Gimme your best guess
Gimme your best guess
Evrane Morninglade ~ Lightning ~ Graduate ~ Brazen
Name: Lady Evrane Morninglade, Heiress to the County of Ironmore.
Year of Education: Graduate
In-depth appearance: With platinum blonde hair flowing to the middle of her back and blue eyes the color of the ocean, Evrane would have been a coveted beauty if it weren't for the too many childhood accidents that had marred her appearance. Instead, one of her eyes is milky in color (she's blind in that eye), and the area over that eye is covered with fractal scarring, resembling a tree's branches in the dead of winter. With this quite obvious scarring, anyone with half a brain can tell that Evrane is a lightning mage. These scars cover her body in varying degrees, all a product of her own foolishness.
She's taller than most females at five feet eleven inches, and perhaps a bit more curvy too. She's particularly... endowed, per-say, in the regions that she's supposed to be. Evrane carries herself in a particularly steady nature, though not exactly graceful. She's not quite a proper lady, given her afflictions, but she manages.
She usually dresses in varying fancy dresses, not really caring about the colors or anything, really. Her parents send her clothes and care packages often, and Evrane thinks it'd be a waste of good clothes to just not wear them. And, of course, she can't disregard the fact that her own actions reflect on her family, and gossipers just love to talk about the most recent scandalous actions of nobility. Which, unfortunately, includes wearing fairly simple clothes in public.
Personality: Brazen and blunt, Evrane isn't exactly the vision of a fine, elegant, and graceful lady like her parents had always wanted her to be. Instead, she's more of a... strong and independent woman. That is, if you only took her very best qualities into account. She's irritable, for starters. Most of her friends have learned not to even lay a finger on any one of her possessions without permission, as everything needs to be in its proper place in order for her to be able to function without blowing her top. She keeps her things in a very clean and organized manner in order to counteract her extreme forgetfulness. She tends to forget pretty much everything, including memorizing people's names and where she puts certain things. Also as a result of this, she carries around writing paper specifically for writing down events and things she has to do.
She's very awkward social-wise, as her generally blunt and honest nature makes a strong contrast to the nobility's games of half-concealed passive aggressiveness and veiled insults. If she wants to insult someone, she will do it strongly and out in the open. She's not one to hide behind a veil of her own self-importance if that makes sense. In fact, her bluntness often comes off as aggressive and isn't always well-received by the people she's allowed to socialize with.
History: The Morninglade family is an old and powerful one. They have been around for a long time, and intend to stay that way for even longer. Their holdings are on a large bit of land that, perceived as worthless at first, turned out to be rich with veins of iron, perfect for establishing a monopoly on the mining industry. And so they did. Ironmore, a county named for its iron, is almost the sole provider of iron in Eskora, a material used for countless purposes. Jewelry and armor, weapons and belts, almost every object that contains metal have iron in it! So, they made a veritable fortune off of this business, and still manage the iron mines in the mountains that provide them with such wealth.
The Morninglades are a very powerful family that are respected across Eskora. So when Evrane was born, it was generally thought that the firstborn daughter of Erik and Aeryn Morninglade would become a lady of high-society, a tittering girl only interested in clothes and jewelry and getting a husband.
The first accident was when she was only four. She had wanted to impress her newest playmate, Valaine Albar, with a show of magic. That was the first time she had ever tried to perform magic, and it didn't exactly go well. Her parents had hoped she would turn out to be an Air mage like her mother, but they would've settled for Fire. They weren't expecting Lightning, a magic so violent and unpredictable that most children who had it died, or at least went a bit crazy.
She was shipped off to the Academy at 8, along with her best friend, Val. They were inseparable. She would spend every day attached at Val's hip. They even shared rooms! As time went on and Evrane got more and more off-balance, Val would help her with remembering things. There were the bad times, of course. Like the time when Ev accidentally hit Val with a lightning bolt. To this day, she still feels guilty about that incident.
Recently, mentions of marrying Evrane to a powerful noble's son have popped up. And there are even rumors of her parents revoking her status as heiress and giving it to her younger sister, Rosalind, a more competent and balanced Air mage. One who wouldn't be so prone to going off her rocker. If this were to happen, Ev would be married off to some heir, which she desperately hopes will never occur. Her parents are actively looking for a match for her, hoping for a groom who might be able to deal with her particular brand of crazy.
Research Project: Entire armies have been struck down with a single lightning bolt. Leaping from soldier to soldier in a blinding and deadly arc, killing almost everyone it affects. Researchers and military officers alike theorize that the cause of it might be the iron armor which most of the kingdom's soldiers don to go to war. The commanders wear dragon bone armor and are generally not affected by lightning- but dragon bone is very expensive, and the kingdom simply cannot pay for suits of dragon bone armor for every soldier in the kingdom.
This is where Evrane comes in. Her job is to find a metal that has low conductivity levels that is also inexpensive- something that will spare the kingdom treasury the pain of being emptied out. She will conduct experiments testing the conductivity of different metals and consult with outside sources wit the goal of constructing a suit of armor and weaponry that will not conduct as well as iron while being as durable and resilient as iron chain.