5’7", 130 lb. Black hair and dark, _dark _ blue eyes. She wears several layers of suggestive clothes. A soft black band around her neck is sewn to red fabric which covers her chest and is connected to another black band just bellow her small breasts, leaving her back and stomach exposed. Another black band across her waist, which is coverd by a black belt, collects the red cloth of her bottoms (bikini for lack of a better term) from this, a red loincloth hangs, and many red cords dangle around her exposed legs. Above this she wear a sleeveless gown split down the middle made of fine, very thin, translucent bright purple silk (imagine a robe with the top of a tank top…). Over this she wears a black cloak made of fine cloth, which constantly falls off one shoulder or another. It is basically a large piece of fabric that is drawn together with a broach. It is a round silver broach with an intricate etching of a raven filled with niello. fala has sewn 50 small pockets onto the inside of the cloak for spell components. She wears a pair of highly polished, black, leather walking boots. The clothes are not exceptionally great for travel, but they always seem to be clean and new.
When the wind blows her cloak, or Fala moves just right, it exposes a tattoo along her left side. It is composed of several thin lines that swirl up her side like wind or energy. The tattoo starts at her upper left hip, travels up her side, underneath her top and back out again curling to an end just at her left shoulder.
She has a belt pouch which is positioned on her back, and so remains hidden as long as she wears her cloak. She always stands and sits erect, so the location of the pouch does not bother her. Her spell book she keep on her back underneath her gown and cloak tied to a bookstrap which is slung over her shoulder.
Fala was born and raised in the small fishing town of Jasc on the Northern coast of Tenebrae. Her father was a fisherman, always out to sea or out at the pub. Her mother and 4 older sisters were weaver/spinners. Life was rough, and being the youngest, took the blame for most of the hardship. She was constantly told she was at fault for their lack of coin, always scolded for being another girl child (not a boy as her father had hoped), and was told that she would have to work hard to make up for her cost. Even at a very young age, she was a great weaver, always able to see and make fabulous patterns, but always had a difficult time sewing, which was another source of constant blame and criticism.
In the summer of her 8th year, during the Festival of Colors, a wizard named Gallus Zenshiru came to entertain the townsfolk. His magic bedazzled the whole town, and especially Fala. He had apparently seen something in her weaving of patterns and something in her. On the evening of the last day of the festival he talked her into leaving with him, telling her that she too could learn the secrets of magic and that he would leave a small bag of money for her parents.
He took her to his tower on the north side of the Aill Mountains, an hour walk from the village of Flinn. Life was magical (literally and figuratively) for her their. She grew into a beautiful woman and capable conjurer. Though he is a slightly arrogant know-it-all with a tendancy to lecture, Gallus is a charming man. At a younger age, Fala listened raptly to his stories and lectures, and soaked them up like a sponge. As she grew older, she learned to filter out the hubris and find the truth in his stories while still showing “undivided attention” and enthusiasm for his stories. As a teacher he was firm, and was very short-tempered about mistakes always saying that this was not showman’s magic (referring to all other schools of magic) but real magic, and even the smallest mistake could unleash a demon over the land.
When they weren’t locked in the tower practicing and studying, he took her across Tenebrae, telling her stories of his travels there, and talking about ancient history. He showed her large cities and old ruins, and she learned much about the world.
In her 24th year, Gallus told her that she was ready to leave and the best way for her to learn now would be on her own. Although excited about living on her own, she was sad to leave the tower and his company which she had grown fond of. She left with an open invitation to return if and when her studies required her to. And so she began her life of adventuring by traveling alone to some of the sites her mentor took her and some that he did not, but that she had read about in his ancient texts.
She has a large raven familiar. The raven grants her excellent vision and gives her a +1 bonus when rolling for surprise. The raven usually flies some distance ahead of Fala, scouting for enemies and such. Int: 2-3, hp:9, AC:7, Mvt: 1/fl36(B), ThAC0: 20, dmg: 1 (10% chance go for eye, blinding victim) Morale: 8-10
Her spell book is a large (11″×15″×2″) tome covered in red velvet. A protective circle with a pentagram inside is embossed in black on the front, and in silver on the back. It is wrapped in a fine and supple piece of black deer leather. (Current Capacity: 108/200)
Fala’s quarterstaff is thinner than most. It is made of fine, highly polished ebony, and is capped with intricately cut silver ends.
This sack was made with very supple, yet durable deer leather that has been died a maroon red. It is lined on the inside with dark purple satin, and on the outside with heavy, black silk. The silk has been cut in places, leaving a pattern where the maroon leather shows. The drawstring is made of finely woven silver, and the bag is tied to her belt with maroon leather strapping.