Loradenen Ayethis, "Lora"Race:
: Loradenen is short, and slim, but with the reasonable amount of muscle mass that comes from living a life like hers. Her skin is quite dark, her hair brown and long, and her eyes an earthy, dark green tone. Her clothes are generally extremely lacking (generally being a skirt and nothing else), as a result of her homeland being so hot and humid, and constant exercise further eliminating any desire for insulation. It is also culturally significant; a complex pattern of tattoos across her body tells the stories of her greatest ancestors. It would be disrespectful to hide them. Lora will generally have a longbow, a quiver of arrows, and a spear on her person at all times, as well as a pack containing a waterskin, a medicine horn, a dagger, a woodaxe, and whatever food she might have.Characteristics:
In terms of personality, Lora is a fairly typical elf. Used to the rigours of surviving as a hunter-gatherer, she is extremely practical and a good survivor, but lacks social skill. She sees humans as a prey race, unlike the elves, who are predators; humans seem weak, dependent, and even pitiful, depending on the individual, but generally not worth the time it would take to kill them unless they break Clan Law (even if they do not know what Clan Law is). Again, like most elves, Lora has a strong sense of tradition, reflected by the tattoos that honour her most successful ancestors, her faith in the elven deities, and her respect for Clan Law. However, unlike most elves, she understands the human language. Even so, her knowledge of it is fairly limited, and she has had almost no experience dealing with non-elves, leading to a lot of difficulty communicating, and many strange surprises (Why do humans think those shiny circles are so important? What is the point of those big wooden tents that can't move? How have they lived this long when they can't even defend themselves?). As for Lora's skill set, she is a capable tracker and hunter, skilled in fighting with all her weapons (and without them), able to use and create certain herbal medicines, and quite stealthy.Background:
Born to the Wolf Clan, on the border of elven territory, Lora was seperated from her clanmates while still young as a result of a monster attack. Many were killed, and though she escaped, the monster saw an easy meal in her and pursued Lora for several days, attempting to wear her down for an easy kill. Its patience was not rewarded, though, as the passing Hawk Clan set upon and slew the beast, allowing Lora to join them, until she grew up. Not feeling at home with her new clan, and not having her old one to return to, Lora left elven territory altogether, becoming the first in generations to see the outside world.