Ruxandra stands at an unremarkable 5’10” and weighs approximately 164 pounds, putting her amongst the most muscularly prolific of the maidens. She seems to carry her muscle rather well, retaining a feminine shape but also the litheness, and especially strength, expected of a field agent - if not a bit more. Her figure is toned, but hidden well enough with a maid’s outfit for her to seem inconspicuous in situations where she needs to be.
Her musculature couples well with her somewhat irregular sense of style, giving her a somewhat tougher look than she may intend - not that she would complain. Specifically, her hair is kept shaved short on the right side but long on the left, flowing to fall just below her chest in length. Notably, she is fond of tying several long, thick braids into her dark-chocolatey-brown, almost black hair. She ends these braids in hair ties almost as cloudy-gray as her watchful eyes.
Said eyes are set on a heart-shaped face and under thin, slightly curved eyebrows. They are framed by short but attractive dark eyelashes which compliment the pale color of her eyes. Further down her face rests gentle lips that hide straight, white teeth, as well as canines that seem a bit sharper than one would expect.
Ruxandra’s most striking physical features are entirely obvious to those around her, taking the form of a genetic mutation that openly reveals itself. Atop her head sits a pair of short, rounded-triangular cat ears
, which share the dark chocolate color of her natural hair. The inner portions of said ears are adorned by slightly off-white tufts of fur, very similar to the off-white tip of her felid tail, which extends behind her almost two feet.Likes:
Music, Rain, Sweet foods, Lasers, Circus Acts, Being stealthy, Cute stuff, Most animals, Working outDislikes:
Spicy stuff, Getting drenched/Swimming, Explosions, Being embarrassedFears:
Canines, Oceans, Needles, High HeightsPersonality:
Ruxandra is a somewhat reserved individual. She seems content with being left to her own devices, managing to keep to herself in most social situations - though she won’t deny a friendly stranger a conversation. Those who do end up conversing with her will find a composed girl with an inquisitive nature and a penchant for learning new things.
Despite the kind and respectful side that tends to show itself while she is in public, Ruxandra has a more flamboyant side with those she is closer to - namely her fellow Maids. When amongst her allies the young woman is a bit more talkative, sometimes overly so when she becomes caught up in something she enjoys. She develops a certain playfulness with her allies, as she subconsciously feels somewhat of a sisterhood with them, and much to the chagrin of those who think she’s a good target to pick on, she has a rather sharp tongue when she needs to.
Notably, she seems to develop rather strong stand-offish behaviors whenever she feels someone threatens her allies - something that seems very difficult for her to control.
In contrast to her normal behavior, Ruxandra tends to conduct herself in a much more serious manner when in high-stress situations. She generally takes on a more sedate air, her mind evaluating critical situations with more acuity than her normal nature might let on. She makes it her main priority to ensure the integrity of her allies and the mission before herself, but maintaining her own health would be most convenient as well, if possible.
- Kel-Tec KSG 12ga Shotgun [Eotech 512 Holosight, Vertical Foregrip]
- M1911 Custom [Suppressor, 10-round ext. Magazine]
- Kahr PM45
- Karambit Knife
- Field Alchemy Kit
- Remote-Flash Recon Drone x2
- Tactical Pack w/ standard operations gear
Detroit Metro, Ward Academy, Paratrooper OpsOptions:
Mutation - Feline Physiology: Ruxandra was born with a genetic mutation that merges her DNA with strands undeniably similar to that of a cat. This mutation has been found to be shockingly useful, if not a bit quirky. It affords Ruxandra a number of benefits.
- Feline Senses: Rux’s sense of hearing is slightly enhanced, so although not increased in range, she can hear quiet noises that others may miss - most notably footsteps or high-frequencies from electronics. Her sense of smell is more strongly enhanced, allowing her several applications such as tracking or contraband-recovey/identification. Finally, her sense of vision is also enhanced, allowing her to see rather well in dark environments, and granting generally sharper sight.
- Felid Balance: Ruxandra is afforded a great deal of balance from her mutation. This has a multitude of uses, from using her muscles more efficiently in continued strenuous activities, to allowing her to right herself while mid-air. Her body seems to behave more spryly than one would think.
- Feline Behaviors: Her mutation has programmed a number of behaviors into her brain, be it purring, a fear of swimming, a fear of dogs, etc. One of the more prominent features is that her ears and tail reflect her emotions through their stature against her will, much to her chagrin.
