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Tyra Dawnshard [Blood Elf]
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Player: Dug

Character Full Name: Tyra Dawnshard

Character In-Game Name: Tyra

Nickname(s): Ty

Association(s): Silvermoon City, Priestess of The Sun

Race: Blood Elf

Class: Shadow Priest

Skills and Abilities: Tyra is a rather skilled shadow priest, yet she lacks all the experience and skills within the field of battle. Often she hides her shadow magic behind the other two disciplines associated with the talents of the priests. She is rather stealthy when it comes to the use of the shadow magic, mostly she uses it to access the minds of others in an attempt to help them overcome certain barriers or she simply mind soothes them. She has become quite good at it and there for rarely has an issue stealthily entering a persons mind, however she does not take that lightly and only accesses a persons mind if she has a good reason to do so. Abusing someone's memories and thoughts is not what she does.

Tyra is also an enchanter, not a day goes by without her enchanting something, or practicing certain enchants. She has fully mastered the ways of enchanting weapons with fire. There is a lot for her to learn however, but she has no issue with that. The lack of supplies is often a problem and she tends to ask people for supplies or sends them out to collect such supplies for her. If she has the coin she buys them.

She praises the holy light and does not feel any guilt for using shadow magic as she had never used it for evil nor does she intend to. She merely hides it due to what society might think. But her as a person, she approves of her own use of shadow magic and uses the light to heal and help others. She does not use shadow often, but only when she has to like in battle. She sees the shadow as a tool and nothing more, merely a supplement to her skills. Her use of shadow magic never lead her away from the light and she had never stepped away from it.

Age: 84

Sex: Female

Hair: Ginger

Eyes: Fel Green

Weight: 68 kg

Height: 1.89m

Usual Garments/Armor: Tyra usually wears her recently acquired enchanted clothing. Her shoulderpads glow in a bright orange color to suit the color of her hair. The rest of the suit is a mix of black, white and orange. At times she is masked and there for only her eyes are seen as she can pull her hood up. However the mask and the hood are only present during various missions she may go onto, which means combat, she prefers that none of her surviving enemies recognize her face after the said combat. Further more, she does not wear the mask when hanging out with other people.

As for enchants of the said equipment, they are magic amplifying enchants which boost any sort of magic casted by Tyra.

The rest of her garments when she is not in the field are usually consisted of Sin'dorei dresses and robes of red color. However she has a couple of dresses for special occasions yet she had not worn any of them quite yet.

Alignment: Good

Personality: Tyra is a cheery character, young and rather friendly. Despite her lenience towards shadow magic, she would only use it when she has to. She breaks the stereotype of those who practice darker magic that they are necessarily evil. Yet she keeps her skills secret because she is afraid of what people might think of her. She always tries to make everyone happy, however it would not be a surprise for her to lose her patience if she tries for too long. One might find her walking away after she loses her patience.

She likes to enchant, but above all, she likes a good sense of hygiene as she has one. She is one of those who dislike dirt and the like upon the various objects within their homes or other.

When it comes to friends she is out to make many of them, anyone who shows enough respect and a friendly attitude may become her friend. She gives a chance to all, yet that would not be so when it comes to romance. She falls in love with difficulty because she is afraid of what she might find out in case if she gets curious and accesses the minds of those around her or her romance interest. This is also an issue when she tries to maintain relationships, even friendly ones. She has a problem when it comes to relating with people. Due to many years spent alone and learning alone the arts of light and shadow along with enchanting. She tends to be a loner. Despite her attempts to keep her family together, this is one of the traits that plagues her personality. She just likes to be alone and has difficulty opening to others. This often raises issues within her which she keeps pondering. Sometimes it strives her to depression. She wants friends, but sometimes doesn't. She keeps running in circles within her mind as she tries to find out what she truly wants. Nothing but a confused and young person is what she is.

Discussing politics with Tyra is often pointless. She is very lenient towards The Argent's. She had thought several times of joining them, but she is afraid what would happen if they discovered her use of shadow magic. Alliance or Horde, it often does not matter to her. She hates racism and even more, hates politics. She looks for worthy causes and things which will matter in the long run.

Even though she is not a racist, she dislikes some of the races merely due to their looks, the architecture of their race and perhaps the way of life. However she will not show it in front of the said races , like trolls or orcs.

Last but not least, Tyra is a book worm! If one were to visit her home, he would notice an abundance of books places upon various shelves.

History: Tyra was born in Silvermoon along with two of her other brothers, Valicor and Varanduil. Varanduil was the first child of the Dawnshard family, then came Valicor and finally Tyra. Being the youngest and a girl, often gave her the most attention, because often she knew how to get it. Varanduil aimed to become a ranger, while Valicor did not have any specific goals. Tyra never thought she would become a priestess and practice shadow arts at that.

