Mesmiral's Academy for the Extraordinary and Gifted
Located in the small, isolated town of Greenwich, near the Maroon Bells Mountains of Colorado, is the great heritage estate of Mesmiral and the Academy for all manner of fantastical beings. A sanctuary for those extraordinary and gifted, for centuries the Academy has taught the youngest and brightest fae-blooded and magically-gifted children to hone their skills in the art of magic. For as wonderful and beautiful as magic can be, in untrained hands it can be untamed and deadly.
But the purpose of the Academy is far greater than this. There is a dark force in the outside world and it seeks to eliminate any and all who can use it.
Mesmiral's Academy is a secluded sanctuary invisible to the mundane world. Set in a modern-world filled with fantastical elements, the students have been sent to the Academy to teach them to hone their abilities, but also to protect them from an unknown dark power that seeks to destroy them. While discovery by the mundanes could threaten their existence, it is a darker unknown that is the reason for the Academy's protection. For years, the fae-blooded and magically-gifted children have been systemetically targeted and destroyed. Now on the brink of extinction, the children have been sent for a purpose. A purpose they have yet to know.
Students may be all manner of being -- fae, witch, wizard, nymph, daemon -- but all are highschool age by the definition of their species. All students are naturally adept at 2-3 abilities. Character sheets are subject to the approval.
Bio: Like most nymphs, Belle naturally draws people to her with her charismatic nature. Because of this she established herself quite early on as one of the most popular girls at the Academy. She and her clique rule the roost; Belle herself not only excels in all her classes, she is head cheerleader and captain of the debate team. Currently she's dating her on again/off again boyfriend.
Things aren't always as happy behind closed doors, however. Over the years Belle has become discomforted by the increased meanness of her friends as well as the pushiness of her boyfriend. Now entering her senior year, she's decided to stop living for those around her and to start choosing herself first.
-------------------------------------- Name: Benny "Get Out Of My Swamp" Cailleachan
Gender: girl, (she/her)
Short for her age, with rounded features, big brown eyes, and a careful way of moving her hands. Benny has an inviting aura when she isn't frowning, but since she almost always is, most of her mannerisms come off as focused, and intimidating.
Are You There? It's Me Again When Benny asks the wild for favors, it usually responds. As a baby she could waddle off into the marsh and return mostly taken care of. Her luck isn't so good in other environments though. She's found that forests can be wonderful but strange, that snowy mountains are downright malicious, and that nothing compares to the swamp.
Be My Eyes For the last three years Benny's been teaching herself to enchant trinkets. So far she can use them to extend her senses, but that unfortunately includes touch, which she finds unpleasant. Hag Life Hags are resistant to natural causes of death, and crones like her mother have been around for centuries. Benny's only 18, but she's got her eyes set on her next hundred.
Bio -------------------------------------- Benny grew up in marshland with her mother and the other crones of her Coven, staying with whoever would keep her and chasing frogs deep into the swamp. The Hags were protective of their own, and self sufficient. The bog was beautiful. Occasionally a younger witch would pass through on her way somewhere else, and Benny would share what she loved about her home. Nothing seemed like it needed to change, until one day when her mother drew up the house on its legs, and they were off. They never stayed in the same place for long after that, and Benny couldn't figure why. Eventually, she ended up at Mesmiral's.
Benny assumes once she graduates she'll return to the Coven a more powerful Hag. She's serious about being able to give back to her home, and so she's worked tirelessly for the last three years. She gets along well enough with some of the Fae, but never felt lonely enough to put herself out there, and since some of the Seelie are leery of Hag's ethics, she never made very close friends. Now as a rising Senior, Benny's finally getting a better handle on her magic, and with nothing holding her back, she's excited for her last year at the Academy.