An Elven orphan adopted by dwarves and raised as an engineer. Recently discovered she is actually one of the lost Eladrin.
1. Name, General Concept or Role Race, Gender, Age, Appearance, average outfit and equipment. Picture of actor cast (link or printout). Finished Character Sheet.
Name: Oli Molisdotter, of the Mitharim clan of Khazad Gathol.
Concept: The Last of the Eladrin
Age: Late Adolescence
Appearance: Oli wears a uniform of a dwarven ship’s engineer, with various tool belts and bandoleers for easy access to equipment. The uniform is, of course, let out and pinched to fit her unusual frame. Her hair is long, and almost platinum in color, braided and hanging from underneath her leather cap, which is fitted with green-tinted glass goggles for eye protection. Her long, pointed ears jut out awkwardly from the cap, almost pointed completely horizontal.
Actress: Emily Spires http://www.imdb.com/media/rm298496/nm3603651
2. (Humans): Are you a hardy, stoic Northerner? Are you a commoner or noble-born? Or a cultured, educated Southern Lord? Or a Southern peasant rube? Perhaps you’ve travelled enough to not bear either identity?
2. (All others): From where do you originally hail? Do your people have a known homeland to call their own? If so, why did you leave? What brought you to the human lands? Why do you stay with them, even now?
Oli has served with her father, Moli Bolisson, aboard a dwarven trade airship as a journeyman engineer, trading between goblin, dwarven, and human lands, ever since her old father, Boli, passed away in a steam accident. Before this, she lived in the dwarven fortress-city Khazad Gathol. Currently seeking escape from the siege and destruction of Vigil.
3. Soldier, Mercenary, or Civilian Conscript? Are you a sworn military officer or enlisted? Or perhaps a mercenary? What drove you to join up? Or are you simply a civilian, recruited for duty for the in-demand skill set which you possess?
Civilian. Oli comes from a long line of dwarven engineers, and of course followed her father’s trade on airships. She claims to be an elf, though she looks even more exotic—and her affinity for the Arcane (though channeled through tools, especially her injected Infusions) make her a valuable asset. As someone who has invented a solution that heals, she will eventually want to be in a position to help others my using those Infusions.
4. Is your previous home untouched, under siege, or fully occupied and ravaged by war?
As yet, the Armada hasn’t set course for Khazad Gathol. Perhaps their intelligence has warned them that its defenses can’t be breached yet, or without insider help—or perhaps their wrath is reserved for Avernia…
5. Who are your family? Your good friends? Significant other(s)? Enemies, even? Where are they? Are they living, long dead, recently killed, captured, or missing and presumed? If alive, are they with you now? (Make sure to consider other PC’s in your answer, try to include at least one PC connection and two NPC ones.)
Oli’s father and olderfather (terms she’s made up for her particular circumstances) have been mentioned above. She’s been on friendly terms with many dwarves while growing up, but because she ages and matures so much slower than the ‘other’ dwarves, she hasn’t built many bonds outside of her family. Some dwarves have shunned her clan for taking in an…elf…and raising it—particularly the Anvilmar clan of Khazad Gathol.
Personality (see PHB p. 23):
6. Social Interactions:
How do others perceive you in social interactions?
Oli seems a bit detached and unsure of herself in social situations, often fiddling with her braid nervously.
How optimistic are you?
Oli seems dour and skeptical most of the time, allowing her a big grin or laughter when she’s proven wrong.
How trusting are you?
Not very. Strange times lead to strange bedfellows, but Oli isn’t very familiar with non-dwarves (minus the odd gnome or so), and keeps most at arms-length.
7. Decision Points:
How assertive are you at a decision point?
Fairly assertive. She sees many situations as having obvious conclusions, and makes up her mind quickly and stubbornly.
How conscientious are you about following rules?
Who’s rules? Though, even humans come up with rules for a reason, and if they aren’t obviously poorly thought out, she’d rather trust on the wisdom of the ages than the bullshit of the now.
How empathetic are you?
Not very. It’s hard to read a dwarf’s face, so she never grew up trying very hard.
8. Dire Straits:
How courageous are you in dire straits?
Fairly courageous—when there isn’t any room to hide and lock the door, everybody needs to stand up for themselves, or for people who can’t.
How do you feel when faced by setbacks?
Oddly reassured, but not very frustrated. There is either a way out, or there’s not.
How are your nerves?
Steady and strong as a gyre-piston. It may move, but only enough to do its job.
9. Describe your ideal mate, and whether or not you consciously know it.
Surrounded by beings she wants to identify with, but can’t truly, Oli has started to daydream about what elf males are like. And she really has no idea.
10. Besides fighting for survival, what would you most rather be doing for the rest of your life? Do you have an apparent destiny of which you are unaware?
Oli would like to design airships, using magic and engineering intertwined. Dwarves mostly view air travel as a necessary evil, but they do well in forging magical and technological wonders. Oli feels a kinship and excitement when in the air, though, and wants to share that with “her people.”
11. Faith: Which gods, if any, do you worship? Are you devout? Do you pay the gods lip service, ignore them completely, or curse them for your misfortunes? Why?
Moradin. Because it’s who her family prays to. She’s not particularly devout, but knows and acts like she’s expected to.
12. Military Vs. Civilians: What is your opinion of the Military? Should those that serve receive special status or privileges? Why? What of those that cannot or do not fight? Do they owe the military their existence, and thus obedience? Or should the military answer to the civilian population, as a tool of a civilian government? Why?
Good people fight when they need to, in order to preserve the lives of themselves and of those that can’t fight. We all have a role to play, and shirking your duty, if not unthinkable, forfeits your right to have others serve you in turn. Neither the military or civilians should be fully in charge, because they only see their own duty. If your talent lies in baking bread, then bake the best damn bread you can—and then hit your enemies with it, if they threaten you and yours. If your talent lies in fighting, eat your bread and like it, but watch the baker’s back for him.
13. Magic vs. Technology: Arcane magic practicioners destroyed the world, or so common thought would have it. How closely do you agree with this, and to what lengths would you go to prevent arcane practicioners from coming to power again? How impressed are you with the new methods of Scientific advancement? Or are they just as bad, if not worse?
Dwarves have been using arcane magic safely for…well, forever, same as tech. Use it towards good, and all will be fine. Of course, directly channeling arcane magic gives her pause, but she thinks practically—like tech, magic is a tool—just one that’s harder for the masses to master.
14. Prejudices: What races, creeds, or social classes do you hate, distain, or simply not trust? Why? Is it due to personal experience, or simply learned through common thought? (Note: obviously evil groups, such as demon cults, the dead, etc., are not the focus of this question).
She automatically doesn’t trust non-dwarves, though she looks to elves with a hopeful eye and to gnomes with less suspicion. They’re all strangers to her. Oli has a general disdain, though she might not be aware of it, for the very rich and the very poor. She’ll help the poor, and follow orders from he rich if the rules say she should, but she wonders why the poor haven’t just…well, done better, and why the rich have so much compared to others.
The Rorschach Question:
15. Survival: What would you not do to survive? Why?
Turn on her family. If there’s only enough food for one, they all go hungry. Of course, there are things a dwarf can do to give up all rights to being family—but unless they turn from ye, ye dinnae turn from them.