Age: 42 (Which would be about 18 in ‘human’ terms)
Race: Wood Elf (See Race details below for more, uh… details)
Hair: Long, copper red hair, going all the way down to the halfway point of her back.
Eyes: Darkened hazel.
Weight: 72 lbs.
Weapon: She has a shortbow on her back at all times, attached by a strap made of vines. She crafts her own arrows out of fallen trees she comes upon, normally keeping 30-50 in her specially made quiver. She also has a small 6 inch long silver dagger with an ornate wood frame carved from a cherry tree in her quiver. She is quite proficient at fighting with wooden shafts as well if she can find any in the area she is fighting.
Strengths: Clora has amazing skills with her weaponry and is quite proficient with aim and accuracy, leading to few misses in combat. If there is heavy plant growth in the area around her, she can make the area entirely hers to control with little effort. Wood elves like her can withstand large amounts of the elements, so water, air, or lightning based attacks will not affect her nearly as much as other ones.
Weakness: In barren land, Clora cannot use her plant powers to any advantage, and she can’t move trees or larger plants very much at all. Her arrows are entirely wooden (albeit incredibly sharpened wood) so if she is fighting any opponent with great defenses, (like a robot or something) her bow won’t do much good. She can also run out of arrows fairly easily, (they do snap easily and can’t be reused) as it takes her several hours to make a new batch of arrows out of new wood, and she can only do that if there is a source nearby. She is also very sensitive to cold, and will easily be defeated in a cold environment or when facing an opponent with ice spells.
Skills/Magic: Like any skilled wood elf, she has the unique ability to control plants (think Poison Ivy from Batman, or Bushroot from Darkwing Duck.) using her mind. She can make any smaller plant lengthen up to 20 times its normal size if needed, although she cannot thicken plants. They can also not leave the ground when being utilized; otherwise they are no longer usable.
Clora also has access to some minor healing spells using dew that she can summon. This only works in areas where water vapor is present to form the dew. It can fully heal minor wounds and most burns. The dew cannot heal broken bones, torn muscles, or frostbite.
Appearance: Clora is an obvious Wood Elf, looking at her. Her skin is a fair pale color with traces of green tint hidden throughout her skin. Her veins are also green. Her eyes are large for an elf’s and have a very innocent demeanor when just being looked upon, while most of her facial features highly resemble what you’d expect from an elf, with the non-obtrusive nose, long ears, etc.
Clothing wise, Clora always wears earthly tones. Her normal attire is a long, flowing brown gown which almost looks like flexible bark when observed. When felt, it feels like smooth silk. Her shoes ARE made of bark, smoothed down and with leafy pads added into them. Clora prefers to keep her hair in a long ponytail, or just letting it free. Her hair is naturally straight, and she never braids it.
Like most wood elves, she has various elements of nature covering her body. Leaves protrude from her hair like a crown, and 2 large leaves grow down the back of her legs, from the back of the kneecap to just above the ankle. Vines cover her left arm, and her right wrist is rough and brown, like tree bark, segueing in naturally with the skin. The bark effect is also apparent on the back of her neck, although it’s rarely noticeable with her long hair.
Race Details: Wood elves are an offshoot species of elf that evolved with the nature around them thousands of years ago, making them basically less technologically advanced elves that are at one with the world around them. Wood elves are able to control the earth around them, with some focusing on larger plants, some focusing on vines and grasses, still others preferring to offshoot plants all together and control water or air. Most wood elves do not gain much fighting prowess in arts like sword fighting and archery, although most elves from a mixed group of parents get at the very least an idea of combat training.
Picture: Many thanks to the I)ragon man for this picture.
* QUIVER: An arrow quiver made of soft leather. It’s large enough to hold almost 75 arrows, although it is rarely full. It is about 1 foot in depth and has several pouches along it in varying size and shape, with some going the whole length of it and some hardly big enough to hold a couple coins.
* BOW: A shortbow made from Oak. A strand of her mother’s hair is inlaid into the wood, giving it a reddish glint at some points. The bow has been dipped in beeswax keeping it moisture resistant and almost unbreakable. Normally the string in the middle is a vine plucked from Clora’s own arm. It’s attached to her back directly below the quiver with vines.
