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The first thing most people notice about her is that Ria tries to always be courteous and cheerful, loving to be around people almost as much as she likes wide open spaces and anything shiny or brightly colored. A fan of anything upbeat, she can often be seen dancing or heard singing (usually both) out by the shore and around town, and generally moves with a skip in her step. She’s generally reliable, and cares deeply for those in her guild, and those that in her town in general, and will do anything for them. She doesn't like to see people upset and will often go out of her way to try to cheer someone up.
She often seems like a bit of a ditz - forgetful, aloof, and perhaps even a bit naive. There are still simple things that are common sense to others she often overlooks - like privacy, personal space, and basic decency; some see it as her ditzy ways, but it’s more the childish naivety of not understanding other people may have different comfort levels than her, and her desperate desire to be around others. While not everyone gains automatic trust, if she sees someone she trusts trusting someone else - she’ll be quick to trust that person. It can be easy to manipulate her, a soft word and a bit of kindness goes a long way, especially if presented options where one choice is clearly going to be best for more.
Relatively petite by nature, Ria stands at only 5’3” and is often underestimated despite having a well toned physique, mostly because her muscle tone doesn’t equal muscle mass. She only has slight curves, with a modest bust not terribly pronounced without help from clothing choices. Short layers of purple hair is still growing out, and currently reaches her chin; she tends to keep it messy (some of that a lack of remembering to brush it without one of the others in the guild reminding her) and her bangs are just long enough to brush into her eyes if she doesn’t pin them up with a clip.
One of the most noticeable features on her is the heterochromia of her eyes - one eye is blue
, and the other is purple
. Following that, a few scars scattered around her body - including a sizable one from right shoulder to left hip across her back and a 7” long one across her right thigh - which are often seen thanks to her typically ‘less is more’ approach to clothing. She likes clothes and dressing up, but prefers dressing in short skirts/dresses and “yoga pants”/”bike shorts” matched to boots or flats, and monochromatic tops in a variety of styles and colors that tend to show off her figure (though the fact her clothing preferences show off her figure is purely by coincidence as she feels those clothes are more comfortable than others she’s worn.) She loves jewelry, often dawning multiple shiny or colorful bracelets and rings and earrings whether they match what she’s wearing or not, but refuses to wear any kind of necklace or choker.”We are who we choose to be. Not what someone else made us.”
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Astoria Ocenade| Alias|Nicknames|Titles: |
Ria| G e n d e r: |
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Ria joined the guild when it was formed, and has no intentions of leaving any time soon. She loves being a part of it, and wouldn’t know what to do if it stopped being around.| Guild Seal Location: |
Directly over her heart, blue| History: |
Ria actually isn’t sure what her last name really is. She was found by the Sea Dragon Cormenila when she was a toddler and the name full name she goes by is how she pronounced it all those years ago. Cormenila, despite the rumors of being a terror and thus causing the village Ria was born in to evacuate, was not as such. At least, not toward her. He was quite pleased the townspeople deserted, as he had been looking for a quiet place to live out his many long years left, but that solitude was not something he was awarded. He heard a strange sound and investigated only to discover a small child that instantly connected with him. He treated her well, initially more as a pet than anything else, but overtime grew more fond of her. From the beginning he saw a magical aptitude in her, and when she was a bit older he began to nurture it.| Magic: |
The fact he'd started training her proved to be his only saving grace when they were attacked by a dark guild. Yes, he was a dragon, but the years of taking care of the human made him distracted when she was getting overwhelmed by the fight. He’d made up his mind when he first started training her in the ways of a dragon slayer, and convinced her that now was the time to take on the full power of a dragon. Ria rushed through the ritual to take his power into herself, to defeat the dark mages he hadn’t, but she wasn’t able to handle taking on the power and continue fighting. In her weakened state, she was captured - taken prisoner by the dark guild rather than killed - because as they saw it she was young and would be easy to manipulate to do what they wanted.
For the first few months, she spent the majority of her time caged up in solitude for several failed attempts to escape whenever she was allowed out of “her room”. Eventually, she was outfitted with a power restricting collar, and without her magic to back up her fight to be free, she stopped trying. It was shortly after, she was taken outside the base for the first time. Power restrictor removed, they convinced her the best way to earn freedom was to help - to use her power to destroy. She’d refused at first, and lives with the repercussions of that refusal on her conscious every day. By the end of the first year, she had become docile, the perfectly obedient pet - a weapon easily wielded by the guild’s leader - she might have if Cormenila hadn’t found her curiosity and magic intriguing those years ago, even without the need of a collar. Each job ate at her soul, though, even with all the training she’d undergone to obey her orders. Even Cormenila hadn’t used his power to destroy towns, murder innocent people - not that she knew of anyways. The duality of these things - the influence of the guild/her inner dragon and what she’d been taught by her dragon father - combated within her for six long years.
That all ended when the guild was destroyed. They’d released her to fight on their side, but she knew deep in her soul it was wrong. She’d fought the intruder anyways, quietly pleading for him to just leave instead of what she thought was sure to happen. She’d lost her fight, but was spared the same fate as the rest of her guild. She came too shortly after the leader - the last of the members left alive - was killed; she nearly shut down. Her dragon was gone. Her master, who had shown her kindness despite asking her to do such horrible things, was dead. She had no purpose, no direction. With nowhere else to go and no one else to turn to, she followed the mage that had shown her mercy, and - in the process - freed her.
Since joining Winter's Blade, Ria avoids talking about the last seven years of her life. When asked about her life before Winter's Blade, she focuses on talking about her dragon father and what he taught her so it may seem to many in the guild like she has only recently become a dragon slayer.
Still working on controlling her inner dragon, Ria is a user of Sea Dragon Slayer Magic. While this can be a powerful offensive magic like all Dragon Slayer magics can, it has supportive sides to it as well. It’s these parts, she prefers to use now, focusing on buffing her allies and debuffing her enemies. With buffs, she can make herself and others more resilient to attacks and the environment around them, or empower their physical and magical strength, or even make them faster and more agile. Whereas her magic may seem to help her allies swim with the current, the debuffs are like swimming against an undertow; she can slow opponents, make them feel drained of energy (both magical and non), and can even make others feel ill. | Strengths and Weakness: |
She has even experimented with something her dragon father used to teach her - using her magic to heal someone of ailments or wounds; this latter one is still something she’s working on, and only really works if she puts tons of energy into it, but she’s certain she can manage to be a better back-up healer for the guild if she keeps trying at it.
Both from training with her dragon father, and the work she did for the dark guild, she is formidable as a hand to hand combatant as she has the potential to be powerful. Like all dragon slayers, if she consumes her element - water - she can be reinvigorated, and has an immunity to her element - which in her case means she can absorb oxygen from the water through her skin to allow her to swim underwater for up to three hours and can dive to depths normal humans cannot without the assistance of pressurize stabilizing equipment.
Outside of her slayer magic, she's been learning water magic from a local mage when they have time for her. This magic isn’t nearly as powerful as her dragon slayer magic, but it is proving more versatile. She can use it utilitarian - such as creating bubbles of oxygen to allow others to swim underwater with her for longer periods of time - as well as restrictive to trap opponents in spheres and such of water to prohibit movement. She’s learned a few offensive and defensive spells to utilize instead of her dragon slayer magic as a go-to for the start of combat and will continue with it until her instincts get the better of her.
| Miscs : |
-Fears confined spaces and physical restraints (as well as neckwear) to the point of violence to avoid
Demon’s Maw may be destroyed, but their dark legacy lives on; Ria doesn’t like being around any discussion of the group, but nothing sours her mood more than hearing mention of a dark mage named Typhoon.