Summary: A faerie elf with a sweet disposition
Owned by: Rosmary
Game: Engines of Chaos
Nationality, Place of Origin, and RaceOrla was born in the Carlingwood Valley in the Skeldergate Forest in the kingdom of Verden, and is a recent émigré to Dalen. She is a breed of Faerie Elf that is native to the Two Kingdoms universe.
Physical Appearance and Preferred AttireOrla has silver-blue eyes, straw-coloured hair and a small, petite body. She stands at five feet two inches (157 cm) and weighs about 110 lbs (50 kg). With her hair concealing her elfen-shaped ears, she is often mistaken for human.
In the Skeldergate forest she grew up wearing brief frocks of flower petals, leaves, and caterpillar silk that left her barelegged and barefooted not unlike other woodland folk adapted to the outdoors. Since living among human beings, she tends to dress more civilized when she's travelling about the capital, favouring vibrantly coloured, simple designs that appeal to her tastes and allow her to blend in with the local populace.
Job, Rank, and/or Title(s)Orla has no titles or rank but comes from a respected and ancient fey bloodline. Since migrating to Dalen she has made a successful living as a florist, horticulturalist, and herb gardener, whilst covertly continuing her mysterious work for the Being
Personality Quirks, Interests, and GoalsOrla is a kind, sweet, compassionate, and upbeat girl, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. She is unfailingly pleasant and well-mannered, but sometimes has a distracted air due to her powerful mystical senses picking up things in the surrounding ether. Since moving to Dalen she enjoys experimenting with new teas, and growing different and unfamiliar plants and flowers. She is always ready to drop whatever she is doing to perform a mission for the Being, who has dispatched her on numerous small, but vital missions, such as to befriend the crown prince of Verden, and pay a visit to Horo's shop of curios to meet its eponymous owner.
Powers, Skills, and StrengthsOrla has extensive knowledge of magical rituals, spells, faeriecraft and arcane lore of her kin that she began learning when she was just a child. Due to her particular fey bloodline she possesses an innate capacity to channel mystical energies that exist in nature. Her powers are strongest in oldgrowth forests that are rich in these energies.
She is skilled at telepathy (scanning minds, communicating thoughts, including with animals) empathy (reading a person's emotional state and affect it) nature control (earth, plants and even mostly dead wood, as well as the localized weather) enchantment (bestowing objects with magical ability and casting illusions) and various energy manipulation magicks, most especially life energy, whose control she has honed over centuries of practice.
She also has fundamental abilities inherent to her unique breed, most notably a thousand plus year lifespan, very strong mystical psionic senses, extraordinary eye sight and night vision, and in-built flight by way of translucent, insect-like wings that appear and disappear as she wishes.
Weaknesses, Flaws, and LimitationsUnlike human mages of the Two Kingdoms, Orla's magical abilities, along with her physical health, are greatly affected by iron, which is capable of neutralizing her powers, incapacitating her, and even outright killing her, depending on the level of exposure.
Her magic decreases in comparatively lifeless, urban settings.
Small boned and slightly built, her kind are not as strong as the average human.
Having grown up in a woodland society that knew no internal strife, psychologically she is gentle and utterly non-aggressive. She therefore has no combat experience of any kind, and is next to useless in a fight. Though able to perform significant spells, she is unversed in battle magic, and her stock of defensive spells are limited and largely unpractised.
She has lived most of her life outside human society and is still ignorant and somewhat naïve in the ways of city dwelling humans, though Horo Inu has taken to educating her, notably taking her to a gambling den and casino in Dalen's capital.
BackstoryOrla was born to a secretive, secluded clan of faerie elves, who were a formidable combination of those two great races. She was raised to view all races however as equal and deserving of respect. But because she is neither elf nor faerie, she has no relations with either race, which tend to shun her hybrid kind due to their weird otherworldliness and penchant to serve the forces of Chaos. She lived for centuries deep in the primeval Skeldergate forest of Verden before being driven out by the king's Inquisition soldiers that sought to purge the entire kingdom of all magical beings. Orla found safe refuge in nearby Dalen, and now dwells in an enchanted rooftop garden in the capital that she maintains with her magic, and which in turn nourishes her powers and life force by way of a tiny amount of the Skeldergate's transplanted energy field that was divinely gifted to her.
Writer Goals for Character and Ideal Posting FrequencyOrla Carling is another character I wrote in Two Kingdoms. She has been enlisted by the Being to help the Awakened Heroes during their time there. I'll try to post in a timely fashion when 'tis my turn.
This character is owned by: Rosmary
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