Rowyn can come across as quite emotionless and unfriendly to most but once one gets to know her or is just on the receiving end of her healing, it will be clear that she is genuinely a caring person. She just wants to help others and make sure everyone is okay and is actually quite outgoing and friendly. First appearance just makes her seem differently.
But as soon as anyone tries to ask her any questions about herself, that's when it is realized there is much more to the friendly, caring girl. Rowyn is mysterious and never talks about herself, always pushing those questions away. If she ever seems to be losing control of her emotions, she leaves, disappearing quickly. Some even believe she may be slightly crazy, as she can sometimes be heard talking to herself under her breath. Of course she plays it off, but only crazy people talk to themselves... right?
Rowyn's life started when she was but a twinkle in her mother's eye. Her mother and father had been trying to conceive and carry a child fully but so far had been unsuccessful. All the two had wanted was a child and well it was breaking them both with each failure. After yet another sorrowful loss, Rowyn's mother turned to the dark magic she had once sworn to never use again many years back.
With the magic she was able to summon a demon, a demon she made a deal with. 10 months later Rowyn was born. As Rowyn grew, her father noticed that she had a very particular imaginary friend. One that after a few years of watching his daughter interact with, had him very concerned. When he suggested to his wife that they ask the pastor to bless the home she immediately turned the idea down without missing a beat. Her father knew something was up and confronted her about it and Rowyn's mother broke, the details spilling out of the deal with the demon she made.
Her husband comforted her at the time but that night, he killed her in her sleep before going and attempting to kill his daughter. Not wanting the life for her that her mother had forced upon her. The demon took possession of the 9-year-old Rowyn and in turn killed her father before having the girl run away.
The possessed child was found by a hunter as she ran through the woods, running quite literally into him. Being a skilled hunter, he was able to secure the child so she couldn't run and at the mere sight of the man pulling out a bottle of holy oil the demon left Rowyn's body. The hunter took Rowyn in from that day on, training her as a hunter and trying to help her understand her dilemma better as well as look for a way to fix it. Not only that but his wife, an amazing healer(non-witch kind), taught her how to be a healer until the woman died of an incurable illness when Rowyn was 14.
When she was 17 the man was killed by a few witches the two of them were hunting. Through Rowyn's intense spike in emotion the demon possessed her and killed the witches although it wore itself out and left her injured when he left her body, but the witches were dead. Rowyn cleaned and patched her wounds before hoisting up the man who was practically now her father. She carried/dragged his dead body all the way to the town so he could have a proper funeral.
Since then Rowyn has kept to herself, the demon taking it upon himself to make her life harder as the years countdown to the day the rest of the deal finally kicks in. She works on controlling her emotions and keeping a wall up internally as if she isn't focused and her emotions get too out of control, the demon will possess her body. If she has to work with other hunters she has to work even harder to not let her little secret spill as she doesn't believe most would be open to her 'friend' that is attached to her.
Due to this she also doesn't do much hunter work, instead sticking to Seren's Folley where she offers her services as a healer to the other hunters and huntresses. Selling herbal remedies and even just wandering through the taverns to find the hunters who are 'too tough' to get help and helping them anyways. Rowyn has pretty much perfected the 'shut up and let me (insert healing need ie stich, bandage, etc.) this up or else you are gonna have another wound' look.
It depends who is in charge of her body at the time.
For the demon posessing her, the one-handed sword that she can wield in either hand is her signature weapon. The sword is 37.5 inches, the blade being 32 inches and the grip 5.5 inches.
But when she is in full control, it is her throwing blades of pure silver.
Things they look for in a partner
Someone that won't mind her demons, literal and figurative, And that will be willing to help her figure out how to get rid of the literal demon. Because if she doesn't well. No point in a partner when ones mom sold them and their body to a demon once they turn 25 in exchange for their protection from conception.
Celosia is a bit like her magic if you have the chance of getting to know her that is, she can be feisty and fiery and short tempered. She can be just the opposite though, having quite the cold shoulder and is quite good at keeping people pushed far away. Observing her though, it is obvious this mysterious witch does care quite a lot and is loyal to those she deems fit as is seen in her protection of the towns people who helped her despite them now sending hunters after her.
On the deepest side of her, she is a bit broken. Her manifestation murdered her family and made her own father hate her. She hates herself and partly who and what she is for it. But she would rather spend her life in isolation trying to save as many others as she can, than let herself die before she can make up for her sins.
Celosia was born the youngest of seven children, her parents just some farmers, or so she thought. Her life was pretty simple and boring until the age of eight. At eight Celosia was looking for something in the attic her mother had sent her up there for when she came across an odd book, later she found out to be a spell book. Not wanting to get in trouble for having it, but also wanting to know more about it as she felt drawn to it, Celosia went and hid it under her pillow. Later that night she used a candle and attempted to read the book. Confused by the words of a page she opened it up to she attempted to read the words outloud. That is when things went wrong.
Celosia felt tired all of a sudden and fell asleep with the book in front of her. The flame of the candle jumped from the candle and appeared to dance around, trailing fire behind it. It wasn't until the morning when Celosia woke up to the charred remains of her house and family with the book in tact in front of her and her angry father beside her that she found out what had happened.
Celosia's magic had come out at the worst time and she had been exploring with her bloodline's spell book. Apparently she came from a long line of witches that specialized in fire magic. The bloodline becoming more and more immune to fire as time went by. Her father was a witch himself but wanted nothing to do with it after he was taught the basics. So he taught Celosia the basics and then left her to fend for herself in the middle of the woods.
Celosia learned to adapt, using the spell book to grow. Learning more about magic from traveling witches who would teach her. Eventually one day she was looking for a place to get out of a torrential down poor, being about 13 at the time, she found a cave at the base of the mountain and used a basic spell to light a small fire in her palm to light the way as she followed the cave down. It was a long walk but it lead to a cavern with lava in it. The warmth, the extreme heat to be exact. It was home. Being surrounded by the lava allowed her to better her magic and grow stronger.
When she was experimenting with her magic one night, a spell backfired and her hair turned to lava. She feared it would last forever but it left come morning light. Unfortunately it returned come night fall and the cycle continued. Her hair changing to lava with every night that came and only returning to normal with daylight.
During her time living in the lava cavern, she noticed the town nearby was a target by werewolves, vampires, and even some lone witches. Seeing as when she traveled into town before learning the easy fishing way, the townspeople were always so nice, she wanted to protect them. So she did. At night she would occasionally watch over the town from the mountain, a glowing dot in the distance sometimes. And when needed she make an appearance, fight off the attackers and disappear. Despite helping, the townspeople are scared of her and she has heard that hunters will be coming her way soon.
Fire and Lava Magic
Can control and summon fire, but only has minor control over lava in the cavern. The lava of her hair just drips and does what it wants.
Things they look for in a partner
Anyone who can put up with lava at night and constant heat in more ways than one ;)