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Valeria Bonham, Half-Elven Servant of the Faith

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Name: Valeria Bonham of the Order of the Greywatch
Nicknames: Val, Eria, a few things too rude to mention

Concept: 24-year-old 5'10", 155-pound, emotionally-abused half-elven female'half-breed' raised by a clerical uncle to Inquisitor (Anger Inquisition) 1 / Ranger (Divine Tracker) 3+serve the Faith
Mentality: Opposition of the Faith will not be tolerated; its Will will be enforced with blood if needs be.

Skillset: minor divine magicks, tracking, melee or ranged combatant
Talents: hunting animals, monsters, and men alike
Role: church representative and local guide

With long hair hiding her ears it's often hard to tell that Valeria is anything other than a human with more angular features, but with a good look at her or prior knowledge of her uncle's features, she gets a good deal of flak for being partly elven. This has led to more and more of a wedge being driven between Val and the common man, and supporting the resentful but ramrod-straight path she walks. It doesn't help that her feet have learned stealth in quiet woods, or that she walks more like a feline huntress than a city-bound human. Depending on what duties she is pursuing, her clothing is generally a cross between the garb of Faith and her target environment. If ranging in forest, she could be mistaken for a trapper, her holy symbol usually hidden under the layers of camouflage. Working within a city, she tends to dress formally, her badge of office worn with pride. These days it would take an order from the Queen herself to get Val into a dress.

Valeria as a girl was bullied increasingly until she learned to keep to herself. She promptly learned to embrace the Faith's opinions of race and status, and the wry insults occasionally forced out of her have become more cutting than those of the humans around. (Val's racial insults are at their worst just after someone insults her own heritage, or when there are people whose opinions matter to the Faith or Sanctum present.) She isn't consciously aware that she pushes such a vehement facade, nor that her ire over racial matters is rooted in the injustice shown her, but if such were ever pointed out it's likely she would slowly recognize the difference between the attitudes she has adopted to fit in and the genuine feelings she has stifled. This wouldn't change her plans to oppose the enemies of the Faith, but would definitely change the way she goes about it, and limit the outbursts of her temper, which currently gets sharpened on friends and enemies alike. To Valeria, the Faith isn't a belief system, it's hard fact, so the sooner others realize this, the easier time they will have dealing with her.

 

 

 

 

 

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Darkling, I'm working on the "allies and enemies" request you made, but I realized pretty quick that the most relevant NPCs are those in the Thornwood Borderlands which are the setting for this game. Do you mind if I name the Cleric of the Faith in Sloan, or do you already have those NPCs all laid out? I don't want to contradict your world. I can always leave them unnamed if that's easier for you to process.

I'm also curious what you think the protocols would be for a solo Knight-Inquisitor patrolling an area that includes the Thornkeep. Would she stay at the keep when she arrived? If she's concerned with Sloan, would she stay there? Or are there Inquisitorial "guard posts" of some sort that would be her hub?
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