Regina HicksAdditional Abilities/Info:
Ruxandra’s time within the circus has taught her a few unique things. She’s learned various forms of contortionism, restraint-escape techniques, trapeze, and even fire-breathing, among a couple other common acts. Although some of the more niche skills are a bit rusty, she can still perform most at least decently.Backstory:
Ruxandra was born in Bucharest, Romania to a woman named Daciana Enache. The young girl received plentiful care from her single mother despite the inadvertent nature of the pregnancy, and could have considered herself fortunate, finding herself living in a rather nice home with an attentive guardian. Even though she did find herself rather busy during Ruxandra’s early years, the girl’s mother always managed to find a way to make time for her daughter.
This time with her daughter was well-spent, the two enjoying various activities that Daciana had introduced to her and brought her to to enjoy whenever she could, even if they did seem a little weird at times to the young girl. However, even if she did quite enjoy this time with her mother, there was something else that she had always found entrancing -- the circus. While Daciana was initially a little hesitant about it, little Ruxie was persistent, and eventually convinced her mother to allow her to practice and take classes for the many feats she saw performed on the television - as long as it didn’t cut into their together time, of course. It even became a regular occurrence for the girl to visit the local circus and talk as much as she could to the performers.
As Ruxandra grew older, she slowly began to lean more and more into her fascination with the circus, eventually finding herself accepting a mentorship beneath one of the foremost local performers - although this also meant she drifted further away from some of her mother’s activities. Fortunately for the young girl, she found herself rather successful in the circus - likely due to her genetic mutation, which manifested from a very young age, and provided her a good deal of innate physical prowess she otherwise wouldn’t have. This aided her in many acts she trained to perform in the circus, be it a contortionist act, a balancing act, escape artist acts, etc.
The mentorship was like a dream come true for the girl - her childhood fantasies of being a performer under the bigtop coming to fruition.
At least, they were - until her mother grew very ill. The woman had been plagued by a deep-rooted genetic defect that caused her brain to suddenly begin degrading at a steady pace. It was only a matter of months before she became bedridden, unable to walk. The revelation was one that shocked Ruxandra, and imbedded in her a deep, painful sadness as she realized her mother’s time was limited. It was in quick succession that the girl gave up her dreams of being a performer and went to her mother’s side, remaining there for a number of months. Hard, grueling months as she watched her mother’s condition steadily decline.
Eventually, Daciana, in her wilting state, revealed to her daughter something she had never even mentioned before. M.A/I.D - the organization she had worked under for many, many, dedicated years. Ruxandra wasn’t exactly sure how to respond, or what it meant - until Daciana asked her to follow in her stead and serve. It wasn’t much of a decision for the girl - she would do it. She had to, for her mother. She would never be able to forgive herself had she said no. And so Ruxandra became just the second known generation of the Enache family to serve under the M.A/I.D association.
Daciana handled the connections, and ushered her daughter into the service from her deathbed. It was a rocky start, the then-twenty-year-old girl being thrust into something she hadn’t known about for the longest time - but she had inherited her mother’s sense of dedication and ability to learn quickly; meaning that rocky start didn’t last long.
As Ruxandra began to find a groove in the number of orders, procedures, and various tasks allotted to her during her training, she began to catch momentum, becoming better and better at taking on things put in front of her. This quick adaptation was only further aided by the fact that her homeroom teacher, Regina Hicks, had a fun-loving quality to her; something that Ruxandra appreciated in an instructor, since it reminded her of her time with the circus. But it was only a matter of time before the young Romanian woman found herself wanting to do more - wanting to get more training. If she was going to carry on for her mother then she was going to do it as well as she damn could.
This led her to take on additional training paths: ‘Detroit Metro’ Urban Warfare Training, Individual Paratrooper training, and even ‘Ward Academy’ training all fit within her portfolio. She caught on quickly within each specialty field - finding herself rather content with her level of success. She was even a little surprised to find some associates were rather sociable, and she made a few friends along the way.
Speaking of friends, Ruxandra was equally as surprised to find herself having somewhat of an innate draw towards her fellow Maids-in-arms, despite her history as a bit of a reserved girl. She made allies more quickly than she expected, and they comforted her when the day of her mother’s death came - only tightening her bonds to the association as her drive to please her mother’s wishes redoubled.
Now she finds herself called to serve under the Shadow Queen directly
- an accomplishment she could only hope her mother was proud of.