Appearance: slim and tall, like most of their kindred. silken, ebony hair and stormy grey eyes, so pale she is almost luminous. a long, slender nose, heavy brows, and rosy half-moon lips. she often wears her hair in an updo that hides her pointed ears, or dresses with a cape and low hood.
Powers/abilities: control over fire and air
Biography: As different from her sister as day is to night. Amaris is quiet and reserved, but deadly in a fight. She lacks as much control over the unstable elemental fire and tempestuous air as her sister has over her own abilities, but where Alina is the shield that guards, Amaris is the knife.
When forced to survive as children, having lost their family, the shyer Amaris relied heavily on her sister for support. Even when taken under the Thieve's Guild's wing, Amaris was the one who hung back, always a little slower to learn, to make friends.
It seems the only driving factor in Amaris' life currently is her thirst for revenge.
Appearance: (Below) Alina always wears her long, wavy hair down in order to hide her ears.
Powers/abilities: Control over earth and water
Biography: Alina was the yin to her sister's yang, that much was clear to whomever spent even a minute around the twins. Alina was a very open and friendly individual, that wasn't to say that she was open about her past. She was the personable one of the pair, the one who managed to secure their place in the Theif Guild that took them in, the one who formed closer bonds with their friends and allies. Alina still struggles to maintain control over her earth and water elements, as it's hard to learn how to properly manage forces of nature without the help of an Elven Element Master. Regardless, her and her sister are doing a pretty good job in her opinion. Serving as more of a defensive role to Amaris's offense, they make a great team when push comes to shove.
Since the loss of their home and family, Alina has tried to assume the role of caregiver and protector of the two. Whether it be mental, physical, or emotional, Alina is always there for her sister. She is fiercely protective of her sister, and would follow her to the ends of the earth. Alina isn't as hell bent on revenge as she is with keeping her sister safe, but due to Amaris's motivations, revenge is high on her list of priorities. At this point, it seems to be the one thing that keeps her sister going, and she would never take that away from her.
Appearance. Disheveled wavy tawny hair, green eyes, sharp jaw, and olive skin. He is average height and build. It's faint, but he tends to favour his left side. He has a scar through his left brow and a burgundy tattoo on his right collar of a series of three triangle symbols with different strokes and lines through them.
Powers/Abilities. Great with a sword. Good with a knife. His archery isn't something to brag home about, but in a pinch, it will do. He has no magical ability but seems to possess a strange intuition or sixth sense that has -- at least so far -- kept him from any lethal end. If he still believed in the Leshys, it would seem the forest spirits were leading him somewhere.
Fennac is a child of the Freewalkers, the nomadic people of the twenty tribes. He was raised to hunt and fight and defend his family from an early age. Like all Freewalkers, he completed The Shadow Trials, but even earlier than most. His young success led to the inner name Fennac, bestowed to him by his tribe's elder -- a name he still goes by despite what followed next...
It's not clear why Fennac was later exiled, or how he was taken in by a grifter, but eventually his life changed from one of duty, family, and honour to one of selfish disregard for anybody but himself. He became a sword for hire, with a reputation for moral ambiguity. The last job he received was to locate the elven princesses, and to cut their lives, abruptly short.
Appearance: Dagny stands roughly five feet in height. Somewhat closer to six if you measure to the tips of his ears. He has a trim physique, which is healthy for one of the rat clan, but a little scrawny compared to your average flat faced pink skin. His body is covered in a fine coat of short black fur, which he cleans meticulously.
Dag has glittering black eyes and a long narrow face. His teeth protrude slightly from the front of his lips, just barely revealing his large chisel-like incisors. His feet resembled the rear paws of a large rat, while his hands are far more human and dextrous. Dagny has ten long nimble fingers, tipped by delicate claws. His hairless sinewy tail is nearly as long as he is tall, but is missing the very tip
Powers/abilities: The Norvegi are known to have exceptional hearing, a very keen sense of smell, and a highly refined pallet. Dagny is no exception to this, though...his eyesight leaves something to be desired. He is quick on his feet, flexible, and incredibly agile, but not as physically powerful as a human or elf of a similar size. Dagny does possess some martial prowess, though the Norvegi learn fighting skills to evade attacks rather than deliver them. Like most rat men, Dagny prefers to fight from a distance, using a variety of ranged weaponry in conjunction with alchemical compounds and poisons.
Biography: The beast clans of the Cloven Steppes rarely leave their borders these days. Generations of mutual distrust, coupled with a long history of being used by fell powers for dark deeds, has sewn a healthy animosity between the clans and the flat faced races. Almost two hundred years prior, when Dreadlord Valen of Zykar rose to power, he used human mercenaries to commit horrific acts of violence against the clans. Furious, the beast men amassed a warherd larger than any in recorded history, and rallied to the demon's cause with the promise of vengeance against the human kingdoms, whom the clans believed were the perpetrators of the attacks on their people.
Ultimately, the elves opened the eyes of the clans to the Dreadlord's true nature, and the beast men turned against him. The conflict ended, peace treaties were signed, and the victors returned home to weep for the dead. Though the humans were willing to negotiate further relations with the beast men, the clans chose instead to isolate themselves in the hopes of preventing anyone from ever swaying them towards evil again.
But the Norvegi have ever been the exception to the rule, and their wanderlust knows no bounds.
Dagny left the Cloven Steppes behind at the age of seven, traveling with his two older brothers in search of fortune and adventure. They were quick to pick up trades along the road, and Dagny made a name for himself as a tinkerer. He earned his coin by inventing little knick knacks to sell to curious travelers, and by fixing things for the caravans they passed. Eventually, they settled in one of the larger human cities, intent on starting up some business venture that his oldest brother Quargan thought up.
Dagny built his reputation over years of hard work, becoming a fairly well known inventor and alchemist. A few months back, however, he ran into trouble with the city guard. He and his brothers have always drawn unwanted attention, as Norvegi are typically stereotyped as shifty and untrustworthy. The Norvegi do not understand theft as humans do. When one rat takes from another, the perpetrator incurs a debt to the individual who has lost something. So long as the object is returned, or at least replaced by something else of equal or greater value, then no law has been broken. Dagny had begun to incur a lot of “debt”, and his kleptomaniacal habits eventually got him arrested. His brothers, fearing for their own safety, fled the city.
He was thrown into the bowls of some deep dark cell, eating the scraps they tossed to him, and chittering with the small cousins who came to keep him company. Then, only a few days ago, a figure in a dark cloak appeared at the bars of his cell. The stranger offered to pardon Dagny, but only on the condition that the rat man help the stranger track down two fugitives from the elven nations. With the request came an official bond of release, paid in full with gold from the Zykarian Empire. With the prospect of his freedom staring him in the face, Dagny swallowed his misgivings, and agreed to help find the twin princesses.