All About Selene

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Background

Where was your character born?
Tharovace

Who raised him?
Selene Hokmah was by her father until she was eight years old, her mother dying in chidlbirth, when her natural apptitude with magic gave her the option of becoming a novice at the temple of Baccobb. She was raised by the high priest of the temple and her father, who was often on quests as he was a minor patron of the city. His father died when she was eleven years old, campaigning against pirates on the coastal region.
Selene become more and more advanced in the temple, and had minor connections through her late father as a former patron. When she was sixteen she took the test of Citizenship, and became a Citizen. On her eighteenth year, she apprenticed herself to the son of a major council member, Alexander Lutharo.
Alexander was unique in tha the was well liked and well respected by many in the city, though he was not a citizen. He garnered a tremendous ammount of support of independent members of the city who had not yet become citizens and his support for the elven community as the acting elven diplomat was a large draw to him for her.

What was happening in the region when your character was growing up?
Tharovace was expanding its military tentacles to the northlands. Council members were divided on organizing powerful attacks against the swamp and the dragon itself, as opposed to more realistic plans of defending the coastland and making furrows to the northlands.
Anyone suggesting ‘going after the dragon’ was clearly using that idea as a soapbox for political grandstanding. No council member who supported invading the swamps realistically expected the Duke to approve of such and action, but it made for wonderful speeches and drew a tremendous ammount of support from the more militarilly fanatical citizens.
Gauis Lutharo suggested going into the swamp directly, demanding such an attack, but his son openly opposed him. Alexander consistentally argued for increasing support to caravans to the dwarven nations and to Ruddicks Pass, and encouraged the expansion of minor fiefdoms to the northlands, asking for minor knights or lords to create fortified lands and expand the cities control to the north, widely criticized by many citizens as it took valuable support from the city propper.
It was these ideas and others that drew Selene to him, mainly because she found Alexander’s ideas unique and valuable, and extremely different then the usual citizen.

Does your character have any relatives?
Selene’s father died, as well as her mother. Her closest relative is the High Priest at the temple of the Baccobb, who she sees as a grandfather or possible uncle. She also has a friend in a half-elf who is a citizen and acts as a soldier for a council member named Eldrain. Eldrain has a bit of a crush on her, and she sees him as a good friend, though Eldrain wants more.
The dynamic is that the two of them are like good friends, extremely close, though Eldrain is typically on ventures on the coast as a sailor/marine.

Motivation

What are your character’s immediate goals? What would he like to do in the coming year?
Selene’s immediate goals are to gain knowledge to help the world. She is seeking information on the gods.

What are his long-term goals?
Bring the entire world into order and stability.

What type of person would be his ideal mate?
Someone powerful and charismatic, someone charming and mysterious, someone who is tasteful, classy, strong, confident, cool, and decent.

Who is his patron deity? Is he a devout worshiper?
In her youth she worshipped Baccobb, but now she is less a devout worshipper then she used to be.

Is he a devout member of any nonreligious cause?
Yes.

Is there any race, creed, alignment, religion or the like against which he is strongly prejudiced?
Strongly prejudiced against chaos, and anything that is considered ‘ignorant’. Someone who does something illogical, irrational, unreasonable; this is some she is strongly prejudiced against. She does not like it when people behave irrationally.

What is his greatest fear?
Her greatest fear is dying alone.

What is the one task he absolutely refuses to do?
Do something to disrespect someone’s dignity. Even if she killed someone, she does not want them to suffer indignity.

Idiosyncrasies

What is your character’s motto or favorite saying?
“Elementary…”

What is his favorite color?
Black and red

Describe what he would wear if money were no object?
Something practical and stylish. Form fitting dresses and clothes, well tailored, well made, preferably in her favorite color.

What is his favorite food? Drink?
Her favorite food is simple. She likes grilled salmon with lemon and dill; shellfish; fruitcakes. She enjoy’s sangria as her favorite drink with fresh lime and orange in it, served cold. She also enjoy’s tobacco from Tharovace, especially hand rolled cigars.

What is his favorite animal?
Her favorite animal is a pegasi. She enjoy’s horses tremendously, as many girls do; but the pegasi gives her the chance for freedom as well as beauty.

What habits of his friends annoy him most?
Behaving irrationally, attempted ‘comic relief’, behaving foolishly, drinking, losing control, etcetera.

Traits: rank each trait from 1 to 10

Courtesy 8
Valor 7
Self-sacrifice 7
Generosity 8
Sobriety 9
Calm temper 9
Optimism 7
Curiosity 5
Forgiveness 5
Cheerfulness 5
Patience 9
Honesty 6
Helpfulness 7
Loyalty 9

Miscellaneous

What well-known media figure from sports, movies or politics most closely resembles your character?
Laura Croft, Doctor Alexander Schnieder

What would be his theme song?
Dust in the wind

If his friends were to write his epitaph, what would it be?
Here lies Selene; student of all things. Her life has ended, but not her journey; for even in the realms beyond we can expect that she will continue to study beyond our plane.

What would be his job in modern society?
Archielogist, expert on the occult, tomb raider… expert treasure hunter?

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