* DAGGER: A 6 inch long dagger with a cherry frame. The frame is carved with different pictures of animals and shrubs. The dagger is covered by the other half of the wooden frame, which is hollow and fits on top of it. The dagger is stored in a small pocket in the very bottom of the quiver.
* ARROWS: Clora crafts her own arrows with her dagger. Leaves are placed on the back for air resistance in place of the more traditional feathers. Each arrow is approximately a foot in length, and they vary in what type of wood they are made of, due to the fact that they’re made from whatever trees she can find.
* FLUTE: A small wooden flute with a 2 octave range from middle C to a higher C. It is the only instrument she knows how to play, as it was all she studied in the musical portions of school. She is quite good at it, although she cannot read music. It was a gift from her mother, who also played it at one point.
Personality: Clora is one of the sweetest people you’re ever bound to meet. Her demeanor is always to try and talk first, fight later, which has gotten her into a bit of trouble at times. Good natured, kind and often outspoken, Clora can’t be beat in the kindness department. She’s the kind of person who nurses birds she finds in the wild back to health.
Clora tends to be very shy around people, and rarely speaks up in conversation. In fact, unless she is spoken to it’s rare to hear her talk at all. Regardless, she makes friends quite easily with her naturally lovely demeanor. She can quite easily sense when someone finds her attractive, which she sometimes uses to her advantage, one of the only mischievous aspects about her. Otherwise she is rarely known to lie, cheat or manipulate anyone in any way.
She despises fighting in general, as she dislikes harming other creatures, especially animals. As such if an opponent is using any sort of summoned creature or steed, she tends to try and hit the source rather than the mount in most situations. As a rule, Clora does not fight back unless totally necessary and will not kill her opponent if at all possible. Her amazing aim with the bow helps her achieve this goal and she has yet to kill another man or elf in combat in her life. She hopes to keep it that way.
Biography: Compared to some of the more war-oriented elves in the world, Clora’s lifestyle has been a fairly boring one. She was born from a regular male elf and a female wood elf, gaining mostly her mother’s attributes. She was often shunned by other wood elves as a child due to not being quite as plant-like as they were, but Clora quickly learned the charisma that it would take to make friends. Slowly but surely as she grew, more people began to notice her and she was soon able to use her differences as a strength for herself, not a weakness.
During schooling Clora mostly focused on the fine arts in her studies, leaving warfare and fighting techniques to the more aggressive of her peers. She specialized in painting and musicianship, learning to play an old wooden flute provided by her mother. She wound up being quite good at the flute, although most of her musical peers were able to outshine her at their prospective instruments. Her painting style is quite absurdist, with strange color combinations and pictures. She was generally praised as a student for her new and sometimes innovative ideas in the fields of the arts.
As she grew, her powers of control over nature began to arise in her, and she chose to focus on medium sized plants and vines, due to the overwhelming variety of plants she could find in that region. She focused all of her training on that area, losing any chance she may have had to gain power over air or water. Eventually she had a change of heart near the ending of her training, and gave herself just enough time to gather the knowledge and ability of healing dew from the air. As her training solidified and finished, her mother died at the age of 205, quite young for an elf. Saddened and in despair over her mother’s death, she took solace in her father, who decided to show her the joys of archery.
Clora’s father was delighted to see Clora take up archery so easily, and as a year passed she got very skilled at both aim and agility. Soon he gave her an old quiver that he himself had used often during his youth. After teaching her all that he had known about it he began to teach her about other fighting styles, none of which wound up sticking with her as well as the archery had. She eventually got decent at all around combat styling, but archery remained her favorite. Soon after learning the art of staff fighting, her dad was summoned away by the local king for his role in a fight against several of the king’s men during a burglary. He was thrown in the King’s dungeon and Clora has yet to hear from him since.
In the year following her dad’s imprisonment, she grew more and more apart from the elven community and eventually decided it was high time she left the forests and woods she knew and explore what else the world contains. She started towards the more populated areas of the world with a sense of glee and a twinkle in her eye.