During her short time as a high elf she had no real skills, she did not commit to anything in specific. She lead a calm life while her parents were around. Never did she expect Arthas and the various wars to absolutely destroy everything. She never thought she would need to do much, a part of her was relatively childish and lazy. She was no one. After Arthas came through and after the intake of the fel which she merely observed as survival, she had decided to help her people. She was no fighter but even those who wish not to fight sometimes have to because they have no choice. Where holy light was used to heal wounds and help others. Shadow was used for inflicting pain upon her enemies that would try to harm her, not that she has any enemies. Even so she uses it as a precaution. In combat she only uses the holy light against demons and undead while the shadow is used against other enemies who would easily succumb to such magic. It is a small tactic that she had thought of, will it be effective remains to prove it self as she does not fight often and if she does she uses her wand.

As to how she became a priestess and her reasons for doing as such are rather simple but good, as mentioned she wished to help her people. In truth war is like a plague within Azeroth, it spreads from there to the Outland. Her people ventured into both of these lands. Many died and many were permanently marked by their struggles. Tyra saw the world change around her and it would only become worse. There for she decided to help people by healing them and removing at least the physical pain from them. There for she had signed up as a priestess in training within the court of the Sun in Silvermoon. A girl reaching out towards the light, for her that was a unique experience. She had learned to praise the light and to respect it. Even so, she is no zealot. She respects the beliefs of others. As a young and determined girl she had no issues learning because she really wanted to. The court of the Sun and those who educated her did not exactly provide her with coin and the like. During her studies and mastering of the light she had to seek other ways to earn coin. After her education was complete Tyra committed to healing people and helping them any way she could. She was only dedicated to blood elves and barely ever ventured beyond the Ghostlands. Something that is worthy of note is that she became a priestess after the intake of the fel through mere desire to help and heal.

Time went on and almost always Tyra would be called upon to help heal different people, some even mentally scarred due to their experiences. She wanted to access the minds of such people, to soothe them. The rumors of shadow magic granting that ability if practiced, often haunted her. In the end her curiosity got the worst of her and she began to seek out those that would teach her the said magic. After coming into contact with several different shadow magic users within Silvermoon, Tyra secretly began to learn the said magic. Often she would be afraid of accessing the minds of people due to various reasons. She didn't want to see something which could possibly scar her but she wanted to be able to see what scars the people, how can she help them and what can she do for them. As such she kept training until she mastered it to an extent where she did not need any further guidance. In truth, the shadow magic was almost always used to mind soothe those in anger, sadness or similar feelings. She would access minds of people to try and help them get through that which pains them, that which scars them.

Tyra's parents were killed within the assault of Arthas onto Silvermoon, there she was separated from her parents and took a closer step to elven culture and spirituality. This is why she embraced the light afterwards in the way blood elves have. Her curiosity however had lead her to a darker side of things, even though she herself was never „dark“ in the form of evil. Luckily for her she managed to remain undiscovered. After Arthas ravaged through Silvermoon she was one of the lucky survivors along with her brothers. Valicor eventually abandoned her side and went to travel on his own, while Varanduil went off to Northrend to fight the Scourge, but before that he had spent a long time being a ranger.

This has left Tyra alone and she was forced to look after herself. After everything that has happened with the elves, Silvermoon, Kael'Thas,Outland, she found herself a home which she settled within Eversong Woods. From there she would work on her education. She did not have the coin to educate herself, she'd barely scrape by. She managed to get a job as a bar maid within Silvermoon. That was her main source of income for many years to come as her education had unfolded. By the end of it, she had taken a great interest into enchantment. She would save up coin and buy books to study the arts of enchanting. After six years, her brothers returned to Silvermoon. By that time she had a very small collection of clothing. Times were harsh on her.

With the return of her brothers, they had helped her financially. After all this time as a soldier, Varanduil had made a lot of coin. He had nothing to spend it on while in the Northrend and there for he had shared a lot of his wealth with his sister. After that, Tyra has enjoyed an easier life. The wealth of her brother and the recent stroll of luck had left her wealthy, educated and in possession of worthy equipment of a priestess such as her. Even to this day she hides the fact she is a priestess. She uses it to help others secretly, it is no surprise for her to go out of her way to help others as a separate entity, unseen by those being helped. She would only reveal herself if she has to and only a few know what she truly is.

Often she uses her mind tricks to help others and guide them in the right direction, pretending to be merely an innocent girl. But her recent attire changes that. She looks dangerous to an extent, but her personality takes care of that. Her recent ventures have lead her to meet those of the alliance and the horde. She learned to respect both sides and had made friends on both sides as well. She tries her best to remain neutral in conflicts but she has no issue with fighting as she had recently against the Scarlets.

