5’05” -Elemental Affinity:
Cryomancy: With domain over ice, Célestine has a general control over it. This includes creating impromptu weapons and shields from ice, and the ability to manipulate it. She’s usually able to pull enough moisture from the surrounding air and ground to fund her magic. Her magic becomes more potent the more humid it is, peaking in the rain and bottoming out in droughts.
Cryogenic Stasis: With a snap of her fingers and a flash of light, Célestine flash freezes someone from the waist down. While frozen, the victim is immobile, though can still attack anyone that gets close enough.
Cryotherapy: A soothing cold settles over, patching up the smaller wounds sustained in battle and setting the larger ones up to heal properly. Célestine can heal the smaller wounds of allies and keep larger ones from taking them out of the fight. It’s especially potent on her Servant, able to stitch anything short of dismemberment or organ removal back together.
Permafrost: By definition, permafrost is soil that’s continuously frozen throughout the year. While Célestine doesn’t specifically adhere to this, she’s capable of creating frozen patches on the ground that are incredibly slippery. When stepped on, they effectively turn someone’s agility against them and render them a laughingstock should they slip and fall.
Blizzard: A rolling storm enters the field, causing a whiteout and chilling anyone unprepared to the bones. Célestine creates a blizzard, drastically reducing the temperature and visibility.
Seamstress: Célestine learned how to sew from her mother, thus she can mend clothing given she has the time. In combination with her Cryomancy, she can enchant individual threads if she has even more time and the drive to.
Natural Psychologist: Thanks to her varied experiences in life, Célestine is capable of discerning what people are thinking based on their current mood, their facial expressions, and how they carry themselves. It isn’t reading minds, it recognizing very general patterns.
Fencer: Before her family moved to America, Célestine had been enrolled in fencing classes. She remembers much of what she was taught, however she is a little out of practice.
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Cryomancer’s Coat: Célestine’s coat has been made by her own hand, and in making it she accounted for how cold her magic can get. It’s enchanted to preserve warmth and provide total protection from her own magic, keeping her from accidently stabbing herself with a shard of ice.
________________________________________________________________________***_____________Weapons/ Other Belongings:
Satchel: A much more fashionable backpack that she’s too proud to call a handbag. Personal effects, money, and a spare set of clothes are contained within.
Rapier: A pointy sword meant for stabbing things. Célestine is quite skilled with it, but she isn’t about to run into a battlefield with it drawn and nothing else.
Célestine contains a strange mix of French xenophobia and American xenophilia, allowing her pride to get in the way of many things except how she views other humans. She recognizes that every human is an individual, though has no problem generalizing groups and applying stereotypes. Once she knows someone well, the stereotypes fall away as quickly as they came.Background:
The Belmonte Family has always had icy veins, quite literally. Cryomancy ran in their blood, and careful efforts to protect this lineage were taken, the sons and daughters of the bloodline were intentionally married off to other mages with an affinity for ice magic for as long as the record books could show. However, when a Holy Grail War broke out in France, half the family fled to America, and the other half stayed.
One year later, Célestine Belmonte was born in Versailles, France. She was raised watching a Holy Grail War, and even told by her father that she would have her own Grail to fight for one day. She grew up preparing for it, honing her magic as often as possible.
At the age of 16, her family moved to America to reunite with the half that was already there. There, Célestine developed a rebellious streak and dropped some of her practice, saying another war was impossible at this point. While this made her father upset, he couldn’t deny that she was right about another war. The world had torn itself apart and lost almost an entire generation, it surely wouldn’t do so again.
To everyone’s shock, word got out about another Grail in Germany. Despite her disagreements with her upbringing, she couldn’t deny that she was the best candidate to represent the Belmonte family. She packed her bags, said goodbye, and got on a ship back to her home country. She hoped that her pampering had been worth it now.
________________________________________________________________________***_____________Wish/Reason for Being in the War:
Célestine simply wants to prove to her family that she’s able to hold her own in a war, especially one involving a Holy Grail.