living on rations for eons has left her somwehat stunted in this regard.
Literature: Primarily academically minded things- Historical treatises and memoirs especially.
Form of entertainment: Story telling, debate
Mode of transportation: Teleportation.
Most prized possession: Her spell focus- Embedded within her staff, it has been with her since she was first accepted to the Conservatory. She considers it a part of herself.
Hobbies: Arcane Experimentation, spellweaving, theological and historical research.
Plays a musical instrument? No
Plays a sport: No
How he/she would spend a rainy day: Reading a good book, enjoying the pattering of rain against a window pane.
Spending habits: Frugal. She hasn't had time to develop any bad money habits... yet!
Smokes: Socially, at times. It's not a habit of hers.
Drinks: Much like smoking, simply as a social exercise. She doesn't mind alcohol, though she does not seek it.
Other drugs: Similar to smoking and drinking. She's cautious around mind-altering products, but if around those she trusts she sees no harm in partaking.
What does he/she do too much of? Zhrenia is hard to 'turn off' if she's fixated on something. She can and will go on and on about a subject if not stopped! This can be a bit intense at times.
What does he/she do too little of? Just listen. Zhrenia has opinions on everything and is quick to express them- sometimes she needs to remember to just sit quiet and hear what others have to say!
Extremely skilled at: Arcane and Holy Magic, information recall.
Extremely unskilled at: Social Interactions, physical prowess.
Nervous tics: Falls back on military mentality when nervous or uncertain.
Usual body posture: Proper, upright. Standing at attention like a good soldier.
Mannerisms: Very polite, very proper in her choice of words and vernacular.
Peculiarities: Tends to get very passionate on any given subject, will veer a subject off course with her enthusiasm.
Optimist or pessimist: Generally optimistic, especially now that the Legion is gone!
Introvert or extrovert: Has a bit of an introverted shell, but can be very chatty and excitable when comfortable.
Daredevil or cautious? Tends to be more cautious.
Logical or emotional: Logical, for the most part. Has her buttons.
Disorderly and messy or methodical and neat: Methodical and neat to a fault. Is very particular about things having a proper place and keeping things tidy in her space.
Prefers working or relaxing: Tends to try to keep busy.
Confident or unsure of himself/herself: Projects confidence!
Animal lover: Enjoys animals, especially talbuk and marsuul.
How he/she feels about himself/herself: Zhrenia feels self assured. She walks in the Light, and believes she is worthy and capable as a result. She defines herself by her abilities.
One word the character would use to describe self: Devoted.
One paragraph description of how the character would describe self: "Zhrenia Denvalis. Devoted servant of the Light and student of Arcana, history, and theology. The universe holds so many mysteries, and I look forward to uncovering as many as I can."
What does the character consider his/her best personality trait? Her devotion to the Light. As a Lightforged, it is a source of physical and mental strength.
What does the character consider his/her worst personality trait? Probably her inflexibility. She knows it limits her ability to grow close to others, but she's unsure how to overcome it.
What does the character consider his/her best physical characteristic? Probably her hair. She loves styling it to complement her horns and face.
What does the character consider his/her worst physical characteristic? Probably her stomach. Since switching from carefully regulated rations to eating whatever she likes, she's gained some weight. Not enough to be significant, but her fellow soldiers still poke fun at her for it!
How does the character think others perceive him/her: Confident, dedicated. She hopes to project an air of competence and that she is someone people can rely on.
What would the character most like to change about himself/herself: Her rigid viewpoint and mentality. It served her well in the war, but now that she's at peace she worries it keeps her closed off from people.
Relationships with others
Opinion of other people in general: She is warm and welcoming to those who count themselves amongst the faithful, and polite and cordial towards people who respect if not necessarily worship the Light. She looks dimly upon those who openly spurn the Light or embrace fel and void traditions. She is wary towards free-willed undead, though she is also sympathetic towards them.
Does the character hide his/her true opinions and emotions from others: Zhrenia tends to stick to formality when addressing others, not wishing to appear overly emotional. Some would say she's a bit cold around strangers as a result, but when she is comfortable she is very open with friends.
Person character most hates: Sargeras in an intellectual sense, but it's hard to truly HATE somebody of such a scale. Kil'jaeden is probably the better answer, given his absolute willingness to commit to the spread of the darkness that lead to the exile of the Draenei in the first place.
Best friend(s): Zhrenia is very close to her platoon, the soldiers she directly served with. She doesn't have anyone outside the Army of the Light she is especially close to, however.
Love interest(s): None at the moment. Zhrenia has not formed any bonds of that sort.
Person character goes to for advice: Archmage Y'mera. Zhrenia admires and is slightly jealous of the older arcanist from the Conservatory, who has more then proven the worthiness of her rank. Zhrenia wishes to be like Y'mera some day.
Person character feels responsible for or takes care of: Zhrenia views her platoon as almost like siblings, and suspects they feel the same. Even if not formally bound together anymore, they were her closest family for the duration of the war against the Legion. They take care of one another.
Person character feels shy or awkward around: Zhrenia is still adapting to life on Azeroth. Non-Draenei, even those she respects and feels joy around, still feel somewhat alien to her. She's getting better about it with time, though.
Person character openly admires: Archmage Y'mera, High Exarch Turalyon, Prophet Velen
Person character secretly admires: Archimonde,
Most important person in character’s life before story starts: High Exarch Turalyon
After story starts: Uncertain! Zhrenia is finding a new path for herself.