Nowadays Tyra tries to travel much of the known world as she remains a very untraveled and misinformed person. Relaying to survive on the coin her brother had given her. However she knows that won't last forever, so she often sells enchantments to various adventurers and travelers, hoping to make enough coin by doing just that. One day Tyra plans to open a shop and sell enchantments, then again, a part of her feels like joining the Argents and that is not where it ends. She wishes to visit Shattrath city, she wants to see the town of draenei, blood elves and the Naaru. What will happen after that remains to be seen.
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Hey there, Dug!

There's a few things wrong with the profile, and most of them are the mary sue traits that we don't like to see in profiles. Now, some sueism is okay, but large amounts of sueism is not okay. I'll list what makes your character a mary sue below so you'll know what to avoid in the future.
  • Your elf has exceptionally brighter eyes "due to enchanting". (Special eyeballs are not allowed, and this has to be removed.)
  • She wears a mask for no apparent reason. (This should be explained.)
  • She's innocent, good, and selfless without a single downside to balance out the perfection of the character. (I'd advise making her a more realistic character by giving her faults.)
  • She uses the Light as well as the Shadow despite feeling guilty about the Shadow. (See the below point!)
  • The Light doesn't leave her (which it normally would for those that feel that they're doing something wrong). (Have something come of this, or have her feel no guilt.)
  • She has "elven beauty" which helped her get a job as a barmaid. (Don't call your character beautiful.)

Let us know when changes are up, please!
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Hence why I said I'm sketchy about things. I admit I hurried the profile. Can you tell me what would be the best age for her? Also it's not her eyeballs that glow I guess it's just the way OOC the suit looks like and gives the glow to the eyes. Not sure what to make out of it I guess I'll remove it as you have advised.

I made some updates aswell.
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Yeah, a lot of sets have some odd glows that are difficult to explain! Saying that they're enchanted is always a good way to go with them, but the subject of eyes is a very touchy one. As for Tyra's age, she'd likeliest be regarded as a young teenager in terms of social placement in blood elven society, but it still works out! I'd normally suggest 100 years old minimum, but we allow anything 18+ for elves, so it's up to you!

Quote:Association(s): Silvermoon Citizen, Priestess of The Sun

Here, I'd suggest having "Silvermoon City" instead of "Silvermoon Citizen", as we usually use associations as what area or group your character would be associated with. I understand you're saying she's thought of as a citizen of Silvermoon, but just saying Silvermoon City will do in most cases!

Also, in the history I'd suggest going into further detail how she became a priestess of the Light, who taught her, and how she came across Shadow magic and was taught to wield it. I'd also like it if you explained the enchantment on her clothes. What remains from there on are a few grammar mistakes, but everything else looks good!
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Another thing I should perhaps add to this.

Wiki Wrote:Blood elves follow, or at least did when they were high elves, the Holy Light just like humans and dwarves. Unlike the two others however, who derive their power from faith alone, high elf and blood elf priests seem to derive theirs from other sources. The first of these was the Sunwell, brought to end by the Scourge during the Third War when it was used to resurrect the Kel'thuzad. The remaining elves (most of them now calling themselves blood elves), addicted to magic, desperately sought a new source of of their hunger. They found it in demonic magic, which implies that the blood elves' actions have not been true to the virtues of The Light, and that their behaviors and attitudes contradict its teachings.
The blood elves found yet another source when their leader Kael'thas kidnapped M'uru, a naaru found in Outland. The being was shipped back to Silvermoon City where its Light-powers was siphoned by the elves, creating the Blood Knights. As such, blood elf priests were "directly" defying The Light, "taking" it instead of being granted to wield its powers. M'uru was however later kidnapped again, and the Sunwell has been restored. Blood elf priests are thus likely once more deriving their powers from their original source.

If they literally take their light from the Sunwell, would they even need the all good doing faith like humans and dwarves?
If a blood elf priest would go down the path of shadow it would seem he or she would have no issues taking the light, because he or she can due to Sunwell.

I made the edits aswell and explained how she was taught holy and shadow magic along with the enchants. Still have to decide on her age.
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(09-04-2013, 04:20 AM)Dug Wrote: Another thing I should perhaps add to this.

Wiki Wrote:Blood elves follow, or at least did when they were high elves, the Holy Light just like humans and dwarves. Unlike the two others however, who derive their power from faith alone, high elf and blood elf priests seem to derive theirs from other sources. The first of these was the Sunwell, brought to end by the Scourge during the Third War when it was used to resurrect the Kel'thuzad. The remaining elves (most of them now calling themselves blood elves), addicted to magic, desperately sought a new source of of their hunger. They found it in demonic magic, which implies that the blood elves' actions have not been true to the virtues of The Light, and that their behaviors and attitudes contradict its teachings.
The blood elves found yet another source when their leader Kael'thas kidnapped M'uru, a naaru found in Outland. The being was shipped back to Silvermoon City where its Light-powers was siphoned by the elves, creating the Blood Knights. As such, blood elf priests were "directly" defying The Light, "taking" it instead of being granted to wield its powers. M'uru was however later kidnapped again, and the Sunwell has been restored. Blood elf priests are thus likely once more deriving their powers from their original source.

