The Pillar of Heaven
Telepathic, Charismatic Dark Elf
Nyx is a young adult dark elf. She has “invisible friends” who move objects at her whim and she tends to vanish without warning. She can hear thoughts and often speaks without making a sound. When she draws her swords, purple sparks skate along the blades.
She is left handed, 99 years old, 5’5" and weighs 110 lbs. Her skin is like polished obsidian, her pale red eyes have no pupils, and her wavy hair is dark blue-black— very unusual for a dark elf. She smells like black orchid and sparks.
Nyx wears a hooded black cloak and close-fitting black studded leather, accented with chain patterns. In daylight and brightly lit rooms, she dons a pair of circular lensed John Lennon-style sunglasses. A pair of short swords hang from crossed chain belts at her hips. She wears knee-high, buckled, soft black boots with pointed toes. Thin chains encircle each thigh and upper arm, and her nails are painted purple. A jet black crystal shaped like an octagonal obelisk, pointed on both ends, hangs from a chain around her neck. The crystal vertically impales a silver skull fitting.
Her voice is melodic and soft. She never raises it, and she’s always calm. She is exquisitely attractive and there’s a nimble efficiency to her movement. Despite her uncommon appearance, she has a knack for fitting into any setting: private or public, urban or rural, high class or low. Her natural charm disarms prejudice, and she is a keen student of body language. While she’s more in her element in the city, she lets her hair down in villages and takes pleasure in wilderness travel— as long as it’s in the dark.
Nyx is very accommodating to those she considers allies, and brings swift vengeance upon any she feels has demeaned or dishonored her. Nyx’s temper is fierce and unforgiving, and sometimes it gets her into trouble. If her revenge for a perceived slight is not taken immediately, one can rest assured someday it will be.
Nyx has the patience of a more mature elf. Her sights are set on the “long game”, ever willing to make a temporary sacrifice for a long-term advantage. Nyx is practical and pragmatic. She is usually focused on resources, stratagems, and power structures. She believes the pen is mightier than the sword, and she has great respect for arcane lore. She’s a natural businesswoman, negotiator and seducer— something else that gets her into trouble…
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