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Summary: There's a trick to it, but than there is a trick to everything isn't there ...

Ursa Blacksong

Gender: Female

Age: 30+

Group: Priest/Priestesses

Race and Employment

Half-Elven ~ Priestess of the Black Order.

Healer, Oracle, Storyteller, Entertainer, and Rogue ... Some have even called her a Witch behind her back.

Skills/Strengths

A Priestess of the Black Order, Ursa is trained in dealing with the more ill favored elements of day-to-day life to include Curses, Restless Spirits, and assorted Undead, as well as other more or less troublesome issues.

Ursa has mastered some healing and protective magics as well as several useful blessings and curses. She is also educated in ritual magics to include some Prophetic rites. Speaking with the dead however is what her order is best known for.

Suprisingly to many Ursa can hold her own in a fight has also grown pretty adept over the years at wielding a short sword or using combat knives and throwing blades in battle.

Weaknesses/Phobias

Ursa's day-to-day life as a Priestess is mundane for the most part but she has encountered some things that have left her scarred her both physically and mentally and while she can steel herself against the darkness during the waking hours of the day its at night when she is alone in her bed that the nightmares come recounting the horrors of her memories.

Ursa has attempted to dull this weakness with drink and other substances but knows well the dangers of addiction and has found that more simply sharing her bed with another is often enough to keep the dreams at bay. Unfortunately most would simply assume the worst of her character and seek to take advantage.

And the worms, goddess she hates the worms...

Physical Appearance

An Elf of fair appearance with pale complexion and long dark hair worn loose about her shoulders. Her eyes a pale blue that some say are the color of ice.

Ursa stands roughly 5'2" and tends to favor wearing a black silk veil coupled with loose skirts and tunics of black adorned with silver and gold chains and other odds and ends.

Ursa also sports a number tattoo's made of sacred passages, phrases, and an assortment of arcane symbols recorded upon the skin her hands and feet to allow for ease of memory in performing the arcane arts.

Personality and interests

Ursa does a poor job of acting the part of a Priestess of the Black Order or even acting like one who has taken the holy vows at all in some people's opinions.

She drinks, she gambles, she dances and plays the part of entertainer and storyteller at the many of the taverns and inns she has frequented over the years and she is well known for not being above taking men or women into her bed when the mood strikes her. ( Said to be far to often by some... )

When it comes to her sacred duties and priestly responsibilities however she tends to be all business.

History

Before her death Ursa's mother had always described the girls father as being the most handsome of elves with long black hair and dark eyes. A warrior of no small renown but always nameless. Ursa's mother was a fanciful storyteller however and always described him in her tales as a Lord or Prince of Old.

It didn't matter however given that he was gone from her mother's life long before Ursa was born and never returned but it was no secret that her mother clung desperately to the memory of him and the hope that he would one day return for her. A hope she held onto until her death just after Ursa's seventh birthday.

After her mother's death a local landowner had made to sell Ursa's family lands from beneath her to cover her mother's debts. A lie as it turned out, the truth of the betrayal uncovered only by chance by a Priest of the Black Order who took the girl under his protection until he could place her safely in the care of the sisters of the Temple in Warfall.

Ursa spent the next several years as an orphan of the Temple until her 17th year when her pretty face and pleasant demeanor had won her no small number of would be suitors all of whom seemingly willing to pay her bride price to the temple until the day the Priest of the Black Order had returned to the Temple of Warfall seeking a novice to train.

Ursa was never really certain how she was selected given that normally the Priests would select a novice of the same gender to assume the role but after a series of tests of skills both magical and mundane it was Ursa who was finally chosen and left with the Priest by months end.

By her 25th year the first whispers of war could be heard amongst the common folk, and Ursa already a sworn Priestess of the Black Order along with her Mentor were called into service of the Kingdoms and the Church.

Six years later the War having come and gone her Mentor along with countless other Priests and Priestess of the Order lost and the Black Order itself officially declared fallen. Ursa seeks to return to the home of her childhood, if only for a time to sort out her life and her future in the world unaware it seems that others have made that choice for her.

Favourite Sayings

"It's a foolish girl who believe's in Prince Charming or Happily Ever After's... "

"Words are the tools of Lairs..."

"What is not known can be learned, What is forgotten can be learned again..."

Relationships with Others in Warfall

Its been several years since Ursa was last in Warfall so while she might recall names and faces most would be unknown or forgotten to her ... And she likely forgotten as well.

Equipment and Items

Ursa has traveled a great deal of her life to answer the demands of her calling and the Church. Thus her packs contain the normal equipment one might expect for days spent on the road.

Cloths, Bedding, Kitchen tools, As well as the trappings of the faith and some potions and salves to address injury or illness.

Ursa also carries a silver holy symbol of her order and wears leather and mail armor when called for.

Ursa's can cast a number of spells but still carries a short sword as well as a pair of steel fighting knives and a half dozen other throwing blades. Her pack contains pair of specilized silver fighting blades blessed and magically enhanced for dealing with more unnatural threats.

Ursa also carries a half dozen tomes addressing the teaching of the faith and her own Journals as well as pens and an ink stone.

The Book of Psalms
The Tome of the Black Order
The Book of Potions and Salves
The Tome of Rituals
The Book of the Dead
Ursa's Journal

For her own amusement and to earn extra coin she also carries a Lute that she plays whenever the mood strikes her.

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