If they literally take their light from the Sunwell, would they even need the all good doing faith like humans and dwarves?
If a blood elf priest would go down the path of shadow it would seem he or she would have no issues taking the light, because he or she can due to Sunwell.

I made the edits aswell and explained how she was taught holy and shadow magic along with the enchants. Still have to decide on her age.

The whole "stealing light from a Naaru" didn't go on for an overly long time. Any account of a Blood Elf using the light before and, most importantly for your character, after the events get their light the traditional way.

I'm not slapping your fingers here, I'm just pointing out some facts that may be relevant to your character's traits and actions now that the Blood Elf society has a traditional source of light.

EDIT: on closer inspection, I'm most likely completely wrong. My inactivity in the WoW universe has left me a bit unpracticed when it comes to lore and I probably shouldn't point things out in profiles.
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(09-04-2013, 04:20 AM)Dug Wrote: Another thing I should perhaps add to this.

Wiki Wrote:Blood elves follow, or at least did when they were high elves, the Holy Light just like humans and dwarves. Unlike the two others however, who derive their power from faith alone, high elf and blood elf priests seem to derive theirs from other sources. The first of these was the Sunwell, brought to end by the Scourge during the Third War when it was used to resurrect the Kel'thuzad. The remaining elves (most of them now calling themselves blood elves), addicted to magic, desperately sought a new source of of their hunger. They found it in demonic magic, which implies that the blood elves' actions have not been true to the virtues of The Light, and that their behaviors and attitudes contradict its teachings.
The blood elves found yet another source when their leader Kael'thas kidnapped M'uru, a naaru found in Outland. The being was shipped back to Silvermoon City where its Light-powers was siphoned by the elves, creating the Blood Knights. As such, blood elf priests were "directly" defying The Light, "taking" it instead of being granted to wield its powers. M'uru was however later kidnapped again, and the Sunwell has been restored. Blood elf priests are thus likely once more deriving their powers from their original source.

If they literally take their light from the Sunwell, would they even need the all good doing faith like humans and dwarves?
If a blood elf priest would go down the path of shadow it would seem he or she would have no issues taking the light, because he or she can due to Sunwell.

I made the edits aswell and explained how she was taught holy and shadow magic along with the enchants. Still have to decide on her age.

Before the shattering of the Sunwell, the high elves took their magic from the faith of the Light (what the humans and dwarves did). When the blood elves began taking in fel, their connection to the faith of the Light was broken. They stole M'uru and used him as a temporary source and used an arcane-based form of the Light. After being redeemed by M'uru's sacrifice, they can either still use this arcane-based form of the Light supplemented by the Sunwell or the faith of the Light.

If your character was using the Light and Shadow prior to the Sunwell's shattering with her deeds weighing down on her conscious, the Light would have left her.
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I stick to what I've written above in the profile. And that being she doesn't use the arcane form.
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(09-05-2013, 10:21 AM)Dug Wrote: I stick to what I've written above in the profile. And that being she doesn't use the arcane form.

Don't forget, at some point during their intake of fel, the Light would have left her. If she uses the Light still and in the past, she would have had to feel no guilt. Just a friendly reminder!
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What if she saw the taking of the fel as survival and there for never felt as if it is something wrong?
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Fel is demonic. The Light would have left her.
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And if she took on the light after the intake of the fel? I didn't exactly mention anywhere in the story that she was a priestess as a high elf.
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So long as she wasn't taking in fel while controlling the Light! And please do go further into detail with how she learned the Light and Shadow, as well as explain when exactly she learned to wield the Light and if she was taking in fel during that time.

(Quickly edited to better explain what I'd like to see!)
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It was confirmed that Blood Elves do not have to have taken in Fel to be blood elves; their eyes can become green through radiant fel energy. Though that does raise the question of how she would sate her magical addiction until the restoration of the Sunwell.

Also, keep in mind, she's pretty darn young for Blood Elf standards. You handled her age and the harshness of her situation well, but it the fact that she was orphaned at such a young age (for an elf) could have great repercussions on her outlook of the world, society and the likes.
Though if the specific idea of growing up on her own doesn't bother her too much, it ain't no thing.
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What Dae said is very correct!

Also, I seemed to have either heard wrong or been misinformed - your elf could have indeed consumed fel and kept her faith to the Light, however, do be aware that this would be very uncommon, even if she considered it survival and the Light remained with her. The race as a whole fell back onto the arcane-based form of the Light because of how many elves were aware and felt guilty that they were consuming evil energy. :D
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